Friday, June 15, 2007

Me, interesting?

What is interesting about me? That's a question I've been forced to ask myself too many times lately. It seems when you sell a book, you have to sell yourself with it. It was something I was not prepared for. So, what do I share? How much? Do I even have anything media worthy?

I wrote two pitch letters last night and I can't help but feel strange about it. It's like I'm saying, "Here are these great things about me. Want me to write you an article all about my wonderful self?"

So, future authors, be prepared. Start a list of interesting facts about your writing self that could be used for an article. Also, keep tabs on how you came up with your story, what your process is, how long it took you to write, and anything at all pertinent to you and your future book. Also, try to get some good candid pictures of yourself at various times so you are not forced to endure failed photo sessions.

And when it comes down to it and we got nothing? We're writers, right? We're sure come up with something.


  1. Hi Heather!
    Thanks for the link. I'll probably link you to my blog so I can get back and forth easier!
    Come on over and visit sometime. I have pics, the book trailer, and fun stuff. And there are tons of homeschoolers here. You would enjoy this blog and get ideas for school, I bet (not just mine, but all the others).

  2. Heather, I'm sure you're much more interesting than you believe. I had to write a brief bio piece for the SCBWI contest and that was enough. Anyhow, it will probably be some time before I'll have to worry about such a thing. I think most writers like being behind the scenes instead of in the spotlight.

  3. I think you're right, Stella, about most writer's wanting to be "behind the scenes". I know I do. I suppose I was wishing for some magic list I had come up with because now that I actually have to write about myself it seems so daunting. Some of the things on the list I've already had to write about. And now I've got to pitch myself not my manuscript. It's kind of weird. Hopefully I'll get better at this as time goes by.

    And hey Suzy, thanks for stopping by!

  4. Ack! Thanks for the tip. I know I definitely prefer behind the scenes. I can't imagine having to write pitch letters about myself.

    I'm sure you'll do fine. You're a very interesting person.

  5. Hey there Heather.

    This one should be easy for you now that you've been working on your interesting facts list:

    Tag you're it!

    Come to my blog to see my meme and then it's your turn to do one.


  6. Now what am I going to tell you guys? Hmmm.