Hurray!

Jun. 20th, 2017 11:38 pm
litlover12: (GK1)
 The book is out!

I've been doing publicity for it like crazy.

I'm pooped. 

But happy.

EEEEE!

May. 22nd, 2017 07:00 pm
litlover12: (GK1)
 I finally got to read the CT review of my book . . . and it's a rave!
litlover12: (TKS4)
 . . . Christianity Today has a nice long new review of your forthcoming book, but it's print-only and your copy didn't come in today's mail and the bookstore doesn't have it yet!

ACK!

*runs hysterically in circles*
litlover12: (GK_LC2)
 I hope everyone had a nice Easter!

I've been majorly busy with preparations for my book launch on June 20. I'm trying to get an author website going, but it isn't going well, because, as ever, I am tech-challenged. I did get a Facebook author page set up -- and then I had a bad attack of nerves, because it started to make the whole thing seem so REAL. I remember Leslie Caron saying that when she saw herself onscreen in her first movie, she felt so sick she thought she was coming down with the flu. For the first time, I understand what she meant.
litlover12: (Writing)
As we writers are prone to feeling like we've never done enough, I thought it might be good for the morale to look back over the year and see just how much I've actually published.

So we have:
Read more... )

YOU GUYS

Nov. 17th, 2016 11:11 pm
litlover12: (Sc P2)
My book is available for pre-order!!*

*gulp*

*It doesn't come out till June, but still . . . it's available for pre-order.
litlover12: (Books)
Just wanted to thank you all for the nice comments about the book. I confess I chuckled a bit over the comments that "it went so fast!" I guess it must have seemed fast, going by what I said here, but the truth is, I've been working on that book for literally years. It was only after I got the agent and the offer from the publisher that everything really accelerated.

All the more reason I'm thrilled to be done writing it! Of course lots of edits and revisions are before me, but editing is very different from actually having to create the thing.

Good news!

May. 30th, 2016 08:20 pm
litlover12: (Writing)
I finished writing the book today!

*collapses*
litlover12: (Alot)
Look at this gorgeous personalized graphic [livejournal.com profile] msantimacassar made me! I love it!! *jumps up and down*

And she's taking requests over at her LJ if you'd like one of your own!

litlover12: (Cross)
A blessed and joyous Easter to you all! Sorry I haven't been around much lately -- work on the book is sucking up most of my free time these days. But I'm still reading and enjoying your posts.

Here, from my garden, is a little gift for you! :-)

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litlover12: (Writing)
Some articles are (relatively) easy to write; some articles are a bear to write. This one was a bear to write. I'm not sure why -- I guess there was just a lot I wanted to say, and I got anxious about finding the right ways to say it. But I finally, finally, FINALLY got it done, and I hope those of you who are into analysis of all things Star Wars will enjoy it!

(Major spoilers included.)

Speaking of Star Wars, I came across this piece the other day and got a chuckle out of it. Theory #1 is an English major's delight. I caught those missing commas too, and the implication immediately occurred to me. This is what happens when people are careless with their punctuation! 
litlover12: (Psych)
"Oh, you're a writer? Maybe you can give me some advice. I'm interested in becoming a technical writer . . ."

Stop. Please. Just. Stop.
litlover12: (Writing)
Just popping in for a minute to share a bit of good news: Some of you know I'm writing a book about faith and singleness. (I've been writing it for quite some time, actually, as it's been going rather slowly.) On Monday, I got an agent! She's going to start submitting my proposal to publishers soon.

. . . Which means I have to get busy and get this thing written!!

*pops back out*
litlover12: (MFL1)
Two things, to be precise. One is about My Fair Lady and the other is about the White Collar series finale. I thought some of you might like to read them!
litlover12: (Writing)
Here's my second Olympic figure skating piece, and here's my review of the new Bob Fosse biography!
litlover12: (Dickens)
Remember that article I was sending to the Atlantic? They didn't take it . . . but First Things did!
litlover12: (TKS4)
Putting the finishing touches on another Atlantic article that I plan to submit tomorrow morning (cross your fingers for me!). It's funny how, whenever I write for them, I get scared. Absolutely freaking terrified. It doesn't happen with other publications, just that one.
litlover12: (Books)
Just wanted to show you all what I ordered with the gift card I won in the Book Riot contest!

Goodies below the cut . . . )
litlover12: (GK1)
That is, it hasn't been announced online yet -- but I just got the e-mail announcing that my Lewis essay won the Book Riot contest. Many thanks to all of you who voted for me and/or encouraged me!
litlover12: (Books)
It never rains but it pours!

NRO is doing a symposium on summer reading recommendations, and I've been asked to submit a few. I was thinking I could do something about classic romances -- you know, like "Instead of taking a romance novel to the beach this summer, take these classic romances." Good idea? Or too hokey? What do you think?

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