She is the nicest person, an author, a book blogger and reviewer. She’s in the hospital. I know we’re only friends online, but online friends are great friends. I’m wishing her a speedy recovery. Having spent time as a charge nurse in Coronary Care, I know she’s getting all kinds of TLC!
Chris, at Stumbling Over Chaos, posted this link and I found it very interesting. Most readers said their pet peeve about books is a bad cover. I’ve had more than my share of those – in the past – not now – it wasn’t my fault! I didn’t ask for a sucky cover…I swear! http://lesleywbooknook.blogspot.com/2010/08/book-prejudices.html It’s not as if I said – Gimme the worst POS cover ya got – on my cover request! Whether we like it or not, we are a visual species. A cover is the very first thing a reader sees and a cover can make or break a book. Even though of all people, I should know better, I’ll skip over a book with a silly, stupid or just plain bad cover.
Literary agent, Nathan Bransford, no…he’s not my agent…I have no agent…but he writes a good, informative, participatory blog – oh, that’s what I was going to say…he writes a good, informative, participatory blog – here’s the link: http://blog.nathanbransford.com/ I’m considering attending the writer’s conference – haven’t been to one in a number of years, not since I got hit on by the published author who was supposed to be mentoring me. Blech. He, Nathan, not the lecherous author, has a recent post for all you Lost fans. My sister is Lost-obsessed. She watches the DVDs over and over and over again. I’ve never watched it and I never will.
If you’re reading this, happy Saturday! My puppy is doing well. I’m still too sleep-deprived to do much more than stare at my WIP. My husband promises to sleep with the puppy this weekend so I can spend at least one night in my own heavenly bed. Sigh…