Wednesday, June 22, 2011

I just received word that Pirates Through the Ages is on the way. Yay!! Can't wait to see how it looks. The editor said it turned out terrific, so I'm excited about holding it in my own two hands. Here's a mock up of the cover.

Looking back, I wondered while I was immersed in it if I'd manage to get it done by the deadline, but I did. Now I'm wondering the same about my latest assignment--5 books due one month apart. What is it about writers that they'll put themselves under this much pressure and agree to practically impossible deadlines, then slog through long hours day after day to produce a book? What is it about this profession that's so compelling? It's obviously not the money. As most writers discover, this isn't a lucrative profession. So what do we get besides the pleasure and excitement of holding a book in our hands?


Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Why do we do it? But holding that physical book in our hands only inspires us to work harder.

Cate Masters said...

Wow that's incredible Laurie. Congrats! I know how hard you worked on this, and unearthed some literary treasure in the process!

don helin said...

Hi Laurie: That's terrific that it's out and you're getting the credit for it that you deserve. I'll tell Jean and Drew. They'll be delighted. Jean will probably get a copy.