Phillipa Martin (PD Martin)'s Blog – July 2009 Archive (3)

Event madness

It’s event madness for me at the moment (plus editing of course).

Last Friday night I was in Foster for an author talk, and then headed back on Saturday to catch some other authors talking about their books and work at The Crime and Justice Festival. In the end, I only went to two sessions – one on the criminal mind (right up my alley) and one on being an undercover cop in the mafia. Really enjoyed both and was dying to see more on Sunday,…


Added by Phillipa Martin (PD Martin) on July 25, 2009 at 12:45pm — No Comments

Editing, editing, editing

For the most part, I love the editing process. You submit your book with the initial panic that it’s crap and your publisher will hate it, but then you get the thumbs up. Phew! And then comes the detailed editorial report, which not only points out all the good things in the book, but also how to improve it. And like every writer, I’m all for making each book the best it can be.

But one of the things I HATE about editing is the scenes and lines that end up on the cutting room floor,… Continue

Added by Phillipa Martin (PD Martin) on July 17, 2009 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Sophie's back!

Another action-packed week. First off, Fan Mail is now available in the US and Canada! Find out more here:

This week I also sent the first three chapters (and the only chapters in existence) of a new book to my agent. It’s not crime fiction, and if she likes it she’ll try to find a publisher for it. Fingers crossed!

This week Sophie… Continue

Added by Phillipa Martin (PD Martin) on July 3, 2009 at 3:44pm — No Comments

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