I was flipping through the older pages of my blog a little while ago (yes, there was a reason for it; something I’ll be discussing at a later date) and came across a few entries I posted while I was in the middle of writing or editing Waiting For Spring. I thought some of you might be interested in reading them. Here they are, in the order they were posted:
- Febrary 28, 2006: This was when I first dipped my toe into novel-writing waters. The post itself is rather boring, but the comments section reveals a nascent image of Tess (and my still-fresh resentment at the defection of Johnny Damon from my Beloved Red Sox to the Team From New York That Shall Not Be Named): A Novel Idea.
- March 23, 2006: While I was in the middle of writing my first draft and needed some help. (It’s kind of funny, because I was at a point when I wasn’t exactly sure how a certain plot line would be resolved.) Where’s a Lawyer When You Need One?
- October 19, 2007: A house of inspiration: This Old House.
- March 31, 2008: I posted WFS online at a Google Pages website in early March of 2008, while I was still querying agents. By this point I’d heard “I love it, but don’t think I can market it” several times, and decided to put it out there to see what people thought. I started getting emails within a week of the site going live, and many of them included fairly in-depth questions about WFS. It’s what gave me the courage to eventually forsake the traditional publishing path and put my book out on my own. Boa Constrictors From The Inside is my first answering-a-reader’s-question post.