Monday, October 24, 2011

I Got A Feeling!

Hello Everyone!

I got a feeling that tonight's going to be a good night!

I am in such a great mood!! I am so happy and proud to announce that my picture book story, Jungle Jam, won the Lucky Clover Picture Book Writing Contest!

I submitted this story back in the summer and just received an email this week saying that my story won! I am so happy and it couldn't have come at a better time. What a way to boost my motivation! Along with bragging rights (yeah!), I receive a full professional critique by Christie Wright Wild! Thanks again Christie!

To further motivate me, (it's been a slow Fall so far!), I am also participating in PiBoIdMo this November through fellow blogger Tara Lazar's Writing for Kids (While Raising Them). This is a month-long challenge, and at the end, the goal is to have 30 stories drafted or completed. Whew! It's going to be an interesting month, but I'm look forward to it!

Until next time!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Submission Time!

It's been a couple of weeks since I last blogged and I wanted to send out a quick apology. While it has been a busy time, I am trying to commit to a weekly post at a minimum! So thank you to all those who have been reading and following my journey. I promise to keep the posts coming and keep the material as fresh as possible!

So back to my life as a writer!

I attended a seminar in the summer, which included a critique for one of my stories. I received the critique back last week and all in all, I fared pretty well. The critiquer left five comments, four of which were adverb related and the last one was that they liked my ending. Personally, I was pretty proud that my story didn't get bruised too badly and that it still came back more or less intact. 

After some minor revision, I can honestly say that my manuscript is ready to submit! I guess what they say is true: only you will know when your story is complete!

Now the next hurdle begins. Who do I submit to; an agent or directly to a publisher? 

Until next time...

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