Monday, January 7, 2008

T Minus Six Months!

Dear Violets and Vinnies,

Successfully launching a new book isn't rocket science, but we're going to borrow the metaphor all the same. For the next six months we are going to be busy concocting some seriously combustible fuel, drilling the data, running control checks, and charting a specific, detailed course for the launching of a book by a big ol' introvert-- uh, that would be me.

My new book Ten Lucky Things that Have Happened to Me Since I Nearly Got Hit by Lightning(Wendy Lamb Books) will be released the first week of July 2008. We are going to break this seemingly overwhelming process down into manageable weekly tasks and projects for me to do. Along the way, we hope you'll share your ideas, too. No introverts will be harmed during the launching of this book. We promise!

Time to load up our breast pockets with nerdy looking pens and mechanical pencils and grab some java. We're off to the control tower. C'mon along!



Jennifer R. Hubbard said...

1. How exciting!
2. Great title.
3. I look forward to the "manageable weekly tasks."

Mary Hershey said...

Hi, LA!

Re: Manageable tasks . . . that's where giving yourself plenty of advance time really helps.


Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Mary on the upcoming new book. You're on a roll!
Rebecca L-G

Anonymous said...

I sooooo want to learn the weekly tasks. The whole process seems, well, daunting. Thank you for being our wise guides.

Charlotte said...

Congratulations, Mary!

Anonymous said...

Love that title too!

July will be here in a blink of an eye. Looking forward to seeing the step-by-step process.


Kimberly Lynn

Robin L said...

I am so looking forward to this! With luck, we'll be able to create a template for people to adapt to their own projects. And then of course, the lovely end result is we get to read Mary's new book when its out!

Anonymous said...

I definitely want to come along for the ride -- and I'm looking forward to Mary's new book!

Best wishes,
Jennifer J.

Terry P. said...

Congrats on the new book, Mary! I've also got a new book coming out the first week of July (a picture book titled Blackberry Banquet), so I'll be planning along with you (and happy to share anything I come up with that you might leave out--which I doubt will happen!). Best of luck!

Shari Green said...

This sounds great! I'm looking forward to your posts. And congrats on your upcoming book launch!