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Creativity coach, writing and creative process instructor, speaker, author of Around the Writer's Block: Using Brain Science to Write the Way You Want (Penguin/Tarcher 2012) and Dancing in the Dragon's Den (Red Wheel Weiser), Teaching Artist at the Loft Literary Center.

Book Update: It’s Official

My contract with Tarcher (an imprint of Penguin Books) has been signed, sealed and delivered! Even better, I cashed the advance check – Wahoo!

(If you’re curious about the timeline: my agent, my editor at Tarcher and I verbally agreed to the major terms in June, my agent got the first version of the contract the end of August, the contracts manager at my agency reviewed it and negoiated changes in September, I received and signed the finalized contract in mid-October and I received the “fully executed” contract and advance check on Thanksgiving Day.)

So it’s official: In early spring 2012, Penguin will publish my book Around the Writer’s Block: Using Brain Science to Write the Way You Want.

I’m meeting all my target dates for completing the manuscript, and it feels GREAT to focus on writing so much of the time. I’ve found a rhythm for this book, and I’m enjoying writing more than ever before.

In part because I have the contract, I can say “no thanks” to other options with a clear and urgent sense that this is what I’m supposed to be doing now.  

It Can Be Contagious

The funny thing is that when I got really ready, when I knew in my heart that I was done farting around and it was time to get this book into readers’ hands, doors opened in unexpected places and unanticipated allies arrived.

That can and will be true for you too, once you make up your mind to act and commit to keep taking action. So ir you’re sitting on an idea, proposal, partially complete or complete book, take action today! If you want a little encouragement and support in taking action on your writing, check out my Spring Classes at the Loft (just scroll down on the linked page to find my classes).

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10 Comments on “Book Update: It’s Official”

  1. Frank Sarno December 9, 2010 at 1:02 pm #

    Great News, Rosanne. I was intrigued with your work with us at St. Thomas (Cohort 59) and look forward to your future work. Congrats.


  2. gotheca December 8, 2010 at 8:03 pm #

    Congratulations, Rosanne! It would be exciting if you kept a timeline on the side of your blog so we can track your progress with you.


    • rosannebane December 9, 2010 at 9:03 am #

      Hi Gotheca,
      I don’t know how to keep a timeline on the blog, but I’ll check it out, and if it doesn’t take too much time away from the actual writing, I’ll do it.


  3. kate larkin December 8, 2010 at 11:55 am #

    Love it, LOVE it, LOVE IT, Rosanne — congratulations!! And thanks for rocking my world .. again … with your wonderful work.


    • rosannebane December 8, 2010 at 1:41 pm #

      Thanks Kate! I’m always happy to rock your world.


  4. caro December 8, 2010 at 9:03 am #

    Congratulations! Very happy to see you reaching this awesome milestone.


  5. Fay December 7, 2010 at 4:43 pm #

    I am SO happy for you. This has been in the works for awhile and I am happy to be one more person who can celebrate you good news, even though I do it from afar. Way to go!


    • rosannebane December 7, 2010 at 5:27 pm #

      Thanks Fay! Good news is more fun when shared with friends.



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