"This is a pet peeve of mine as well Maria, not to mention the combination of certain words (eachother, highschool, alot, etc.). Such mistakes often drive me to the brink of insanity. *Teeth gnashing ensues.*"
"This might get revised as the summer/year goes on, but I need to set some goals right now. Any help I can give others towards reaching their goals, I'm happy to offer...and wouldn't mind receiving swift kicks in the butt in order to reach…"
Catherine, saw your 3 goals on Kami's thread--I joined The Submission Mission group here on she writes--some great lists Anna has compiled for all of us there; here's one you might enjoy: http://www.shewrites.com/profiles/blogs/where-to-submit. I haven't been able to log on yet for a Friday chat, but I have enjoyed just reading Anna's updates.
I just tried to check out your blog but it said it didn't exist. So I went to that TeenReads site and that looks like something I should know about . . . My book would be popular with teens and college students. I have a plan to approach all the local high schools in my area with my book. The teens are going to eat it up. Especially any that are interested in the 80s. I know when I was a teen I enjoyed 60s stuff . . .
You are in two of the groups I'm in,the Novelist--Struggling or Not and the Surreal Fiction. There's only a hint of magical realism in my novel, if the one instance could even be considered such, but I do love that stuff. My first novel, Angels Carry the Sun is coming out really soon. I was bawling like a fool earlier when I found out that it was going to print in a day or two and that people could actually preorder it on my publisher's website. Wow! So much work!
Glad to have you join us in the Novelist – Struggling or Not group, Catherine. You might jump in by telling us what you’re working on in the “Show Me Your Novel and I’ll Show You Mine” discussion. I’ll look forward to chatting with you!
Working on my memoir, I've turned to many, many (many many, too many) books with tips on how to get started, organized, and inspired. I also read a lot of what other authors say about the process and will share quotes here, as well. I'll begin…See More
"Wow Linda I am thrilled to dive into your memoir blog. I can sort of (sort of!) relate to all that chaos in life!! My blog is part memoir as well! Thanks for sharing I look forward to following you!