Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Guest Blogging at Michelle N Jeff

From "No Blog" to "Guest Blog" in a week's time...


Check it out!


There is a "Hundred Little Lies" excerpt over at http://glfictionexcerpts.blogspot.com

Cradling Diotima’s Child

There are a lot of sweet moments that derive from getting a book published. There’s that happy thrill of hearing a publisher actually wants it. There’s the sort of weird kick you get when you glimpse the drafts of cover art (usually—at least in my case—the first time you ever see your creation interpreted through the eyes of someone else). There’s even the fun pain of hearing from an editor that certain parts of your opus are not quite what they could be... But, for me, nothing could quite compare with holding that book—the actual book!—in my hands for the first time.

Do you think this was what happened to Plato? Someone nailed his pamphlet to the wall of the gymnasium, inspiring the dialogue between Diotima and Socrates in The Symposium? No? Me neither.

But I tell you, the feeling is sweet!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

The First Thing...

So, despite numerous grumblings promising otherwise, I am starting a blog.  You heard it here first, on my blog...

My thought is, I'll use it as a website until I can see about...Wait for it!...A website.

All my advisors (meaning the people that I pester with questions until they answer me just to get some peace) say I should buy a domain name, specifically my domain name, but surprise! jonwilson.com is taken.  So, I am trying to decide on a second choice.  I'm torn between jonwilsonbooks.com or jonwilsononline.com.  I could also do jonwilson.(something other than com like .info or .us).  But those same smart people who say I should buy a domain name say I should stick with .com if at all possible.  Heavy dramatic sigh.

Y'know, I could try and use this conundrum to my advantage...   MichelenJeff Reviews and More is looking for guest bloggers and I am trying to spur some (any) interest in my book and I have some free copies to give away...  I could have a drawing!  S'matter of fact I think I will...!  Details to follow...