I've linked to this and made a reference or two, but it's time I formally introduced you to my latest book:
Loner in the Garret: A Writer's Companion,
is my first nonfiction book. I started it as a break between novels,
and I kept on with it because it expressed so much of what I've been
saying and thinking about writing over the past few years. Most of the
writers I know, especially those who are navigating the publishing
world, find this journey to be a rather wild ride. Sometimes it's the
best job ever, and sometimes we wonder what was wrong with us when we
came up with the idea to start a book/story/poem/song/screenplay.
official description is, "Inspiration and encouragement for writers.
Covering topics as varied as procrastination, the inner critic, fear,
distractions, envy, rejection, joy, and playfulness, it charts the ups
and downs of the writing life with honesty, gentle suggestions, and a
dash of humor."
It's obviously inspired by the blogging I do
here, and the tone and philosophy will be familiar to my readers, but it
is not a set of repackaged blog posts. Loner is new writing; it stands on its own.
If you'd care to check it out, the buy links are here:
Barnes & Noble
I want to give a shout out to Littera Designs,
who came up with that beautiful cover. And most of all I want to give a
shout out to you, the readers of this blog, who have been letting me
ramble on about various aspects of the writing life for more than seven
years now. Your thoughtful comments and your own blog posts have helped
keep me going!