Thursday, October 27, 2005

Waiting

I spend my days buying tunes from Itunes to fill up my Ipod Nano.  Get out my CDs to transfer them to the Ipod.  I don’t write much email.  Haven’t felt like it.  Read.  Not as much as I plan to each day.  Stay in my pj’s until noon.  Talk on the phone.  Go to the library.  Then the library cottage…buy books…more books.  Order even more books from Amazon or through Addall.  Read blogs.

But mostly I wait.  For the phone to ring.  No, I’m not waiting to be asked to the Halloween party.

I’M WAITING TO HEAR ABOUT GETTING A GODDAMN BOOK CONTRACT!

3 comments:

Pen said...

I do hope that you hear very soon about the book contract.

Cap'n Bob Napier said...

Waiting for money is the toughest waiting there is. I'm sure if you stop looking for it the contract will come.

Paula said...

It doesn't speak to today's posting, but....
In today's publishing climate where it appears that publishing houses themselves do very little promoting of most authors and their books, what role do you think writers themselves take on? Recently I had a chance to visit with Ellen Hart on this subject while she and her fellow Minnesota crime writers were on tour. She said it was a fact of life, perhaps an unfortunate one, that writers have to be their own promoters and take to the road. Could you address this? Thanks.