Grab the Boot Straps

A Writer's Corner

I have no idea what happened but I wrote a post today, published it, and it disappeared into the wild yonder of never never land.

Anyway, I apologize for not having been keeping up with posting on here but there’s been several unexpected events that have not only scrambled the brain but stood me on my head for a bit.

God is good though and has brought me through losing one sister and having another diagnosed with cancer three days later. She had surgery just last night and came through fine with the Dr. saying “everything went well.” So now it’s time to grab the boot straps and get back to doing what has been set aside for a time.

I found a publisher, had my manuscript accepted, filled out the questionnaire, sent the tax papers, and received an e-mail stating Amy’ Quest is now being sent over to the…

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It’s Really Happening

A Writer's Corner

Is it really happening? Oh yes, it has started. I received an e-mail stating that my book, Amy’s Quest has been accepted and as soon as I sent the required publishing fee I got a phone call from my publication specialist that will be my “go-to” throughout the process, and had a nice conversation with her.

We discussed some forms I need to sign and send back and she familiarized me with some of the questions I need to answer before they can get started. I wasn’t expecting to have to write the blurb this soon. What’s a “blurb?” That’s a short synapse of what your story is about. It goes on the back cover along with a short biography about you and maybe a picture of you. The picture is optional.

I had several professional pictures taken some time back and if the Lord keeps having me write all…

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Landmark Day

A Writer's Corner

I’m not sure that’s the right title for this but in a way it is a landmark day since the manuscript for Amy’s Quest, my new novel, has been accepted by the publisher. (I knew it would be.)

I got the contract today and went through it with a fine tooth comb. Better read any fine print before you sign one. I did, and had a couple of questions and got those answered.

So as of about thirty minutes ago I have a publisher! And the process can now really get started. Of course they want money so that has been taken care of and next I will be meeting my new publication specialist. He/she will be working with me throughout the entire process. Hopefully they won’t be changing like we change our underwear like one publisher I had.

So now what’s next? They will be sending me forms…

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Liberal “Watchdogs”

The Liberal “watchdogs” have just removed one of my WordPress blogs under the guise it doesn’t fit their “Guidelines.”

I think that’s called censorship! Grrrrrrrrr



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The Wait

A Writer's Corner

The days, weeks, and months of praying and typing. Sleepless nights, dragging about with sleepy eyes, blurry eyes, brain in high gear, thinking, pondering, decisions to be made, searching, and wanting to finish.

It all comes down to this…

I’ve found a publisher. From all I have read on their website, reading past authors comments who have published with them, talking to their representative, and much prayer I have submitted that long prayed over and worked on manuscript today to them.

This is not one of those “glorified printers” that print what you send them and make big promises at lower author “packages.” From past experience with some publishers I think I have found one that is reputable, will fulfill their promises, and do a good job – but that remains to be seen since I have not used them before.

When the Lord says, “submit it” that tells me…

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The Work Continues

A Writer's Corner

I know you all can hear my sigh of relief that I have finished writing my suspense story, “Amy’s Quest,” but the work is not yet done. The major part is writing the story, but then there is more work to be done.

My book chapters have been gone through the editing by my dear roommate, but we are human and it’s easy to miss things, especially when we get so involved with our story, or are tired, or whatever. Even the professionals miss stuff. That’s why they send it back to you to thoroughly recheck.

I’ve mentioned before that a whole bunch of eyes reading it is better than just two, particularly the author’s eyes. So now the next step is my going back and reading the whole manuscript/story to make sure I like the way it flows, there are no jig-jags along the story line, and punctuation’s and…

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Happy Dance Time

A Writer's Corner

These days seem to have gotten really cluttered up with “stuff.” It seems every time I turn around its something else that needs tending to. I received a notice in the mail that I need to renew my driver’s license. I’ve never had that happen before. It isn’t expired its just that I have a birthday coming up next month.

Wow, where does the time go?

That also means I have to get the required car inspection, which to me is just another means of stealing our hard earned money but its required or we can’t get tags.

It really makes me wonder about the whole system because I see several cars and pick-ups on the road that wouldn’t even qualify for a good junk yard wreck and yet they have current tags. Hmmm how does that happen?

Anyway, besides doctors appointments to get my ears unblocked, trying to write…

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Leave Behind…

Cyber Support Group

I’m a bit hesitant to say I hope you had a wonderful Christmas because so many of us will scrunch up our faces just thinking about all these holidays right in a row, because Christmas time and all the holidays bring back memories we would rather not have surface. It can, and often is, a time that we want to hide under the blankets and wait for it all to be over.

The commercials are enough to drive anyone nuts with all their pushing of “you’ll be better with…” and “a time for family, friends, and fun.” For those of us that survived tremendous trauma in childhood, that will, or can bring back, flashbacks that are not fun or friendly.

But I have good news.

Those holidays are now past and we can, yes we can, leave behind those difficulties and look forward to a whole new year.


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