Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Cynthia Leitich Smith and Me

I had a wonderful mid-week treat this morning. Cynthia Leitich Smith tagged me on facebook to let me know she had posted my interview with her.

This was very exciting.


  1. It's a fabulous interview. I have her link on my front-page blog list so I saw your name pop up this morning, and woo-hoo! She asked good questions and you gave great answers. Nice job.

  2. Wonderful interview. Thank you.

    I've been doing that "working on my internet presence before getting published" thing and finding it very time-consuming (though fun in many ways). I was good at finding distractions before blogging and twittering. Now it's too easy not to get back to the main writing. And I can say for sure that the blogging and twittering doesn't feed the same part of the soul. Mine anyway.

    Yesterday I posted the first three chapters of my YA novel linked to my blog and am trying to decide whether to put the whole thing up there, even while agents review the whole manuscript, etc. The road map is obsolete, it feels like.

    I wish you all the best on your grand adventure!

  3. I'm always a little leery about posting a big chunk of my work online. I don't know if it's a good idea. Tell me what happens, would you?

  4. Um, I've read in several places that only snippets should be put online of work you are trying to sell. Otherwise, you've published it for free.

  5. Me too, Tricia. So maybe, Cate, you should hold off on putting online something you hope to publish later. Hate to see you lose an opportunity to sell a manuscript.


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