Thank you so much for establishing this website. What you give returns to you and you and the other foundation members of SW provide so much by way of support, encouragement, inspiration all I can say is Thank You!
First, let me congratulate you and all the other founders for having created an avenue where not only professionals, newcomers, and beginners writers have the opportunity to share or/and discuss relevant writing ideas, get advice or receive advice but also enjoy a platform of support, encouragement, and inspiration for all. Likewise, I want to thank you for your warmly welcome to SW. I do appreciate it deeply.
Thanks for the gracious welcome. I'd be happy to write something, complete my profile, etc. but it won't be immediate. I'm on a writing deadline but will get to this as soon as I'm free. Again, thank you so much for your kindness. I'm looking forward to the webinar later in the week. I am registered.
Kamy, I'm not sure where to put this. When you offered a B&N giveaway of Wishful Thinking I took advantage of it. It was thoroughly entertaining and absorbing, and I posted a review of it on Writer Advice at http://www.writeradvice.com. Click on Hooked on Books.
Take a look and put the word out if you'd like to. Thanks for sharing your book.
Here I am on She Writes. Not surprising, in the wake of such an inspirational evening. I'll be following Wishful Thinking's progress, and of course liking, favoriting, and retweeting the posts and tweets that I see.
Thanks for the friend request, Kamy! How old are your kids? My grandson is four. To me, he is like a new book being written. I had two daughters and boys are a whole new world! My girls would sit and color, play with their dolls, be quite in the library... He is like a little tornado, ripping and running and karate-chopping! But I love this "new book" that is being written before my eyes. He is a joy; a handful, but a joy and I love him so.
Sure thing, Kamy. It sounds like a wonderful program. We have something similar in Austin called Badgerdog for high schoolers and Badgerpup for elementary school kids. It's not targeting girls, but kids from at-risk homes. Very inspiring to hear their stories.
It's great that you're involved with them. I'm sure you're making a difference.
Very thought-provoking post and exactly what I needed to read! The hardback/paperback thing is very crazy; I had to insist in my contract that my psychology trade book was NOT first published as a hardback, because as it would also be used by university students, as a hardback it would be ridiculously expensive. My previous text is only bought in hardback by libraries; everyone else always buys the paperback. So of course this is even truer for most fiction. Congratulations on getting a traditional deal for your novel and even more so for doing your pros and cons and deciding on the She Writes Press path! (Imagine if you had decided to go with the big publisher; what would that have signaled to all we She Writes press hopefuls!)