by Kristi Belcamino
I'm up to my eyeballs in revisions for Blessed are Those Who Mourn. This fourth book in my Gabriella Giovanni mystery series is due to my editor Monday, June 1,
This fast turnaround times is one of the cool parts about being with the HarperCollins imprint I'm with. From what I've read, and my own experience, if someone likes a book in a mystery series they don't want to have to wait around very long for the next one!
But I've worked hard to make this happen.
This book comes out Sept. 29, which means I've published four books in 15 months. On Monday, after I turn it in, that will be the first time in ten months that I haven't been writing or revising a book.
I have a long list of items to do during this free week.
READ my friend's books!
Clean the entire house (it has been woefully neglected!)
Send out my author newsletter.
Weed the yard.
Go to doctor's appointments.
Anyway, in the meantime, while I'm finishing MOURN. 'll leave you with links to a few articles about the writing life.
My take away from both of them is that the key to succeeding in a writing career involves lots of hard work and being stubborn enough to never give up.
What do you think are the keys to success in this writing world?
This first article by Lea Wait is gritty and inspirational at the same time. If you want a career as a writer, you can't let the bastards get you down.
When Days are Dark (click on this link for the full article) is on Main Crime Writers