Victoria, loved Dani Shapiro's memoir article you posted a link to on Mother Writer. I'm grappling with that funk around what to reveal, what will the kids think later too, but in a way, Dani ends up celebrating that she got to have both--the revelation, the children, as well as the moment alone to love all of it. There are a few topics I've writtten about, sent out, and when the rejection came in, gave a sigh of relief. That's my current barometer for what to sit on longer...revise, etc. And deliberate again, perhaps not to send out again. Tough call.
WOW! Thanks for the info! From the writers' festival that I attended, I found out that getting published is all about creating a following. It proves to publishers that "hey! I know there are people who are interested in my work!" Heidi Durrow was on a panel discussion about streaming parts of her story "out there" to have group support.
I have written a memoir which I thought contained good description and a feeling for the South( I lived in New Orleans my whole life) I pitched the memoir and was rejected because my query letter didn't really light up the sky ( I guess). So I started ALL Over again, keeping the integrity of my work and just trying a different approach.
I feel kinda lost sometimes--not being too melodramatic of course, but I can't go up to my family and say "How 'bout if a character does this--especially since not everyone is as interested(not in a mean way) just preoccupied. I need to bounce a few ideas around and that's when I start feeling like I am writing in a vacuum and I don't know if what I have written is good or what!
I don't mean to ramble but thank you for giving me some ideas. You have provided me with direction. Thanks, Cheryl
Thanks for such a warm welcome! I have heard from an agent and also an editor that blogging is an important step in publishing. I am trying to connect with writers to learn from their experiences in blogging. Any thoughts on the subject? I appreciate your response. Thanks, Cheryl
Thank you. Actually my oldest daughter was the first one to read Spirit Seeker. As soon as I finished the last word, I handed it over to her. In the beginning I had no inclination to show it to anyone but my girls, but after she loved it, I decided to try and seek representation. My daughters love to read, and my oldest especially can't get enough books in her hand. I can't wait until I can hand her the final printed copy--
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Gidday E Flynn ❀◕ ‿ ◕❀ Love your profile! Thanks for your friendship =)) I'm writing for an online magazine .. I had almost finished writing an entertaining exposé about famous Australians & New Zealanders - but my heart wasn't in it. Nevermind I have my hands full now and perhaps I'll go back and finish it .. nice to meet you and I hope the rest of your week is a good one ٩(•̮̮̃-̃)۶
Hey Victoria! I haven't really spent much time on the NaNoWriMo website and can't even remember my username at the moment. Mostly I've been sucking up encouragment here on She Writes. How's NaNo going for you so far?
I'm going to be in Spring Green that Friday the 8th; if the weather is nice I might be camping over night with a friend, but we could arrange something. What and where did you have in mind? Still Milwaukee? Did you have a specific reason for coming - shop, just visit or sight-see?