Hello fellow writers.
I've been away from my blog since December 2nd. The biggest reason is I needed to focus on the book I am writing.
I had 15 requests from agents, but in the end 13 of those rejected it after reading and the other 2 have gone silent.
There is something wrong -- mostly in the middle -- where many manuscripts get sick. I have been doctoring mine and will show you what I've been doing in future posts. What I've learned about revising, these past 3 months, is worth it's weight in ink!
I have also moved twice in the past 10 months - needless to say the Boxes, Boxes, Boxes and mounds of Boxes took over my life. Packing, unpacking, packing, unpacking --- I truly thought I was in a nightmare because I could not find my manuscript notes, or the books I use when writing.
I had crazy thoughts about the moving company and theft of boxes of books. Like anyone would take them….but of course in my head there was a conspiracy to kill my novel.
Turns out they were in the LAST box I unpacked. Of course they were.
Today --- I unpacked the LAST LAST box in the house!!!!!
Now I am free from clutter, free from the pressure of boxes, and I have my manuscript on note cards up on a bulletin board, I can get back to the lovely blog.
I have some great posts coming up that will help guide you through tough revisions --- and even tougher rejections. We will do this together!
Oh - and I almost forgot to give a shout out to my 5 amazing students at Seven Peaks Middle School. I am teaching a writing elective there called Author a Book. I will showcase the classes I prepare and if they agree --- some of their work.
So - looking forward to a productive 2015.
I hope you will join me on the quest to publication and my launch into teaching writing!