72 Replies to “And the title of the new book is…”

  1. twisted

    It sounds exciting. Now I’m sitting in yearbook wondering what this new book is going to be about. Dun dun dun. Aww well. I still have a year to ponder.

  2. twisted

    It sounds exciting. Now I’m sitting in yearbook wondering what this new book is going to be about. Dun dun dun. Aww well. I still have a year to ponder.

  3. I am admiring you and I am a little envious. I wrote myself and published several poems. But my luck didn’t go further . I wrote a very good novel and it seems that the only way will be ever published is by doing it myself. But considering my financial situation is prohibitive. The only way around,I was told, is to find somebody with a”name” to recommend it… Oprah does not accept “unsolicited materials”…Haw did you start publishing your novels ? I gave up, very disappointed , after several years of trying hard…

  4. I am admiring you and I am a little envious. I wrote myself and published several poems. But my luck didn’t go further . I wrote a very good novel and it seems that the only way will be ever published is by doing it myself. But considering my financial situation is prohibitive. The only way around,I was told, is to find somebody with a”name” to recommend it… Oprah does not accept “unsolicited materials”…Haw did you start publishing your novels ? I gave up, very disappointed , after several years of trying hard…

    1. Nope, the only way to get published is the hard way. Do your research and find editors or agents who are accepting unsolicited materials. (They do exist.) Go to the library and read every book you can about writing and the publication process. While you’re sending your novel out, try to write and sell stories to magazines or other publications.

      I have a file that contains several hundred rejection letters. I still consider myself Queen of the Slush Pile.

      1. Rejections

        You were rejected? Several hundred rejections? Really? Does that mean Speak was rejected at some point? Sorry about all of the question marks, but after having read your books, it really is difficult to think LHA actually has a file of rejections. You do a lovely job of making all of your hard work transpire into something that is seamless.

        Love your new title. Do not like that we have to wait an entire YEAR to get it, though! Sheesh!

  5. Nope, the only way to get published is the hard way. Do your research and find editors or agents who are accepting unsolicited materials. (They do exist.) Go to the library and read every book you can about writing and the publication process. While you’re sending your novel out, try to write and sell stories to magazines or other publications.

    I have a file that contains several hundred rejection letters. I still consider myself Queen of the Slush Pile.

      1. . . . and apparently you enjoy one-word responses, too ^.^
        Love the title!
        I’m reading Fever now, and i really appreciate the directness & clarity of your writing – which echoes the directness & clarity of the titles of your books. (This gives me, not the clearest of people, a clear excuse as to why i can read YA when i myself am not a YA.)

  6. Oooooooooooooooooooh. I love titles. Even if the book is a year away, it makes it so much more real. Now when I tell customers to read Speak or one of your other books, I can go “And her new book, TWISTED, will be out next year!” Wheeeeeee!

  7. Oooooooooooooooooooh. I love titles. Even if the book is a year away, it makes it so much more real. Now when I tell customers to read Speak or one of your other books, I can go “And her new book, TWISTED, will be out next year!” Wheeeeeee!

  8. Rejections

    You were rejected? Several hundred rejections? Really? Does that mean Speak was rejected at some point? Sorry about all of the question marks, but after having read your books, it really is difficult to think LHA actually has a file of rejections. You do a lovely job of making all of your hard work transpire into something that is seamless.

    Love your new title. Do not like that we have to wait an entire YEAR to get it, though! Sheesh!

  9. I can’t wait

    I think it’s because of the fact that here on the LJ we know how long twisted has been a WIP but it is getting very hard to have to wait for this book but at least we know the title but your making it so tempting why must you do this to us? why?

  10. I can’t wait

    I think it’s because of the fact that here on the LJ we know how long twisted has been a WIP but it is getting very hard to have to wait for this book but at least we know the title but your making it so tempting why must you do this to us? why?

    1. Re: I can’t wait

      Because i am proud of it and I am bursting to share it, but I’ll get in trouble if I do, so i figured I would share with you what I could. Sorry if it is irritating!

  11. Re: I can’t wait

    Because i am proud of it and I am bursting to share it, but I’ll get in trouble if I do, so i figured I would share with you what I could. Sorry if it is irritating!

    1. I usually go through several titles before I hit on the one that resonates. Kind of like buying shoes: “Meh, yawn, ok – i guess, boring, maybe….. OMG MUST HAVE THESE SHOES!!!”

      Or title, as the case may be.

  12. . . . and apparently you enjoy one-word responses, too ^.^
    Love the title!
    I’m reading Fever now, and i really appreciate the directness & clarity of your writing – which echoes the directness & clarity of the titles of your books. (This gives me, not the clearest of people, a clear excuse as to why i can read YA when i myself am not a YA.)

  13. I usually go through several titles before I hit on the one that resonates. Kind of like buying shoes: “Meh, yawn, ok – i guess, boring, maybe….. OMG MUST HAVE THESE SHOES!!!”

    Or title, as the case may be.

  14. Oh, I’m all goospimply!!! Can’t wait….you’re one of my favorite authors! I hope you keep writing; I want to be an editor someday, and it would be an honor to edit one of your books! lol Just dreaming……..

  15. Oh, I’m all goospimply!!! Can’t wait….you’re one of my favorite authors! I hope you keep writing; I want to be an editor someday, and it would be an honor to edit one of your books! lol Just dreaming……..

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