Saturday, December 10, 2011

Follow me Friday

Keeping with the Spirit of Giving this season, what book do you think EVERYONE should read and if you could, you would buy it for all of your family and friends?

 Celestine Prophecy by:James Redfield

May not be a newer or even popular book now, but it had a great impact on me when I read it.  It let's you look at your relationships and see what has made you the person you are today.  All of those influences and how they impact your character.  It also talks in great depth about how there are really no coincidences in life.  Essentially, everything happens for a reason, and even though I read it many years ago it definitely affected the way I look at life now.  Things do happen for a reason, whether good or bad.  This is my suggestion and the one book I would give to others during the holiday season :)

Celestine Prophecy

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Meeting of the minds

There is one thing I have learned over the past weekend.  If you have the opportunity to meet your potential agent and his associate, then jump through all the hoops you can!  I spent a wonderful weekend in Miami and was able to meet up with my agent for the first time face to face.  We have spoken several times on the phone, we have had conference calls discussing the editing process I am doing and have emailed one another regularly.  BUT..there is nothing that can sell your passion, your drive like being in front of your agent.  A face to face meeting is so much more personal.  In the age of technology sometimes people get lost in the shuffle.  I did not want to be that person.  I wanted my agent to not only see my commitment, but also my conviction.  Nobody can sell your idea better than you can!  If he had any doubts, I believe those have now all been laid to rest.  The meeting was fantastic!  Now he truly understands the depth of my passion and drive to see this project to its completion.  The next meeting will be the final step in getting this novel to the publishers!  I am so very excited at the potential plans he has in store to make this happen!  Now it's not just an agent/writer relationship it's also the beginning of a long term friendship!  My hybrid novel is just about finished and I can't wait for the next chapter of this process to move forward!

Cheers, Lisa