Today is the last Monday I will be an unpublished author of a novel. And that's because on Tuesday, May 14, 2013, THE GLASS WIVES will be published by St. Martin's Griffin.
Even if I never publish another book (Boo! Hiss!) I will always be published. It can’t be erased, even when a book goes out of print or stops being on to-be-read lists (Boo! Hiss!). This thing, this author-thing, it's predicated on finding the right words at the right time. But writing a book is different from being an author. In this day of social media and book publicity, authors are charged with finding the right words in 140 characters, blog posts, magazine essays, Facebook statuses, and Skype sessions. It’s more than writing a book, it’s the rewriting of a career, or even rewriting a life.
It's all about words yet I'm at a loss. Except to say WOW. And thank you.
Amy Sue Nathan lives and writes near Chicago where she hosts the popular blog, Women's Fiction Writers. She has published articles in Huffington Post, Chicago Tribune and New York TimesOnline among many others. Amy is the proud mom of a son and a daughter in college, and a willing servant to two rambunctious rescued dogs.