Wednesday, November 2, 2011

My Special Guest, today is author, LISA MONDELLO !!

Hi Everyone!
 I'm excited about my guest today.  She's a fabulous writer and despite being snowed in without power, she got this blog to me so noone would be disappointed.  This lady deserves a medal...and a cup of hot chocolate and a nice fire in the fireplace.   After you read her post, be sure to leave a comment ....the least we can do for her is to warm her heart.   So, take it away, Lisa! 


Hello from Lisa Mondello.  I want to thank Sandra for having me here today!
I am sending this post from my cell phone because 18 inches of snow that fell Saturday knocked out my power. So this will be short and sweet.

I want to talk about determination. If blogging from a cell phone isn't determination I don't know what is!

As a writer you need determination as much as you need talent to survive in publishing. So often I hear of a writer getting a rejection or two and then just quitting. That writer will never survive the publishing industry with a give-up attitude!

To survive you need to be tenacious. Allow yourself tine to feel bad about rejection. But have a plan and then move on.  I have a 24-hour rule. I get to mope and eat chocolate for 24 hours and then it’s right back to work.  What do you do to survive the publishing industry’s ups and downs?

Thank you for stopping by.


Lisa has graciously offered to give away a copy of The Knight and Maggie's Baby to one lucky commenter today, so leave your comment!


ALSO, as an added bonus for those of you who own a Kindle, below is a link to go to Amazon to get a free copy of ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS YOU.

For a listing of all Lisa's books, click on one of the two links below...and Happy Reading!
                                Barnes & Noble

Don't forget that on Saturday I'll be posting the SATURDAY BOOK REVIEW and my featured book is THE KNIGHT AND MAGGIE'S BABY.  I can't wait to tell you about it, so don't forget to drop by and leave a comment on Saturday.


  1. I think I will adopt your 24-hour rule, Lisa. I have had some struggles dealing with rejection. But I am determined. Which reminds me: it's time to get to work on Day 2 of NaNoWriMo. 1667 words, here I come!

  2. Pam,
    I'm excited that you're doing the NaNoWriMo. It's a fantastic exercise to get you to put the words on the page.

    I also like Lisa's 24-hour rule, although I'd put that as a max for myself...I usually spend 10 minutes. lol

  3. Determination is key, that's for sure. Good on you, getting your post in by whatever means!

    Thanks for the head's up on the Christmas book. What a great way to introduce reader's to your writing. :)

    Okay, I'm off to NaNo. Can't have Pam too far ahead of me at this stage of the game. LOL

  4. Thank goodness for smartphones & the cloud,eh?

    Thanks for this post- tenacity and a thick skin are things I need to work on for myself. I like the 24 hour limit too.

    The book looks great! I'll point it out to some friends. Thanks!

  5. Thanks for dropping by Carol. Miss Lisa is apparently very determined. I'm sure she makes all her deadlines. lol Bless her power for days...Yuck!

  6. Pam,

    Glad you stopped by! Yes, I've read The Knight and Maggie's Baby (well, duh, I'm doing a review on it this coming Saturday) but it's a great book. I....well, I'll tell you what I liked about it on Saturday. lol

  7. This is great and something I need to print out and read OFTEN. I love that 24 hour rule.

    Hope you keep warm and get the power back on soon. :)


  8. Tami,
    Thanks for dropping by and commenting. If all writers kept to this simple rule (of no longer than 24-hours of moping) I bet there would be a lot more books written.

  9. I am so late, but I'm glad I stopped by for a boost. Thanks, Lisa. If you can blog from your cell phone (an amazing feat - I can hardly text at all!) I can certainly finish the book I'm working on.

    Pam, so glad you're doing NaNo. Is it your first? I know Sandy's been doing it for a while. It's my third year.

    And Lisa, thank you for ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS YOU!

  10. I'm late but I finally made it!! Power is FINALLY back up at my house. A whole week without power in my area. At least I wasn't alone. Thanks to everyone who stopped by to welcome me! Yes, ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS YOU is still FREE on Amazon, iTunes and Smashwords. So make sure you get a copy. And I"m so please you liked The Knight and Maggie's Baby Sandra!!

    Lisa Mondello