I just ordered your book. It looks fascinating - kind of a cross between Contagion and The Road, but with a mystery. I can't wait to find out what happens! It's actually rare that I find a book so intriguing just by reading the…"
Not only can I not seem to joing the Yahoo group, but SheWrites won't let me send personal messages anymore. Maybe this is a hint from the Universe that I shouldn't be in this group anymore...:-("
"Darn! I will be out of town the last two weeks of June. Otherwise I would have loved to meet you.
What is my novel about...a young teacher in 1920s Nova Scotia is confronted with the ghosts of his past when a beautiful student confides in him that…"
"No, I don't live in the Bible Belt, but I grew up in an extremely religious apocalyptic home. I'm still struggling with the affects after all of these years.
My goal really is to make sense not only of my experiences, but of religious…"
"Yes Tina I agree.
She has been battling for 11 years now, so it isn't anything new to us, just a new tumor really. Writing is what has gotten me through many a trial and tribulation over the years. Thanks for the kind words :)"
"Hi Jessica! Thanks for friending me.
I'm so glad that you are sticking with your writing at what must be a very stressful time in your life. But I think you'll find that it will help ease the stress and uncertainty of dealing with…"
"I can very much relate to the husband taking the financial burden aspect of your post.Though it's one of the few times that it has paid to be a woman (since most men would never ask for such an opportunity), I still hate the feeling of…"
She has been battling for 11 years now, so it isn't anything new to us, just a new tumor really. Writing is what has gotten me through many a trial and tribulation over the years. Thanks for the kind words :)
Thought I'd give you a shout over here, as the conversation on the board seemed to be kind of settled. Just wanted to say that I do think there's plenty of market for books that appeal to male readers, and that finding a readership that's more balanced, gender-wise, may position you to receive more critical attention from the bigger venues. It's true that more books are purchased by women, but more books are reviewed by men. Funny double-edged sword, really... I guess for me the path has always been to write the novels I want to write and THEN figure out -- with publishers -- how best to market them.
Since the first 10 pgs of my MS have generated some interest, and I think it may be waning after 30 pgs, what part of it should I post on virtual critique? Also, is that private? The query critiques were not and pull up via google searches.
"We also outline soem critical steps toward the ending and the ending. I see it like a director mapping out the scenes, though they may change. Also, I never quite finish a chapter so that I can pick up mid-point, which helps my train of…"
"Jumping in on the jumping ahead to the ending conversation, I do a version of this, which is to outline to the ending after I have about three chapters, so I have an idea where I'm going. I sometimes change directions, but I find it comforting…"