distraction no.99

Nova Ren Suma | On Writing & Writing Distractions

Not an Author Newsletter… something else.

Like Me, Ask Me, Inspire Me

I’m busy doing a massive freelance project due the day I leave for the Thanksgiving holiday, so I surely should not be blogging at a time like this. What has gotten into me?

Oh, if you know me at all, you know how easily distracted I am. I get the best writing done when I’m closed up in a room for hours on end, have to be quiet, have no internet and no TV and can’t talk on the phone… and dinner’s not until six. There’s really not much else to do but write.*

Anyway, like some other authors I know, I’ve been struggling with how best to use Facebook. I don’t want to annoy my friends and family, but I also want a way to get book news out there and be able to talk about my books and writing and all that. And I don’t want to have to force people to be my friend either.

So… I made this Facebook page last night. You can “like” it, to keep up with future news about my book, or you can “like” it just be nice to me. Or you don’t have to like it, really. I’ll probably make more use of it in the future, when there’s stuff to tell you about Imaginary Girls.

Also, another fun distraction is that I keep meaning to put up a FAQ page on my websites to answer questions I get a lot from readers… If you have any burning questions for me, feel free to leave them in the comments, or you can ask them completely anonymously on Formspring. I’ve started answering some questions there, but I’ll collect some to put up in the FAQ.

Finally, what’s the best first-person novel you’ve read lately? I love first person, and I’m always hungry for new voices. I am dying to read this novel.
*Or nap. Yes, I was describing Yaddo. Damn, I want to go back.

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2 responses to “Like Me, Ask Me, Inspire Me”

  1. Well, lately is relative, but I adore Jasper Fforde’s Shades of Grey, which is less than a year old at least. And–of course–Robin McKinley’s Sunshine.
    Best wishes!

  2. I liked your page! And I’ll ask you some questions.

    First person…I’d have to say THE MOCKINGBIRDS! I know I could probably say more but I can’t think of any. A lot of what I’ve read lately has been fluffy MG. Nothing that’s really visceral and hits me. Except for MOCKINGBIRDS. Sigh. I need more deep books.

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