Posts by Christy

Staying in the Chair: How Many Drafts Are Enough?

Staying in the Chair: How Many Drafts Are Enough?

Yesterday, I wrote about what the idea of “high concept” means. Basically a marketing term, a high concept idea is...

High Concept: Where Art Meets Commerce

High Concept: Where Art Meets Commerce

Last night, a couple of friends took me to dinner to celebrate my long-awaited sale. One of them was Elana...

Getting The Call

Getting The Call

As a writer who has spent ten years pursuing my art, getting the call from my agent that my book...

Lunch with an Editor

Lunch with an Editor

When my agent called and told me that the editor we were in negotiation with wanted to meet me to...

Working With an Editor

Working With an Editor

In my last blog, I mentioned being conflicted about absorbing serious notes on my current novel. Never before was I...

Siren Song

Siren Song

 Last week I had the unusual experience of reading the comments an editor made while passing on my novel.  The Queen’s...