Newsflash: July 21, 2013

From the 2013 Debs…

Deb Kerry just got a peek at the cover for WAKEWORLD. It is awesome. There is happy dancing.

Deb Susan had a wonderful release week and a blast at the Northern California launch of CLAWS OF THE CAT – and she’s looking forward to next week’s Southern California Launch (Thursday, July 25 at 7pm at the Barnes & Noble on Santa Monica’s 3rd Street Promenade)!

Deb Amy has scheduled book clubs for Fall ’13 and Winter ’14 but now has one for next week! Her first! Woot! (And it’s local! Double Woot!!)

Deb Dana was thrilled to FINALLY announce her two-book deal with Kensington in the US and Constable & Robinson in the UK!!


Deb Applications Are Still Open for the Class of 2014!

Would YOU like to join the incoming Debutante Ball as part of the incoming Class of 2014? There’s still time!

Applications are due by July 30, 2013 – Click this link for more details.


Deb Dish – What part of writing do you find the most difficult?

Deb Amy: I really struggle with the first draft. It taunts me until I go back and polish it, at least a bit. I want to get the story out but always have a driving need to make it the way I really want it to be.

Deb Kerry: The part in every project where I start believing that I’m a fraud and I can’t write. It’s so hard to keep writing anyway when that happens.

Deb Susan: I’m with Kerry here. There’s a point (around Draft 3) where the plot is a hot mess and I’m convinced I will never again write my way out of the disaster I’ve created. By the end of Draft 4, however, it always seems to come back under control.

Deb Dana: OMG, I’m with Kerry, too. With this second book in particular, I’m having those moments where I’m like, “My first book was better, and clearly I’m a one-hit wonder, and nothing I write will ever be any good again, and aaaaaaahhhh!!!” It’s definitely hard to silence those demons when they rear their ugly little heads.


Your Turn!! What’s the most difficult part of writing for you?