Sunday, February 22, 2009

Blurbs Are Nice...

When you're writing two to three thousand words a day, six or seven days a week, it's hard to focus on anything but the writing. But there's also a certain amount of work that has to be done in the PR department. And being a writer nowadays isn't just about the writing: it's about the selling and promotion, too.

So I try to handle things as they come up, and this week it was all about a blurb. I always hate asking for one. I know it's important, but I hate making anyone else take time from their busy schedule to write anything for free. But this week I was in contact with the talented multidimensional Owen Keehnen and I remembered to ask if he could write a blurb. Nothing long and detailed..."don't take to much time"...just something quick.

I started working with Owen Keehnen five years ago. I was just testing the waters with internet publishing, and I stumbled across his name. Until then, I'd always worked in traditional print publishing and wasn't sure what to expect.

Owen contacted me right away; he liked what I'd sent. And I was both shocked and flattered. I knew his excellent reputation and respected his work. And ever since then, I've been submitting material to him. I've marked my calendar to write two short stories for Owen with summer deadlines, and he's asked if he could publish a short story of mine that was in an anthology released about three years ago.

And, he was kind enough to send me this blurb :"Ryan Field has a knack for keeping me up all night. He never disappoints." help promote AMERICAN STAR.


Drew said...

I checked out his web page. Thanks for the link.

Sheila said...

He has a great web site. And the pics of his dogs are really cute.