Saturday, May 29, 2010

Another Great Writer's Night Out

The Scent of Money. Went to Denny's for another enthusiastic Writer's Night Out! D. Nathan Hilliard, author of The Ways of Khrem and I spent an evening discussing promotions, food, children, dogs, and everything else in between. The food was tasty, the coffee hit the spot, and we laughed at the world and its problems--in a good way. 

One day when the publishing industry settles and the dust has cleared, we'll reveal to the world some of our predictions--and the crystal ball we used to conjur up some of the things we've invested our humorous-clad time developing. 

On a more serious side to the writing business, it is truly the best of times and the worst of times to be published. Depending on the route taken. For me, promoting is like busting through doors not having a clue what's on the other side. I've screamed, I've laughed, and I have almost fainted from the costs that I'm seeing being funneled from writer's pockets. This is a tough business and should not be entered into lightly. Savvy is the word needed here. Very savvy! 

Would I do anything else with my life? Don't think so. You see, I am a writer...a mystery writer driven to do just that--write. 

For anyone who loves to read, my book, The Scent of Money is the first book in a series. The sequels are coming, so keep looking! And the Kindle is one fine way to read. I love ebooks. 

My Steven is asleep and all four of our dogs, who are our fur-kids are nodding shall I. 

Happy Trails,



  1. Love you posts!

    Personally, I think it's the best of times to be a writer. We have more control over our work than ever before!!

    The Future is NOW!

  2. Yes, it both! Being a writer and the future is definitely here and excitment grows everyday for me watching all this unfold. (I'm wearing a HAPPY FACE)