Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Of Nooks and Books and Writing Hooks

I did it. I succumbed to the urge and purchased an e-reader. The NookColor. I adore paper books, of course, but love the luxury of adjusting the font size and having a whole library at my fingertips. Had a little trouble with the backlight bothering my eyes, so I ended up taking the brightness down to nothing. Anyone else have this experience? I bought a cover that doubles as a stand, too, which is cool.

Also, just turned the revision for the September SuperRomance called THE BABY CONNECTION. I am soooo proud of this book. It's got great characters and powerful story and lots of heart. I know I shouldn't brag, but this book really kicked my butt. I had to do research on Iraq, on newborns, on Salvador, on embedded journalists, on J school, on photography, on the Army and more...Fingers crossed that readers will find it as lovely as I think it is--and my editor, of course. It's a secret baby book with some interesting twists, by the way.

Now the new book is driving me nuts. What made me think there was a story here? Who are these people and why do I care enough to put them in a book, much less spend MONTHS living their lives with them?
Help! Drop me a note of encouragement, pleeeeeeeze!
All my best,