Ah well, I’m back up. So, on to other things.
First off, last Thursday in New York, ThrillerFest started. I’m sure everyone there is having a stompin’ good time. I’m jealous of you all!
Another thing that might be of interest to those of you who are Romance writers or Mystery writers: changes have been made within both RWA and MWA.
According to Writer Unboxed, several changes were made at the association’s annual conference. It appears those changes have not been posted to the RWA website yet, though, or at least I couldn’t locate them. Writer Unboxed noted changes in the contest categories, as well as requirement to be accepted into the Published Author Network (PAN). You can go to that particular blog post to learn more.
Lee Goldberg, a member of the membership committee for MWA, on his blog announced big changes to the criteria for active status membership for professional authors. Among them:
An author of books must have received a minimum advance of $1,000, royalties of $1,000, or a combination of advances and royalties in at least that amount.To find out more, you can go to Goldberg’s blog post or to the MWA site itself.
The initial print run for the author's work of fiction or non-fiction must be at least 500 copies.