Daily Archives: July 25, 2013

The Bookpocalypse–What to Do When You Realize Your Story Might Be DEAD

Awesome article by Kristen Lamb author of Rise of the Machines- Human writers in a digital world!

Rise of the Machines--Human Authors in a Digital World

Kristen Lamb's Blog

Since I am dedicating this week to the apocalypse to support my friend, Piper Bayard, I thought we’d take a day to look at the Bookpocalypse. What IS a Bookpocalypse? The Bookpocalypse is when you realize that first book you’ve been working, reworking, taking to critique, etc. is a train wreck and, for all intents and purposes, unsalvageable.

I went through this, too. Back in the 90s, when I began my tome, I mistakenly believed that making As in English naturally qualified me to be a best-selling author.

Yeah, um. NO.

And there comes that point that we need to be honest why our book is being rejected (or, in the new paradigm, not selling). This can be a very depressing low for any artist. I still remember the day it dawned on me my first book was mess and it was time to pull the plug. This is…

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Is it Friday Yet?

Just a little pick me up for all those people out there patiently waiting for Friday to come. I have decided to start a new MEME every Thursday and see who can find the cutest “Is it Friday Yet?” post. Add what you want to the post or just leave a picture.

Here is mine:

I love cats and kittens of all shapes and sizes. Big cats are my favorite

IS that not the most gorgeous creature in the world?

Especially when it was a kitten? Don’t you just want to pet it?

 

 

 

 

Anyway just wanted to make you go Ahhhhh! Cause kitties are just so darn cute. And don’t forget to post your own Is it Friday Yet picture and let me know so I can go see it!

Friday is coming soon!