There's a transcript of a recent online conversation at the Emerging Writers Network that's worth a look if you're curious about what's running through the mind of a new author in 2005. Participants include my client Marcy Dermansky, author of TWINS (She's smashingly cool - I'll introduce you at the party), as well as fellow newcomers (in the "first book"-sense only) Ron Hogan, Brad Listi, Benjamin Percy, and Felicia Sullivan, with a sublime introduction by Richard Nash of Softskull Press.
There are two additional installments in the series that will take place in coming weeks, engaging authors at different stages in their careers. To sign up for (free!) membership in the EWN and receive updates by email and new features directly in your inbox, click here.