Friday, December 31, 2010

A Fresh Look At Writers' Resolutions

Keeping a New Year's Resolution is tough, unless you're one of those people who resolves to eat more chocolate or watch more tv. But what if, instead of picking something that is a daily struggle, we could do a one time act that would be good for us? We could do that. Right? We could even handle more than one.

The first thing I've done to help myself as a writer in 2011 is to set up a file box. I've labled folders for my manuscripts and filled them with drafts and critiques. This way, when I'm ready to work on a story, everything is together and organized. The file box also contains the envelopes that I record submissions on and place the responses inside.

What's a one time deed you could do to help your writing in 2011? Leave a comment and let us know.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Coming Up For Air

With the holiday hurry underway, November zipped by without a new blog post from me. Sorry about that. But I promise I didn't spend those silent days popping bonbons in my mouth (They were dark chocolate M&Ms) and neglecting manuscripts. Nope. I've been working.

There's a new manuscript in my life, and we've been spending lots of time together. It's a middle grade and darker than my usual voice. I'd pitch it to you, but I'm afraid to jinx a first draft.

Along with writing, I've been researching agents and hoping to find one that loves PRINCESS OR PIRATE and wants to help me find it a good home. I'll be crossing my fingers, toes, and eyes as I check my inbox and wait for the mail lady in the coming months.

Thanksgiving found me thankful for family, friends, and the ability to do what I love. Now my tree is up, the first snow has fallen, and my heart is happy as I wait for Christmas.

What are you waiting for? An email? A baby? Twooo Love? Gotta love The Princess Bride. Leave a comment to let us know.