Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Good Writerly Things

This week is a good week to celebrate writing. Why? Because with all the angst of writing, or not writing, or worrying about the book that's out or the book that's about to come out or if you're doing enough, not enough, too much, whatever, we tend to not celebrate the good things that do happen. What are my good things this week?

Going to Jocelyn Shipley's book launch for How To Tend A Grave tomorrow at Ben McNally Books. So excited for her and this book!!

THE BREAK got its first review - and a really nice one at that! - from the Winnipeg Free Press and so did fellow Great Plains author Brenda Hammond! Yay for good reviews!!

THE BREAK is starting to be ordered by libraries (thanks Hamilton Public Library and Oshawa Public Library!) and its on the shelves at Chapters/Indigo (Canada's major book chain) across the country (never a sure thing in these days of shrinking book shelf space)!

So, all in all, a pretty good writing news week. What about you? We need more celebrations and less worry!


  1. Congratulations on your books being ordered by libraries!

    My latest book is in libraries in the Portland area, still working on getting in the local library. :)

  2. Very good news^, Nelsa. You are right to celebrate. The libraries’ order in particular, is great.

  3. Good review, Nelsa! The Break sounds like an awesome read. :)

  4. Congratulations!! Glad you are taking the time to celebrate. When I was part of a local writing group we had fun celebrating accomplishments, big and small. Sadly, the group has kind of fallen apart. I miss it. I am blessed by a good friend who insisted we celebrate my good (agent) news recently. I can't wait to do the same for her =)

  5. Hi Mirka: Dontcha love libraries? :)

    Hi Linda: Thanks so much. I'm really proud of this story so the good review was a very nice bonus.

    Hi Ruth: Congrats on your agent news! Here's hoping you have much more to celebrate in future!! :)