Thursday, November 15, 2007

I Love To Write Day - November 15

Did you know that today, November 15th, is "I Love To Write" day? Here's a link to the website, http://www.ilovetowriteday.org/ where the grassroots movement is explained. This is ILTW day's sixth year, but this is the first I've heard of it.

Interesting, isn't it, that on this day -- one set aside to celebrate the joys of writing-- the Writers Guild is on strike?

Don't get me wrong -- I support the strikers. From what I understand, the guild isn't asking for any more than what's fair.

Writers write because we have to -- that's our raison d'etre (impressive French, huh?). How hard it must be for the striking writers to not be working at the jobs they love. At the same time, they must be feeling the squeeze financially. This has got to hurt.

Personally, I'm having a wonderful day here - writing. Today is truly an "I Love To Write" day. I revised the ending to All The President's Gingerbread Menb, and it's much stronger now. But ... I have the freedom to write when I want to and stop when I don't. Not so for the strikers. If they don't write, their families don't eat.

Let's hope the strike ends soon, and our colleagues are granted the residuals they deserve.

Best to all....

Monday, November 12, 2007

Publishers Weekly

My first review for State of the Onion (SOTO)!!

I'm ecstatic to post this link to the PW website, where they have their reviews for this week. I'd gotten word late last week that the review was to appear today and I've been fighting a wobbly stomach ever since. But it's good. And I'm more than pleased, I'm thrilled.

Here's the link:

Fiction Reviews: Week of 11/12/2007 - 11/12/2007 - Publishers Weekly

Scroll down. It's near the bottom, under "Mass Market."

Feeling good today.

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Website Down

If you happened to check my website recently and couldn't find it - you're not alone. My website, and approximately 200,000 others on the East Coast and in the Midwest have been shut down for several days due to server problems. My web designer (Hiya, Beth!) has seen 90% of her clients' sites disappear. The server responsible promised to have us all back up by yesterday, but alas -- that hasn't happened yet.

I'll update here when we go live again. In the meantime, I can't check the e-mail that routes through my website, so if you need to get in touch with me, please do so via my regular e-mail address. If you don't have it, send me a comment with your e-mail and I'll get in touch. I heard spam horror stories about placing e-mail addresses in blog posts...

Be well.