Just returned from conferencing, and I have lots of good stuff to share. First, some good news: PJ Tracy (mother-daughter duo wrote authored the brilliant mystery Monkeewrench) will be interviewing with Writer Unboxed! More good news: Anthea Bell, the translator for Cornelia Funke will also be interviewing, and she believes Ms. Funke herself will be up for a chat as well! I’m psyched! Finally, Barbara Samuel, another Queen of Women’s Fiction and recent RITA winner, has agreed to interview! These are terrific authors, and WU is proud to have them!
I have so much information to sort through, but here’s one nugget I recall vividly from a session about making fiction writing a priority. The topic drew me in; there seems to always be something sucking my time–nonfiction work and kiddos probably rank as the top two. But guess what? I’m so not special. (Drat.) Successful authors have to juggle as many, if not more, responsibilities as I do. The difference is that they found a way to break through the daily grind to carve out Enough. Time. Balance. Motivation. Stamina. Take a peek at the key to their success. [Read more…]