Why You Want a Big Book Publisher to Reject Your Book

If you want to publish a book, publish it yourself. If you’re not famous you’ll have to anyway—and if you are famous, you’d be fourteen kinds of dense not to. [Read more…]

What Book Publishers Want Most, But Can’t Have

A continuation of the conversation I started with yesterday’s My New Book Has Taken Over My Head. Here are a few random thoughts floating through my head as I take a break this morning from working on my new book: What kind of stupid business am I in, anyway? Giving your book to an agent, so [Read More…]

My New Book Has Taken Over My Head

What I should do is kill this blog. It’s about my only hope for finishing the book I’m now writing, which is so important to me I can’t think about anything else anyway. Then again, stop blogging? Nayeth! I sayeth unto your eyeballs. The working title of my new book is All In … Almost: [Read More…]

United Talent is Interested in Movie Rights to My Novel. Ho-Hum.

So, let’s see. Monday, I’m scalp-deep in memories of my mother, due to a novel I’m writing. Tuesday, I discover my mother’s been dead for five years. Wednesday, I … can’t help but notice that I’m not exactly what you’d call depressed. And yesterday, I get an email from a woman at United Talent Agency [Read More…]

My Breakfast With My Christian Book Agent

In which I pitch to my agent two SUPERB ideas for Christian books: “The Shaq,” and “The Porpoise Driven Life.” Is he lucky to have me, or WHAT? [Read more…]