as I would like. Not because the story isn’t working or my characters aren’t talking to me, but because my life is too busy. I have too much going on to spend as much time working with the friends who live inside my head as I would like.
Too many kids, too many sporting events, too many weddings and family reunions. Well, at least too many to get the story out as quickly as I would like. Not that I would trade any of it (well, maybe the sports crap in the heat) but I’d like more time to get my writing done too.
I love Kari, she’s a personal friend and what she says here is SO true.
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I’ve done it for sure. I’ve edited and tightened my manuscript until it shines. It has been lovingly and carefully submitted to the three agents I most wanted to work with. Unfortunately, all I have to show for it right now are saved emails with excellent advice and praise…but no contract. And it’s no one’s fault but my own.
I am disappointed in myself because I should have taken one major step (that I honestly thought I’d taken, but I’ll get to that later) that might have gotten me a yes from one of my desired agents, instead of the wonderful compliments and advice. I should have found a true critique partner.
I should have looked for someone within my genre of Adult, Christian Historical Fiction, focusing on someone looking for big-picture problems, not necessarily the nuances of writing. I should have found someone who reads books similar to the…
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I had 3 kids start school this week and my last one starts on Monday. While I’m happy to have them back in school, it’s a pain too. The shopping, the running, the back and forth. On top of that, this week has been our hottest yet this summer. I spent half an hour outside the girls school yesterday in 114 degree heat. This hasn’t helped with either my mood or my creativity.
The winners of the two signed copies of Choosing Happiness given away here are….*drum roll please*
The winners of the two signed copies of Choosing Happiness given away on Goodreads are….
Congratulations ladies!! All prizes are in the mail and I hope you enjoy!!
I was asked a while back to be a part of anthology, that is a collection of stories by a bunch of authors… I was thrilled to accept… We’ve been working out the details for a while now but it’s time to share. The name of the Book is Wicked After Dark
It’s a collection of 20 full length Paranormal Romance novels. and here’s the great part… it’s only 99 cents! In addition, all proceeds will go to benefit the Epilepsy Foundation, so preorder yours now!