• January 2017
  • July 2016
    I'm glad when people ask me about my writing!  It shows interest -- even if they're just being polite.  For me, the "difficult" question is "When is your book going to be published?"  I now answer honestly:  "I'm close to finishing it, but it's been...
  • July 2016
    Robin, I like your approach, and will cheerfully steal it :-)
  • July 2016
    I feel in good company now! Before my first book I didn't have the opportunity to meet many authors. Maybe I would have been the biggest dolt then. Now that I have experienced the landmines first hand, my approach to any writer is almost always...
  • July 2016
    I feel ya, but it's important to remember that what we do as writers demands a big investment of time, energy, and emotion from our audience. Wouldn't it be nice if we could just hang our novel on a wall for people to take in and admire in the space...
  • July 2016
    "But couldn't they try: I enjoyed your first book so much..." ---great one! It's so great that it gave me an idea the next time I get asked one of the 'other' questions. I'm now curious to see the expression, or more like hear the answer to, "So,...
  • July 2016
    There are many other questions that are difficult, even annoying.  "Have you been published?" takes the cake as the worst. It's horrible if you haven't been published, slightly less if you have been in a small lit. journal, and it goes on. And what...
  • July 2016
    I'm just happy that they are interested enough to ask. :)
  • April 2016
  • November 2015

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