Shannon Stacey

Advice for the newbie writer

So you’re feeling pretty good. Your book’s out—you’re an author! YAY! :cheer:

So this means you’re an expert now, right? You can trash New York Times bestsellers, insulting not only writers at the top of the current game, but their readers, as well? Because you don’t need those bridges anymore. You’re a published author now and you know how it’s done. Right?

Absolutely. You go right ahead and do that.

If you see smoke, it’s probably the train wreck.

12 comments to “Advice for the newbie writer”

  1. Karen Templeton
      · September 11th, 2006 at 10:21 am · Link

    I’m bored, disgruntled and sleep-deprived.

    More bread crumbs, please. :devil:

  2. Jaci Burton
      · September 11th, 2006 at 10:57 am · Link


    Sadly, there are a lot of writers out there who are really that dumb. Who think once they’re published they know it all.

    As soon as you think you know it all, you’re fu:censor:ed

  3. Heather Rae Scott
      · September 11th, 2006 at 11:56 am · Link

    I second Karen, more bread crumbs, please….

  4. PBW
      · September 11th, 2006 at 1:35 pm · Link

    It’s Monday, then?

    I’m so behind on blog rounds I’m still stumbling over the train wrecks from last month. Btw, very nice cover art for your new book, Shannon. Is the novel connected with the other authors’ as a series, ala Crimson City?

  5. Charlene
      · September 11th, 2006 at 1:42 pm · Link

    Er. I missed something. As usual.

  6. Ann Wesley Hardin
      · September 11th, 2006 at 2:07 pm · Link

    Yeah, I hate it when that happens! :cursin:

  7. melani_blazer
      · September 11th, 2006 at 2:27 pm · Link

    That really was ugly, wasn’t it? :noevil:

  8. Larissa
      · September 11th, 2006 at 2:41 pm · Link

    I’m with Charlene…:oops:

  9. Angie
      · September 11th, 2006 at 10:06 pm · Link

    Btw, very nice cover art for your new book, Shannon. Is the novel connected with the other authors’ as a series, ala Crimson City?

    I can answer that, the answer is no. The books have in common only that there is a bird of prey shifter of some sort in all of them, and they are all dark and sexy. But not set in the same world.

    And I know where the breadcrumbs lead. :devil:

  10. Natalie J. Damschroder
      · September 11th, 2006 at 11:45 pm · Link

    I have been very, very good about avoiding train wrecks this year. :angel:

    You guys are driving me nuts.:crazy:

  11. Shannon
      · September 12th, 2006 at 8:34 am · Link

    Thanks, Angie. :kiss:

    The TALONS books are, like she said, connected by the premise—shifting birds of prey—but they’re not tied in to one another. I have Mandy’s, but not the others. I can’t wait until they’re all released. :thumb:

    And the bread crumbs…eh. Wasn’t that big a deal. Considering how utterly crappy I feel today, I had the coming-down-with-something bitchiness. Between the back-to-schedule and working on filling that dumpster, and I’m just run down and my kid’s probably brought me home some lovely germies from school.


  12. Jaci Burton
      · September 12th, 2006 at 9:41 am · Link

    I know where the breadcrumbs lead, too…… :devil:

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