George Saunders wrote the following paragraphs in the Guardian and I’m posting it here to remind us all how writing is all about re-writing. And how important it is to edit your own work rather than just assuming that the first draft is the final draft just because it’s written down. And how to addContinue reading “Making Your Story “Less Lame””
There are a lot of wannabes out there. And Maybe if I had the time… And Someday I’ll… I’ve talked to quite a few people lately who say that they’ve always wanted to write a children’s book. That they have a story inside them. But that’s where it ends. They talk about it, think aboutContinue reading “Wannabes”
Making a book launch happen!
So, there are pleeeenty of things I should be doing today as I wait for launch day (more on that later). I could be doing work WORK WORK WORK WORK WORK WORK WORK but I’m not. I could be cleaning the house HAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHA but I’m not. I could be working on my next book LAContinue reading “Things I’m doing while I wait for the LAUNCH of This Is A Serious Book”
It’s finally arrived! The day This Is a Serious Book comes out in the UK. Different jacket, different size, a few different spellings, but it’s here! And I don’t even have a picture for you because I’ve given away my one and only copy. Off to get some more!
Look at this beautiful page! The face on this donkey is just priceless, don’t you think! And this one is one of my favorites: (But don’t even get me started on the number of words there are in the English language that mean the same as “fart”! Parp, pop, toot, wind, gas… shall I goContinue reading “A few interior pages”
Exciting times with the Parachini clan! We just flew to Washington, DC, for a wedding and I got my first glimpse of This is a Serious Book in an actual bookstore. I may have squealed like a mouse. And leaped around the store singing “This is my book!” And signed two copies of it withContinue reading “Hooray for books!”
October 11. It’s out! In the world. The real world! (Okay, only in the US, but that still counts!) My latest book is on the shelves. Or it should be, so go ask your librarian/friendly independent bookseller/kindergarten teacher for a copy! Or click on Amazon. I won’t tell. Hooray!
There’s a lot of waiting around in publishing, so I’m trying to use my time for good rather than evil…but I do so love a good procrastination technique.