Tuesday, December 30, 2008

“We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year's Day.”

Edith Lovejoy Pierce

May your new writing year meet with much success!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Christmas Week

I don't think I'll be getting much writing done this week, though I'll try to sneak a few minutes in here and there. I did manage to get in about 30 minutes worth late last night. Of course, when I only have a few moments, I tend to rewrite something that's already there. I really need to stop doing that! I can go back and edit later. Bad habit, so I guess I'll have to work on it.

Have a great week!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Well, I managed to send out one of my submissions today. A completed Christian romance that I am doing a little polishing on while I wait to hear back.

I have another query letter ready to go concerning a novel I wrote two years ago. I've only submitted it to one publisher~and it was rejected. I put it on the back burner for a while, trying to figure out exactly where this novel 'fits' in the Christian writing world.

Is it a cozy or a romantic suspense? That has been the question. I wrote it intending it to be a cozy, but, as many of you know, a novel has a way of taking on a life of it's own, and sometimes the writer is just along for the ride. All I know to do is to put it out there and see what happens.

I love writing these books and stories, but submitting them is always a challenge for me. I tend to write, rewrite, and the write again!

What about all of you? Do have projects out there being considered? How long, once you are completed with a project, does it take to really be 'ready' to send off to a publisher?

Friday, December 12, 2008

The Christmas Season

This is probably my favorite time of the year. My house is colorful and pretty, there are a lot of phone calls between relatives, we get little bits of snow spitting from the sky on windy days, and best of all, we celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

If things weren't so busy, I could probably be more productive in my writing at this time of year. As it is, I've been fairly lax since Thanksgiving, but I do find that this season provides me with a lot of inspiration for my novels.

I am happy to say that I have two submissions going out on Monday! One has been rejected by another publisher, and the other is on its 'maiden voyage'. Whatever the outcome, I am happy to have them on their way.