The Write Calling

Is writing your true calling? Here you'll find encouragements for writers, book reviews, publishing industry insider tips, and market news. Read musings on writing and publishing by Katey Coffing, Ph.D.: Life Coach for Women Writers.

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Monday, July 28, 2008

RWA National

Music I'm listening to: Um, CNN. [me=news junkie]

Preparing for the Romance Writers of America national conference is always a ton of fun, combined with a smattering of stress. (Have my coaching brochures arrived? Biz cards? Where's my favorite name tag holder, and that great pair of ankle boots? Is my laptop still acting up? Gah, I still have to get my hair cut!) I look forward to seeing those of you who'll be attending. Say hi if you see me!

Meanwhile, here's a scary article (in an editor's own words) about what happens to your lovingly crafted submissions. Warning: not for the faint of heart.

Katey Coffing, Ph.D.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Speaking of my father-in-law...

Music I'm listening to: "Sleeping Satellite" by Tasmin Archer

My hubby just sent me an interesting web page. Vampire folk, this one's for you. (Plus, that's my father-in-law starring in the video, LOL!)


Wednesday, July 09, 2008

I've been nudged

Music I'm listening to: "Blue Gene Vincent" by Havana 3AM

*Ahem* Thanks for nudging me, Mary R. :) Mary helped me notice I haven't been hanging around my own blog since March. Ouch. Right, then, I'd better get back into the groove!

First off, I've been contemplating a longish post about the Amazon Kindle. Yes, I now own one of these funky lil' e-book readers, and it's changed my thoughts about publishing's future in a BIG way. Not that the Kindle is all sweetness and light, mind you, and there are some drawbacks to it that give me major pause--but overall, I think the Kindle *or something like it* could thrust the slower-moving, slow-adapting parts of the publishing industry into quite a, um, situation. While I ponder my swirling thoughts, does anyone else out there have one of these goodies?

Second, one of the reasons for my extended absence is my latest project. Ta-da! (Imagine the curtains opening.) For all you busy writers who could use a little nudge yourselves, my Write Now Quotes is a short email newsletter featuring a single motivational quote each week and some brief commentary tailored for the writerly soul. I plan to get the next issue out tomorrow evening, so if you'd like to get it, best sign up now!

More to come in future posts here, including my current irritation with a previous love (, a website that has peeved me so greatly I won't even give it a link), and a gleeful party for yet another client who's sold her book. (Waving to Leigh--gal, drink some Chick-fil-A lemonade for me!) Meanwhile, I hope that despite my recent quiet, y'all are out there happily writing away. Right?


*cracking whip*