Léna is also a Regional Manager for Writopia Lab whose mission is to foster joy, literacy, and critical thinking in kids and teens from all backgrounds through creative writing.

"Well, the question is, what do you want to believe? Do you want to live in a world where things are possible, or in one where they aren't?" Cin, Edges.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Writers, Glitterfy! Keeping the Faith . . .

CELEBRATE the small stuff, find community, discipline yourself. Wear glitter. Feel your feelings about the publishing biz, but LOOK for silver linings everywhere, and strive for a constant state of WONDER.

If you have been reading my blog, you've been with me every step of the way on this rollercoaster ride. The latest is that FSG says that Edges is going out of print. But as someone pointed out to me, now I've been published, I can never be unpublished.

When FSG says that Edges is going out of print, that's really not true - it just means that they won't be printing it anymore. All rights revert back to me, plus I am buying out their stock so that I can do with my book as I please. I will have books to give away, donate and sell at my discretion. $16.99 for a hardback is crippling - and $10 for an e-book is just stupid. Now - or at least soon - I will get to set my own pricing. And when I run out of hard copies, it's been digitized, so it will have longevity.

I will have longevity as a writer, as a human being, because I keep writing no matter what, and I am going to CELEBRATE by joining forces with my community and participating in November's National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo.)

Keep tuning in for my struggles, successes and inspiration, and share yours with me! Be ready for a slew of NaNo related posts - I will get my Survival Kit ready over the weekend and share with you on Monday. We are in this together, as human beings and as writers. Make sure you follow me on this blog, twitter and Facebook, and leave me info on how to do the same for you, if I haven't already!

Also: If you would like me to send you a signed copy of Edges, please let me know. I will be selling it for $10, and that includes shipping and handling. Or if you are a teacher or work for a non-profit, I would be happy to donate a box of books to your organization.

And always wear glitter!


  1. amen, you beautiful writer. Amen. <3

  2. Glitter eyeshadow count? I have lots of that. ;)

    When you get your books I'll take at least one off your hands.

  3. Look forward to seeing EDGES in e-form. All the best!

    1. Thanks Carrie - it was published digitally at the same time the actual book came out.

  4. Carry on! You are an inspiration--and a terrific writer!

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