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The secret is out: Author In Progress is coming soon(ish)

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I've had such a hard time keeping this a secret, but I can finally tell you I'll be adding another nonfiction book to my oeuvre (sorry, I couldn't resist using that word). I'm part of the forthcoming Writer Unboxed (WU) collaboration published by Writer's Digest Books, Author In Progress: A no-holds-barred guide to what it really takes to get published (Hint: It's less about adverbs than you think.), edited by the awesome WU co-founder, Therese Walsh.

Due out in November (I know, not exactly around the corner), Author In Progress went up for pre-sale yesterday. The collection of essays from all of Writer Unboxed‘s regular contributors guides you through the entire process of writing a manuscript, including how to deal with the frustrations of writing and pushing through when you think your work, uh, stinks (hint: that's the section my essay's in).

I've only read my own part, so I'm excited to get my hands on it! With such an all-star cast, I'm confident the book is going to be fantastic, and I'm honored to be included.

Author In Progress is something I hope every writer—at any stage of their career—will find useful. And with the November timing, I see this on many holiday wish lists. *marks calendar for holiday giveaway*

Waiting for Scrivener class news? It'll be coming much sooner than this book. I promise. 😉 Happy writing!

I’m joining Writer Unboxed

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About three years ago—wow, time flies—I wrote a guest post about Scrivener for the Writer Unboxed (WU) website. In case you haven’t heard of it, Writer Unboxed has a regular spot on the Writer’s Digest “101 Best Websites for Writers” list.

Well, I chatted with cofounder Therese Walsh a couple of weeks ago at the WD conference, and we got to talking and…

I’m excited to announce that starting September 16th, I’ll become a quarterly contributor to the site, writing about—what else?—Scrivener. 🙂

I’ll be sure to let you know when my first post comes out. Meanwhile, if you’ve never visited, you might want to check out all of the WU greatness.

By the way, at Kiss and Thrill this week I wrote (and posted lots of pictures) about some of the reasons I’m loving summer. Check it out and feel free to share what you like about the hot season. Enjoy the rest of yours!