Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Long Over Due

Whew, how long has it been? Too long judging by my last post. I can't say that I have forgotten about this old blog... but I must admit that I have been busy. A fun kind of busy.

I do believe I am entering a crossroads in my writing career, having just re-signed my contract with St. Martins. Yippee. Many will say... go for the money... the big advance. I say, go where you are wanted.

For all that my publisher may or may not do for me, I do feel that I am wanted.. and respected which is even more important.

I probably could have gone elsewhere for bigger bucks but my heart would not have been in it. So I made a conscious business decision to stay put. Too often we get dazzled by the dollars and ultimately pay the price at the end. What I would like to know.... if you had the choice to sign a contract for BIG BUCKS or write for a house that allowed you to spread your wings and fly, which would you choose?


Frederick Smith said...

That is a very good question, Donna. I think about it all the time. I think there is a lot to say for loyalty and maintaining/developing relationships long term, and your choice to stay with your publisher speaks to that. Congrats!

P.S. I ran into a fan of your work yesterday at volunteer training for LA Times Festival of Books. She RAVED about you... and had no clue you kept a blog. She's a school teacher in L.A., 4th graders. I referred her to the site and she was so happy :-)

Jaye said...

Spread my wings, and hopefully, not only fly, but soar.

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