Category Archives: Writing books

How the Book is Coming

I’m going over last corrections and illustrations now, and it’s time to start moving on the marketing plan. Even with big houses, you have to have your own plan, and most importantly, your own following. Any plan these days involves … Continue reading

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Why to go with a small publisher

Of course I wanted a well-known publisher to grab my book and offer me a huge advance. I sent proposals and samples to agents and many houses. This is a terrible time to break into the publishing biz. Over the … Continue reading

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The book is finally at the publisher!

Sarah Gillen Great News! My book is at the publisher! The name has been changed. While most people like Uncover Joy, and I aim the book at wonderful people who want extra tools for getting beyond stuck places, the kind … Continue reading

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The Perils of Publishing

2010 was an interesting year. I had dedicated it to getting Uncover Joy published. I do have a wonderful small publisher – Distinction Press here in VT. Excellent layout and beautiful design by Kitty Werner. As this is my first … Continue reading

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Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom Updated!

The newest version of the groundbreaking classic Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom by Christiane Northrup, M.D., is now available (for preorder before May 25) in bookstores across the United States. I share in Dr. Northrup’s joy and excitement when I tell … Continue reading

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Book’s finished! Now, how to publish?

Well, almost. I mostly finished by my deadline, end-of October.Then I went to Chicago, and then I got sick, so November was a bit of a wash. I’m still working on a rewrite of chapter 18, and every time I … Continue reading

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Finishing a book: The 75% mark

I’m 2/3 to 3/4 of the way through the final drafts. I started seriously writing the first draft in Oct of 2007, finished the entire first draft in Oct, 2008. I promised myself that, at the very latest, I’d have … Continue reading

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