Monday, July 30, 2007

When it Rains, it Pours Kind of Thing

MENTAL STATUS: "Psyched". Having a few lucky weeks here. First, I win a critique and now a book (see below). I'm taking this as a sign and hoping this leads to even more good news soon.

If you hear people say it's a waste of time reading blogs, then all I can say is they're probably not reading the right kind.

I just so happened to be reading my daily blog list last week and came across a contest on the Write Stuff blog. So I entered by posting a comment--and won a book! And not just any book, but a writing book.

**Cue the ooohs and ahhhhs**

I won Noah Lukeman's The Plot Thickens: 8 Ways to Bring Fiction to Life. Go me.

The writers over there did a great job all weekend blogging about--what else?--books. Hey, one of my favorite subjects. Check it out!

And speaking of books...

I'm still working my way through Kate Walker's 12-Point Guide to Writing Romance. But I think it's really going to help me with a story idea I have for Harlequin. Then Dwight Swain's Techniques of the Selling Writer is calling my name next.

You see, I have an idea for a new book--one I'm hoping to make into a single title. Unfortunately, that's all I have. An idea. Nothing else. It's not even a plot. So, the Noah Lukeman book I won couldn't come at a better time for me. I can't wait to read it.

Are you reading any writing books right now?


Chicki said...

I'm not reading any writing books right now, but I have two waiting in the wings. Author Milam Propst gave me a copy of "Agents, Editors and You" by Michelle Howry when she spoke at our retreat. I also bought "How to Get Happily Published" by Judith Appelbaum. Hopefully I'll get to these when I finish my revisions. One chapter to go!!!!!

Elle Fredrix said...

Not reading anything now, but I did read Kate Walker's book last year. There's some fab info in there.

Congrats on your win!

DD said...

Congratulations on the win! Not reading any "how-to" books at the moment...but I'm thinking about it - does that count?

Tempest Knight said...

Congrats on winning the book! As for "how-to-write" books, I tried reading a couple, but got bored after a while and stopped. I prefer to take workshops on writing. Romance Divas have had some fabulous ones. :)

Valerie Everhart said...

Thanks Jennifer for the link to the Write Stuff Blog...I checked it out and it truly is the right kind of blog! All three of those books are on my list to buy..I want them all!!!