Sunday, April 6, 2008

An Author's Spring Office Cleaning - Part 1

My second book has a new title, The Hermit in the Hemlocks: A Ghost Story. It still takes place in the Adirondacks but I want to make it appealing to a larger audience so I'v given it a new title.

I'm also giving my office a much needed facelift. Running three businesses out of a 12x9 foot space isn't the easiest thing in the world. I'm very grateful for the space, though. It has a window!

I'm throwing junk away first. I'm on my fourth garbage bag full. 33-gallon sized bags! Boy, does this feel good. It's a lot messier and unorganized than I thought but I've come across a few surprises.

I've found a lot of information from the publication, book signings, author's fairs, marketing, publicity and so forth with my first book, Adirondack Nightmare. Tears gushed down my cheeks as I sorted through everything. I had no idea of the magnitude of ongoing support I had throughout this process. I'd like to thank some of those people now as I reread their letters, articles, emails and as I look at the photos they were kind enough to send to me. There's no order to this list...just going through the "keeper" pile on my desk!

Thank you Janet Duprey, Assemblywoman of the 114th District of the State of New York for your kind note.

Thanks, Frances Fairchild of the Chazy Public Library !

Thanks to the Momot Elementary School PTO for our first school presentation!

I have barely begun to thank those friends who have helped and supported me along the way. You have given me the inspiration to continue with a second book and to continue cleaning this office! I'll be posting more thanks next.

Take care.


Ulla said...

good luck!
i love ghost stories and the Adirondacks make one think of the past! can not wait to see how it comes out!

S.M.P. said...

Your subhead should read "its sequel."

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Charlie Ruff said...

Wow, that's a lot of cleaning. I don't think I'd cope! lol.

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jade said...

Tip #1= Getting Organized.Stay Organized.
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So – you have all the information. Where? Is your life story or novel a compilation of sticky notes that lay all over the dining table that you used to eat on? Do you have piles of notes by your bedside that have now become mixed in with the laundry you left on the floor last week?

Take a deep breath. Now gather! What seems overwhelming may, indeed, be a bit of a job – but if you don’t get organized now, the book – your book, will forever remain a story in your head, and not one that was ever, or will ever be, shared with the world.

{Don’t be afraid of the word organize!}

*Thanks for the read.
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Zoe-ella said...

Congrats on finishing a second book! I am looking at self publishing for my dissertation and it would be great to get your imput if poss? See It would be a massive help :-)

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