Friday, October 26, 2007

More TELL NO LIES news and other odds and ends

My UK publisher recently informed me that they've sold rights to a Dutch publisher to publish Tell No Lies in the Netherlands. Seems my novel is going to be translated into a different language!

It's finally cooling off a bit down here in Florida (though "cooling off" is relative, I know). I went for a run yesterday morning and the three and a half miles or so weren't too difficult, despite my sporadic running schedule. I credit the crisp air and overcast sky. I just joined up with a new running club in my area in an effort to force myself to run more regularly. I'm just not someone who likes to run solo every time out; I need the motivation of knowing someone has dragged herself out of bed at a wee hour to meet me, so I'd better show up. My first meet-up with this group is tomorrow morning, for a 5K run. Should be interesting . . . I haven't done a race since the Disney Marathon in '04, but I figure a 5K is manageable.

There's also been a change in the air with respect to movies, I've noticed. It seems Hollywood has finally realized some moviegoers are actually over the age of 17, and we like to see something other than special effects . . . For the first time in many, many years, I can honestly say there are several movies I want to see and they're all in theatres at the same time. Wow! Let's see: In the Valley of Elah, Rendition, Gone Baby Gone, Into the Wild, Michael Clayton . . . I'm going next weekend to see Into the Wild with my book group.

Last item for today, for you writers out there -- here's a link to a funny article in the October 15th issue of Publishers Weekly. I actually enjoy answering questions from other writers, because I remember asking them (well, I still ask them, they're just different questions now) and feeling that it was so difficult to get straight answers (and it still is). But I guess the lesson is -- don't expect easy answers, don't give up if you really want it, and do the work. You'll know what I mean after reading the article.

2 comments:

Mallie1025@aol.com said...

Wow Julie,
What a lovely blog and that's some display of your book!! I have a 2 by 3 poster but yourstakes the cake!! I also went to your website--awesome job. I am a law assistant for my real estate attorney daughter and write when I can. Congrats on your sales and a big publishing house too!! I will try for a real website if I ever figure out how to manage the free one--and the blog. Talk to you soon!
Micki

Mallie1025@aol.com said...

Dear Julie,
What a lovely blog!! Mine is a mess but I'll get it right eventually. I love your website. when I get a grasp of the freeweb, i'll go for the reeal thing. That's some poster of your book!! Very impressive. congrats on your sale and luck with many more! I am a law asistant for my realestate attorney daughter and write when I can fit it in.
Talk to you soon.

Micki