"Hi Everybody, I'm Phoebe Wilcox www.phoebewilcox.com and I've published one YA novel so far called Angels Carry the Sun (Lilly Press, 2010). It wasn't nationally distributed so it's just available at local bookstores near me (PA)…"
"Hi Selene, I was just skimming through here and read this, and just want to say that I liked your titles and plot ideas, liked the writing right here, too--I bet your books are good. I hope you manage to get them out into the world. I feel…"
"Hello everyone! My name is Crisi. I live in a suburb of San Francisco. I just finished my first non-fiction book, a critical edition of George Meredith's Modern Love for Yale UP; it's available for pre-order now, but won't ship…"
"Hey, Lexa! Sorry for the long wait for the friend request. I've been swamped with drafting. I just posted my query in the critique section. I've exhausted myself writing it, and I need more eyes on it. Hope you are well!!"
"She Writers - I have been absent from this space for a time but I am a champion lurker and follow the discussion. I am working on a YA novel that I'm hoping to finish the first draft of my August. Doing Camp Nano and trundling along. I have an…"
"It looks like things have been running smoothly in my absence. Thank you to those who stepped up and welcomed our new members!! It's wonderful to be back, and I look forward to getting to know everyone new!!"
"Hi, Fellow YA writers! I've been MIA since February. I apologize. Surgery, a tough recovery, and a close death in the family will do that to a person. I've struggled with even getting my own writing done.
I'm back. :))
I wanted to say…"
"My book preview for Dangerous Temptation is now live here: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/172036
Seventeen year-old Kaitlin Sinclair's world is turned upside down when she moves to Indonesia, and discovers the secrets that…"
Have to say I haven't read the Percy Jackson series, though my younger cousins have I think. I do hear they're pretty good so I may have to put them on my summer reading list.
Yes, I do try and keep a blog on the house.…"
I've been working on mine for a year and a half as well. I got to have Carolyn Yoder look at the first chapter and give me her notes as I am a graduate of the Highlights Workshop at Chautauqua! It was a wonderful experience. The novel, I'm sorry to say is definitely on the back burner for the moment.
Thanks for getting back to me, Candy! Sounds like you do A LOT as an assistant at the library. As someone who writes as well, do you feel like it feeds that urge (being around books and fostering a love for reading) or do you feel exhausted at the end of the day (dealing with everyone else's needs, do you have any energy left to write)? Do you write for children? Do you ever share your work at your school to get feedback? What grades do you work with? Do you enjoy it? What do you hate about it? Thanks again for any info you can provide. Just trying to get a feel for what I'm getting myself into. ; )
I read your comments about making skeletons dancing - it's so-o-o true. I agree, 100%. I wonder who said it? We all have problems and tragedies in our lives, some more than others. We like to lose ourselves in fictional mishaps because they take the edge off the real life anguish, allow us a moment of forgetfulness. If a writer manages to morph her pain into entertainment for others, she is great. Otherwise, it's just senseless moping.
Thanks for responding. I too have just signed up for She Writes. I have been writing off an on since my teens, but became serious after taking a couple of creative writing classes while working on my Associate of Arts degree several years back. I have a couple of things on the burner, one being a writing about experiencing an eating disorder in my 40's due to a divorce; the other my memoir. Some things are quite painful while others are just down right embarassing so it has been a difficult process to open myself up to actually put it down on paper, with the nagging thought if these things would hurt or embarass my family. Still, I have this deep desire to "get it all out" on paper, possibly a way to heal?
Anyway, glad you responded and I look forward to corresponding with you.
"Papa Adam has given up.
Blind and helpless, the former chief carver for Santa is waiting to die.
Then a challenge from his youngest granddaughter helps Papa Adam realize that his life is not over.
That he can still contribute.
"It's a struggle at times, but I try to make sure that each thing, each child, each chore gets a certain amount of time in my day, so that way when the unexpected happens I don't feel so overwhelmed. But really I am overwhelmed all…"