Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Guest post on Michelle McLean's blog

(Pssssst---I love you, too, Elky--I mean Michelle.) Bet you didn't know that for two years Michelle and I knew each other only as *Elky* and *Justwrite* from the querytracker forum. Which is a good time to put in a plug for Querytracker. Run by the awesome Patrick McDonald, QT has come a long long way since I first joined it in 2007. I am using it for this agent search and it has been invaluable. Check it out:

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Free Online Writer's Conference in August

This is so exciting! It's founded by Elana Johnson (my favorite kick-ass empress of the blogosphere) and some other cool folks like Lisa and Laura Roecker. There are going to be a host of agents and writers check it out!!! It's free!

And don't forget...It's Ten Word Tuesday on Michelle McLean's blog where I continue to spout my infinite font of wisdom. (ouch--that was hard pulling my tongue away from my cheek, especially after the oral surgery I had last Friday.)

Monday, June 14, 2010

My Interview on Michelle McLean's website

Come visit Michelle's website. She spotlights different authors monthly and this June she is spotlighting me! I think I'm going to have to turn the tables on her very soon. Michelle has an awesome NF book coming out for writing essays and term papers and was kind enough to help my daughter out of a major pickle, the end result being a glorious win. She is also a YA author. So stop by and say hello!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Bear with me as I clear out the cobwebs

Some of you may have been wondering if I tripped and stumbled into a black hole. Well, I did sort of. Partly because it was the end of the semester and I had a bazillion work related things going on, and the other part was because I was furiously polishing my just completed WIP, which is now a finished novel out for query.

Hurray, you say? Congrats for finishing? Hmmmm. There is no one happier than me when I am revising and editing a manuscript I love.

I HATE letting go.

What's even harder is sending the poor baby out into the world. And that is what has been going on. LIFE AND BETH, my YA contemporary fantasy is on the dating circuit. She's all grown up and trying to meet her perfect agent. She's actually out on dates as we speak. Without a cell phone.

Okay--enough silly metaphors. I have issues. Issues that have NOTHING to do with this industry because I have nothing but admiration and respect for the agents and editors who slog through thousands of manuscripts. At my job we just had to look through about fifty resumes and the amount of people who send to the totally wrong position is astounding. So pity on the agents.

That being said, my issues have nothing to do with those good people. It has to do with me. I need to move on. Like any good parent, I have to cut the apron strings and let my baby find her own way in the world.

Good luck, Beth (my mc). I hope you find true love!

That being said, it's time to get to work on the next WIP!!

And now for some cool news. Next week I am guest blogger on Michelle McClean's website!
Be sure and stop by!