Thursday, August 27, 2009

Picture from Writer's Digest site.


Enter the only WD competition exclusively for poets, the
Writer's Digest Poetry Awards! Regardless of style—rhyming,
free verse, haiku and more—if your poems are 32 lines or fewer,
we want them all. Submit your entries by the December 15, 2009
deadline ... and your words could be worth cold hard cash!

First Place: $500
Second Place: $250
Third Place: $100
Fourth Through Tenth Place: $25
Eleventh Through Twenty-Fifth Place:
$50 gift certificate to Writer's Digest Books

Plus, the names and poem titles of all First- through Tenth-Place
winners will be printed in the August 2010 issue of Writer's Digest,
and all winners will receive a copy of the 2010 Poet's Market.

For more information, visit Writer's Digest website.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Want to Join a Crit Group?

Okay, my romance crit group is having, tryouts if you will, for a new partner.

Please go to Lynette’s Blog Chatterbox Chit Chat for details. :)

And this is for those who write romance. It doesn’t have to be the main genre, but it does have to be there.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Great Find

There's a blog I found today, thanks to SITS. It's for tweens and teens, girls.
It is fabulous!

There are devotionals, giveaways, and fun.

So, if you are young, or just young at heart, go visit Scenarios for Girls

Friday, August 7, 2009

How to Get Published

Lisa Saunders is the author of three books, her most recent being, "Anything But a Dog!", and she’s making an e-booklet, "How to Get Published," available for free to anyone who wants one. Just e-mail her at for a copy.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Birthday Bash

So August 8th is Legend's Birthday. The day I started writing.

I had turned 35 three days earlier, yep, today's my b-day, and a story that had to be written popped in my head. I grabbed paper and a pen and started writing.

The story has grown a lot in the last two years, and many more stories have come to me, but it all started with a girl being chased by wolves in her dreams and monsters who looked like us and ate human livers. And then there was the hot Officer Andrew.

So, as a birthday present to myself and Legend, I'm going to query a couple of agents, work on my new novel, and then go out with my family to see Aliens in the Attic.


Sunday, August 2, 2009

Whant do yo do when...

So I got a response to my query for Legend that says the reason said agent is turning it down is because 120,000 words is too long for a debut author. Mine is 95,000 words.
She did say she likes them around 80,000.

I know 120k is too long. Maybe 95k is long sometimes, but that's 25k difference.

Oh well.

Moving on to another agent.