Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year!

Just a few more hours and we'll all have a clean slate to start over with. It's kind of exciting wondering what the new year will bring. Later today, I'll be reviewing my 2010 writing goals and setting new one for 2011.

2011 marks my 20th year of writing for publication so this is the year I need to dream BIG and set my GOALS high.

On Monday, I'll publically post those goals.

Until then toast yourself for all the goals you've accomplished in 2010, be happy and safe!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Word County Wednesday

I've written about 950 words this month...and that was for a January blog post for the Seekerville blog. I have two days worth of blog posts for my publisher's blog that I need to get cracking on! Maybe this weekend?

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Funds for Writer's

This website can help point you to grants available to writer's. C. Hope Clark also puts out two weekly newsletters full of markets, contests, etc. It's worth checking out!

http://www.fundsforwriters.com/

Monday, December 27, 2010

WOW-Women On Writing

http://www.wow-womenonwriting.com/

Not only is this a very helpful website, it's also a potential market for freelancers!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Monday, December 20, 2010

Friday, December 17, 2010

Fun Friday

http://www.jacquielawson.com/viewcard.asp?code=2009677405720&source=jl



I hope you all click on the link. This is the best Jacquie Lawson card I've ever seen.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Inspirational Author Blog

Today's blog link directs you to Lyn Cote's blog. She hosts many authors on her blog in addition to her own posts. She also does book giveaways.

http://strongwomenbravestories.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Agent Website/Blog

This literary agency puts out a monthly email newsletter that's quite informative. Check out their website and sign up!

http://knightagency.net/

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Another agent blog

Today's post is a literary agency that handles children's writers. I was lucky enough to hear one of the agents speak at a conference. He requested a partial of one of my manuscripts but in the end didn't offer representation. He was very professional and timely in his response. Two of the agents at this agency are acquiring new clients so if you are writing for children and looking for an agent be sure to check out this blog site.

http://upstartcrowliterary.com/blog/

Monday, December 13, 2010

Short Story Blog

I chose today's blog because so many writers-including me-try to break into the Woman's World short story market. On this blog site, each weeks Woman's World romantic ficition is reviewed and readers/writer's can vote on a poll if they liked the story. Also, a course is offered through this blog for a very nominal rate. I haven't taken the course yet because when it was offered, I knew I couldn't commit the time I needed to it. Hope you find it helpful!

http://www.womansworldstyle.blogspot.com/

Friday, December 10, 2010

Fun Friday


These are some of our outside Christmas decorations. Do you drive around during the holidays to look at other peoples light displays?

Thursday, December 9, 2010

SCBWI

SCBWI stands for Society of Children's Book Writer's and Illustrators. This is a great organization for children's writers!

http://www.scbwi.org/

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

For Children's Writers

Just in case all the people who know me from my children's writing thought I forgot about it or them, FEAR NOT! Today's blog has a focus on children's writing because it's a blog by children's writer Kristi Holl. I'm sharing the link because today's post is very timely and reinforces some of my previous posts about goals. I hope you enjoy it!

http://institutechildrenslit.net/Writers-First-Aid-blog/

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Book Club Blog

Okay, this is my publisher's blog. http://www.heartsong-authors.blogspot.com/

Each week they focus on an author and their books. At the end of each days blog post, they leave you with a question. If you leave a message and answer the question you are in the drawing for their weekly book giveaway. So the more comments you leave, the better your chances at winning!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Agent Blog

Here is an agent blog that I visit at least one a week. I do not have an agent and have learned lots of valuable information from this agents blog. Hope you find it helpful too.

http://www.cba-ramblings.blogspot.com/

Friday, December 3, 2010

Fun Friday

Here's another picture from the Fort Crook House....although these aren't pheasants...kind of gives new meaning to pheasants under glass! Yes, this was an actual picture on display in the bedroom with two stuffed birds under beveled glass. There was also a quite intrigate hair wreath but I didn't snap a picture of that. If you'd like to see a picture of this closer and from a different angle check out Cheryl St. John's blog!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Back At It

Since NaNoWriMo is a closed chapter of this writer's life, it's time to move on for the month of December. AND what should every writer being doing this final month of the year???? Working on those 2010 yearly goals and thinking about what you want to accomplish in your writing career in 2011.

Here is a great blog post from the Seekerville blog concerning goals: http://seekerville.blogspot.com/search/label/Goals

Also for the month of December, since it's such a busy month, I'm going to be lazy and instead of typing a blog daily. I will be sharing links to blogs that I find very helpful in both my Inspirational Romance writing and my children's writing.

The link I shared today is from the http://www.seekerville.blogspot.com/. This is a GREAT resourse for inspirational writer's. Not only do these ladies share their words of writing wisdom, they answer comment questions, serve virtual food and give away great daily prizes. Plus they host guest bloggers that includes Harlequin editors and agents.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Word Count Wednesday

I ended the month with 31,508 words and a rough draft of a book to polish!