Hello! I hope you are having a fabulously productive summer. I wanted to drop in with some updates on what’s going on in my world.
- Writer’s Digest! Better Novel Project was included in Writer’s Digest 101 Best Websites for Writers 2017. I’d like to send everyone who nominated me a massive thank you! And if you are planning on going to the Writer’s Digest Annual Conference (August 18-20 in NYC), use code BNP17 for $25 off the registration cost. Yay!
- All Grown Up: I recently read Jami Attenberg’s new novel, All Grown Up. I loved it. When I was finished, I felt embarrassed that someone had published all my secret thoughts for everyone to see. Then I remembered that I wasn’t actually the main character. I guess that’s connecting with a work, huh? If you want to buy it, here is my amazon affiliate link.
— Better Novel Project (@BetterNovelProj) May 2, 2017
- Guest Post Matchmaker: I received an excellent guest post submission from Barry Hoffman (Gauntlet Press) about his work with Richard Matheson (author of I am Legend, What Dreams May Come, and many Twilight Zone scripts). It’s a beautiful and personal behind-the-scenes look at the publishing process. I try to keep the scope of this site pretty narrow but this was a lovely post that I didn’t want to slip away. As soon as I read it, I felt like it belonged on Sean P. Carlin’s blog– Sean has published odes to masters of horror John Carpenter and Wes Craven. I’m pleased to say that both Barry and Sean agreed, so please enjoy the post!
— Sean P Carlin (@SeanPCarlin) June 15, 2017
- The Royal Hamster: You might remember that I have a second blog which is devoted to illustrating the daydreams of Kate Middleton’s hamster. I recently released The Royal Hamster emojis on iTunes. It was a massive amount of work but a lot of fun. I’ve also been dabbling in animation, too. What a learning curve!
— The Royal Hamster (@theroyalhamster) July 15, 2017
- Instagram Love: Thanks to Aarika from ReadtoLivetoWrite for sharing this fun summer snap of her rainbow #amwriting sticker (available here).
Thanks for sharing!! #Repost @readtolivetowrite ・・・ Keeping up momentum by writing outside on this beautiful day. Also, snag your #amwriting sticker from @betternovelproject • • Hope everyone has a fun and safe memorial day. And let us not forget what the day is about. • • #amwriting #livetowrite #writeyourstory #storyteller #writer #write #writercommunityofinstagram #writersofinsta #writersofinstagram #writercommunity #amwritinghorror #amediting
- Finally, I am having some issues with my newsletter e-mails. The issues involve robots, just so you know what I am up against. That is not my only excuse for the lack of updates but it certainly has not helped. As soon as I get the “all clear” I have a fun guest post from Julie Duffy from Story a Day to share. Hooray!
Have a great week, writers!