Writings and Reflections
March 13, 2013
I've officially received my first letter of rejection from an actual publisher! I was so excited to have gotten a response of any kind there was no feeling of disappointment, only a sense of being able to move on!.
As I struggle with writers block my friend Robin and I have started the Hearts In Focus Project which is very exciting, please take a look for yourself.
Everyone here is waiting for the weather to break......so
December 22, 2012
Life has change a great deal from October to December! I find myself in a new job (actually it's my old job doing new things) and back at home for the first time after a year of being on the road.
I am still struggling with my re-write as I become distracted by the things God chooses to throw in my path. One of the more recent items is the Hearts in Focus project! It deserves its very own page so check out what has my friend and I so excited!
Merry Christmas and God Bless†
October 21, 2012
Since sending my first query letter back in March of this year I've grown. How can you not? I've sloshed through the mucky waters of social media, waited for a response that will probably never come and even received an encouraging word or two.
Despite all of this, I love to write.
I've found that blogging, Facebooking, and tweeting can all take away precious time from the actual writing process so I am afraid I'm not very good at keeping up with those things on a daily basis, but I've made the attempt, created the accounts and struggle not to forget all the passwords.
Currently I am engaged in the daunting task of re-writing. The initial writing was pretty easy so how hard could it be? It's horrible! It's awful! It makes my head hurt! But I will persevere (eventually). I am determined no matter how long it takes, no matter what distractions life throws my way (and there have been a few whoppers these past months) that I will make this piece of work better than it was.
A few years back I had a tremendous sense of accomplishment in completing my first novel. But this, well this is something different. Novel writing is sort of like baking a cake....you mix up ingredients, toss it all together, bake and Viola`! But something is missing....the frosting! Re-writing and editing is the frosting, a must have.
So as I learn to frost my cake, I meet other writers, a few publishers, enter contests, work full time, learn more about faith and generally go about living my life.
To all of you out there who encourage others to follow their dreams...thank you....for we, as dreamers, couldn't do it without you.