On Writing & Publishing by Robin D. Owens

Personal notes on writing techniques, writing a novel, my writing career and threading your way through publishing a book.

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RITA Award Winning Author -- that's like the Oscar, folks! Futuristic/Fantasy Romance and Fantasy with Romantic Subplots.

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Monday, August 15, 2005

Publishers Fire Drill -- August


I got home to find an email from my editor saying that she had a meeting on the art for Heart Quest tomorrow at 8am and could I please send 1) ideas 2) synopsis of Heart Quest 3) the chapters I'd previously forwarded....

Pant. Pant. The 3rd Monday is ALWAYS the Paranormal Romance group Chat at writerspace at 6 pm my time, and of course I was out of cat food, and I was trying hard to get my website MOVED -- 000Domains has lost me as a customer as soon as this year is over -- so the message from my editor was not exactly welcome.

HOWEVER, as noted before, Berkley is doing "single element" items for my Heart books. And I cleverly figured out a long while back that I wanted to have a key on the cover and have been collecting fancy keys for about a year. HA!

Naturally, I'm not sure what chapters I sent her since I did it 3 separate times. And this was a "trust me, baby" book. That is, in the contract it reads "another book set on Celta" or something like that. That means they bought it idea unseen. Of COURSE it has no synopsis. You all have seen the grief I've been going through trying to plot a book and write a synopsis....

Well, I sent about 8 keys. Here's a sampling:
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Heh. SOMETIMES I think I'm almost on top of the game. At least I didn't have to spend the evening scrambling. I got the emails out to her in good time!

We'll see in about 6 months what the art department comes up with...btw, I think I bought all 3 of these keys...I have a bunch of "sword pins" I bought for Heart Duel, and a "emerald" heart ring for Heart Thief...



Anonymous Danica said...

Those keys are beautiful!

Good luck getting everything done!

3:35 PM  
Blogger moonhart said...

Oh I like number 3 but would modify it somewhat to have a celtic heart weave.

Yep. I like em! I think that must be one of the kewlest things...working with the art department.



8:09 PM  
Blogger Michele said...

I never knew keys could be so ornate!
Functional too.
I knew people who collected spoons, but keys are just so....creative.
I looked at your key pictures and imagined the doors they opened.
Can't say I was too thrilled imagining spoons in peoples mouths. Ick.

6:14 AM  
Blogger Robin D Owens said...

Ah, Michele, these are fancy Key jewelry pins, and like swords and hearts, people collect them...


6:48 PM  

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