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Friday, December 30, 2011

A New Year Looms

Hope everyone had a fantastic Christmas, Hanukkah, Yule or whatever you happen to celebrate.  Now most of the craziness of the holidays are over, we can turn our attention to the New Year.  The question now becomes, how will this year be different from the one we're leaving behind?

Like many, I made New Year's resolutions at this time last year.  I was determined to be at the very least agented by the end of the year.  Sad to say, with only a day and a half left it doesn't look like my resolution will be fulfilled.  But, it doesn't mean I didn't try or make any headway in my pursuits.

2011 saw me more active in my writing than I have been since my school days.  Two novels completed and out on submission, a third going through edits and revisions and several others in beginning draft phase.  Attention to my own writing wasn't the only thing.  On-line writing critique groups and sites have been joined, Facebook author page set-up, signed up for Twitter & Google + and started this blog.

Most important part of my journey this year are all the connections and friendships I've formed by finally getting out there and doing what I love.  Friendships have been formed through Amazon Breakthrough Novel discussion boards or Authonomy forums and have trickled over to Facebook and Twitter.  So while I may not have reached my goal, I'd say my journey towards it have been productive and well worth it.

With 2012 looming so close, I'm left to make my resolutions once again for the new year.  So, here it goes.  This year my resolutions are to get at least agented and hopefully sell at least one MS.  I will enter my work into as many contests as possible and try to grow my readership.  Lastly, I won't stop doing what I love, writing and sharing my work with friends old and new.

Happy New Year!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Tools for Writers

In case you haven't already checked out my Tools for Writers tab, you should.  This is especially true if you're in the query process since two of the links deal with helping you out on this vital step in getting published.

If you already have checked out the tab, check it out again.  New today is a website for the writing part of the process.  How many of you complain about being stuck on a scene?  About lack of inspiration?  The dreadful term of Writer's Block?  Stress about it no more!

Muses Land is a website designed specifically for those of us who run into those writing road blocks.  Full of tips, tricks and writing inspiration, it's there to keep us writers doing what we do best - write.  So the next time you're stuck and don't know which way to turn, take a peek.  You never know what idea might spark your creativity.