Monday, December 17, 2012
Hello to all, Life is moving along at the speed of light, like it or not. Staying consistent with my blog posts has proved challenging, but I am still plowing ahead with revisions on my middle grade fantasy "Molly McBean and the Secret Cave." Brittiany Koren of Written Dreams has been a tremendous help. Thank you Brittiany. Finding time for revisions is not easy, but well worth the effort, if even just one page a day is tackled. I wanted to re-post this blog post to give epublishers out there something to think about. Take a minute to read. Comments welcome. http://stevevernonstoryteller.wordpress.com/2012/12/16/why-e-authors-still-need-to-get-their-work-in-print/ In the mean time, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Cheers, Joanie
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
I've just had a great experience with editor Brittiany Koren of Written Dreams. Brittiany held a contest on the Written Dreams Facebook page and I was one of the winners. Yay! What I won was a 15 page critique, free. Can you say YIPEE! The timing couldn't have been better as I am eager to start shopping my middle-grade fantasy to agents. Brittiany's edits and suggestions were dead on and I am happily revising away. Her years of editing experience are apparent in the way she can sharpen a manuscript. So the point here is, one, don't be afraid to enter those contests, even if your project isn't complete, and two, go check out www.writtendreams.com. Yours, Joanie
Monday, May 21, 2012
Here are the links for "Scarlet Whispers" Scarlett River Press Book Links Scarlet Whispers print https://www.createspace.com/3825610 Scarlet Whispers Smashwords eBooks https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/160475 Scarlett Whispers Amazon Print and eBook http://www.amazon.com/kindle/dp/B0082Q2H5U/ref=rdr_kindle_ext_eos_detail
Well kids, I finally did it, but I'm not sure where to go from here. I've had a short story published. Yay! But what do I do now? Blog about it perhaps. Of course, spread the word! But really, now what? I submitted my middle grade novel to a publisher a few months back and am awaiting to hear news on that front. I've been writing a little, but not nearly as much as I should be. I think maybe the way for me to go is to keep writing short stories and submitting them where ever I can. Something's bound to pan out eventually, right? There's no certainty in that, but for me, maybe it's the best option. I loved, and at times hated, writing my novel and I'm hesitant to continue with book two of the series until I know what's happening with book one. The truth is, I will keep writing, because I can't not write and whatever direction it takes me in, I will follow, pencil in hand. Here are the links to purchase "Scarlet Whispers".