If you’re a close follower of this blog, you might already know that blog posts that begin
with a plaintive “I’m so sorry it’s been so long since my last post” rank high among my blogging pet peeves. But it has been a while. I’ve been busy. I went to NYC to attend the ASJA (American Society of Journalists and Authors) conference, which was fantastic and which I will write about in my next post.
But now, the big news! Simon and Schuster just bought the North American rights for Writing Is My Drink: A Field Guide for Finding Your Own Voice. My agent sold the book on a proposal to S&S editor Anjali Singh, who I got to meet while I was in New York. I immediately liked Anjali and had a feeling that we would work very well together. So, yay! Cupcakes for everyone!
Writing is My Drink: A Field Guide for Finding Your Own Voice will be a hybrid of memoir that tells my own story of finding my voice as a writer and advice and exercises for others seeking their own authentic voice. There will be more in-depth versions of some of the more popular stories from Drink blog, such as Alienated Youth is My Drink and How I Got Through My Worst Block Ever. The book will come out in paperback at an affordable price, which I’m very excited about. But in the meantime, uh, I have to finish writing the book. A little daunting, but I’ll take daunted over bored every time.
Thank you so much, Drink Readers, for your readership and your enthusiasm for my stories. You’ve opened up a new adventure for me.
Oh wow. Congratulations. I am working on a memoir on healing the mind-body connection and from this process, I have concluded that when I publish, I would love to teach people to write to heal. Your new book would definitely be a part of the syllabus. Best wishes on finishing up! I look forward to reading it.
Thanks, Sue, and good luck with your book. Sounds interesting.
You are the KWEEN. That is all.
oh gosh, thanks, Candace!
Congratulations Theo! I can’t wait to see your new book in print. Well done.
Thanks, Star! Expect uncontrolled bragging in class tonight ; )
Perfect… right up your alley, obviously. And a great publisher. Wait a second, now I’m jealous and don’t like you very much. 😉
Now, Kiri. We’ve been through this before. Just blog about it!
Readers: Check out Kiri’s very funny post about jealousy on her blog at Forbes.com:
HOORAY!!! You must have been taking our memoir class! Oh wait! you teach it!
I think cupcakes for snack tonight sound delicious…..
Leslie: I am bringing Trophy cupcakes tonight. You guys have provided much inspiration.
Awesome! And thanks for the cupcake!
I’m jealous … of the cupcakes!
Congratulations. It sounds like an excellent book–Life meets the page.
B. Lynn Goodwin
Author of You Want Me to Do WHAT? Journaling for Caregivers
Congratulations! Wonderful news.
Great news! Congratulations. You go girl!!!
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Such fantastic news! I love the timing so we could celebrate together with champagne. All your hard work is paying off both for you and for inspiring so many of us to bring our stories alive. Thanks to you for sharing your wisdom and thanks to Simon and Schuster for sharing that wisdom with the wider world. Congratulations, Theo!
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