02
MAY
2011

Foreign Sales!

Nearly a day to the month since my book sold, the good news keeps rolling in. This was announced on Publishers Marketplace today: Rights to Erin Bowman’s THE LAICOS PROJECT, to Carsten Polzin at Piper in Germany, in a three-book deal, in a pre-empt, by Friederike Biese...
21
APR
2011

Battling Fear

I wanted to talk about something that has happened since landing my book deal: The Fear. Hear me out. You spend all this time writing, perfectly, querying, revising and submitting your story, all in pursuit of the elusive book deal. And then, after months of patience and hard...
18
APR
2011

It’s Marathon Monday! (and, giveaway winners)

Today is Marathon Monday in Boston. As far as I am aware, it is one of the larger annual marathons in the country. People come from all over to race through the suburbs of Boston, facing Hearbreak Hill in the final miles and ending on downtown Boylston Street, just outside the...
17
APR
2011

Crutches in writing

We all have them. Certain words we use more than others. Phrases we rely on. I am aware of a good number of mine, and even though I consciously try to keep them in check, they always sneak into my work. Especially first drafts. I’m working on something new at the moment,...
12
APR
2011

Guest Blogging on Crowe’s Nest

I’m guest blogging over on my agent’s blog today, the Crowe’s Nest. I wrote a fancy post – “As Nike says, “Just do it” – where I ramble about finding the time to write, and then no matter what, starting. The Nike slogan is pure genius, and...
10
APR
2011

Thank you!!! (and, let’s celebrate)

I wanted to give a big thank you to everyone who has taken to the time to congratulate me on my book deal these last few days. From emails and blog comments to twitter messages and RTs, you guys have been amazing. I have been so touched by how genuinely thrilled and excited...