Throwing it out there….

Well, I’ve done it. Today I sent a submission to my favorite, my dream publisher. I wanted to do it now because I feel like I can’t concentrate on any new work(s) in progress. So with that in mind I studied how to write a synopsis on several sites. It took me two days to get my synopsis the way I wanted and then…I sent it. I realize the chances of me actually catching the attention of this publisher are extremely rare. However, I’m chasing my dream, and part of that means I’ve got to keep putting my work out there and trying. I want this so bad I can taste it – now I just need to wait twelve yes 12 short weeks to hear anything. In the mean time, I have one other WIP that is about 1/3 done and another that is just about half way. This is the success I want. Don’t wait til tomorrow to chase your dreams…do it now!!

Playing Favorites

I was thinking last night if there are others, like me, who have their dream publisher, editor,agent. Or maybe who/what would mean success to you. As a person who has written for years just because there are stories bumping around in my head – who now has decided to change into professional from hobby. I know there is a big difference between the hobby-author and the professional author. I see how inexperienced I am compared to those on Twitter. Everyone has to start some where, this is where I am starting. I know what success to me would be. That lies in the publisher. Not that I would say no if another publisher made me an offer. Also, I’ve been able to interact with agents, editors as well as publishers. Some you get the feeling you would get along with them and would enjoy working with them and others…not so much. I just wondered if other authors had ‘dream teams’ picked out. I mean it must work the other way also – agents, editors & publishers must have authors they’d love to work with too and those they didn’t want to at all…just a little rambling. So here’s to the dream…I’m still chasing you, in the end – there can be only one!

A Writer’s Life or A Pirate’s Life

A very interesting day today. I got a lot of interesting quotes of inspiration for writers. I also made another Twitter pitch which resulted in a request for more. I just wish I knew if what I write is publish quality. So hard to know, I mean, I would read it but I wrote it. So I will see how that goes. I won’t know if I don’t try. I also love when I find an agent/editor/publisher or even another writer who gives out tips for writing/editing or publishing. I’ve found a few either through Twitter/websites or blogs. Love that. Its easy to get discouraged but I would never get angry about a rejection. I’m going to keep trying. Funny enough the new WIP that I’ve been working on suddenly I don’t like the pov I’m using so changes need to be made. Also funny, I started a new WIP and was making good progress on that. Finally decided to call it a night but will work on it again tomorrow. I think that’s it for now. Don’t give up!

Sunday was a busy day

Today I got a lot done. Felt good about that. Did some research on writing contests, publishers and agents. Participated in an askagent on Twitter and got some good answers. Transfered all the Manuscripts or ideas I’m working on to a stick drive so I can work from any of the computers. Also started five outlines for books to work on later. I also began writing on a new manuscript that I’m very excited about. I need to work some more on completed MS and I need to finish up the second one as well. Lots of things going on and I just need to keep pushing – hard. This is what I want. So with that…it is a short work/school week for most people…enjoy it. I’m out!

Wacky Wednesday

Well it was a busy day to be sure! Got a good amount of writing & self editing done. Filled up my gas tank – booo gas prices! Went to Costco *thank you, I love your pre-cooked chicken*. Received the book I’d won in mail – The Liars’ Gospel by Naomi Alderman.  Saw my 16 yr old son perform in concert at the high school. Then talked about books with my 15 yr old daughter – who then declared we needed to go to a bookstore tomorrow. Now she was talking my language! A fine day if I do say so myself! Now to read just a little before I call it a day! Wheeew!