I am making progress! I've gotten a few more short stories published and an agent requested my full manuscript! I believe in my book because it shines a light on the challenges parents of children with disabilities face. The next step in my process is seeking a literary agent to represent my book & that … Continue reading Searching for a Literary Agent
I'm proud of myself. Today I took a giant leap and entered the Pitch Wars contest, a mentoring program where published/agented authors, editors, or industry interns choose one writer each, read their entire manuscript, and offer suggestions on how to make the manuscript shine for an agent showcase. WOW. So I believe I have a … Continue reading I DID IT!
I recently submitted a short story I wrote. I'm rather new at this, so I sent it out to twenty-four magazines, believing my little story would be published in a widely circulated magazine. For two or three months, I waited hoping for that magical moment when I read "Congratulations," but the only thing I received … Continue reading Why Don’t I Celebrate This?
A few months ago, Jessica said she wanted a job. Rene, her support coordinator, began the process for her. He contacted Vocational Rehab, and after a bunch of mishaps, we got the paperwork completed and started the process. Today, after numerous trips to Voc Rehab, I picked up Jessica at her group home and took … Continue reading FORGET ABOUT IT!
Caution, this post is meant to be therapeutic for me. Yesterday and today were one of those days lots of us have, where you feel like whatever you do isn't right. And since I am blogging about writing, I feel like nothing I've written is any good and I should just 'give it up'. Again, … Continue reading Baby Give It Up
In late October, or early November, after I came back from the Florida Writers Conference, I decided to use Submittable to send out a couple of my chapters as short stories. A couple of the entries were free, a few of them cost under $5. Altogether, I sent out twelve entries. People in my writing … Continue reading Victory!
I am struggling. Oops, I used the "ING" word! And I've only written three words. Dave, the wonderful editor who has patiently tried to teach me how to write, is surprised by how many times I use words that end in "ING". I thought the editor was (oops I used another word I'm supposed to … Continue reading The Struggle
Hey everyone. Perhaps some of you wondered why I haven't posted anything in nearly a month. I haven't forgotten - life just got in the way. Oh and I joined a couple of online writing groups and next thing you know, there were more interruptions than I knew what to do with, and didn't have … Continue reading Pause, then rewind
Even though Jessica lives in the group home, she comes home on the weekends, usually for two nights, sometimes one. Last Saturday, after I picked her up at the group home, she got in the car and as usual, asked, "Can we go shopping?" But something about the way she looked gave me a bad … Continue reading It’s the same but different.
So here I am doing one of my favorite things in the world besides writing.... holding one of the grandkids! And in less than two weeks, I am headed to the Florida Writer Conference in Orlando. I am excited to be doing this. I have my friend Mimi to thank for convincing me to go. Mimi … Continue reading A baby and a book