Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Approachable Hemingway

I just saw this quote from Ernest Hemingway. I feel the same way.

"My aim is to put down on paper what I see and
what I feel in the best and simplest way."

~ Ernest Hemingway

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Novel Published

My novel, historical fiction, A Woman's Way, will be published and released in March 2011. This is a fictionalized story of Maria Deraismes, a 19th century French feminist and accomplished speaker and writer. She fought for equality and equal citizenship for women. She had support from the Freemasons in Paris who also rallied for equal rights.

Friday, January 21, 2011

The Road to Publishing-Part 1

Every writer, whether they admit it or not, has the goal of seeing their words published. After spending so much time writing, editing, revising, we query. We query agents, we query small publishers. Then come the rejections, or the requests. Requests are like little presents. A request for a partial manuscript, sample chapters, or the full manuscript makes your heart beat a little quicker. Now, I'm certainly not saying this 'road' to the request is easy or simple, it isn't. It's a bumpy road filled with potholes and speed bumps that pop up to knock you off the road. However, I don't give up and I do whatever I can to stay on the road. I swerve, I stop, I backup (swerving=editing, stopping=pausing and thinking, backing up=reworking and revising). I refuse to hit the guardrail!