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    Authors Rally

    I mentioned in this post that I would be attending an author’s rally at my local library.  It was an event that gathered many of the local author’s in the area to let us show case our books to the public.  It was great for me to finally emerge from my house without the kids and meet with like minded writers.  They were all amazingly kind and talented.  In fact, the youngest author there was only THIRTEEN years old!!  Her dedication at such a tender age is inspiring.  Her name is Sydney Dreamweaver and her books can be found on Amazon. Also attending the event was Amy Clipston!!  Some of…

  • "Forgetting Susan",  "life",  "Liz",  "Novel"

    Forgetting Susan

    I had written this very long soliloquy inside my mind that was intended to be posted here, but with each passing day, I put it off to the side and mulled on it instead.  Now, here I am, two days past the actual day I wanted to reference to begin with.  A writer’s procrastination;  Nothing new. This is sounding like a much bigger deal than it really is, so I’ll just state what has been on my mind this month.   You see, November 10, 2010, my first novel was published.  I signed a three year contract with a small publishing company who had accepted my query letter & manuscript.  It…

  • "Forgetting Susan",  "life",  "Liz",  "Novel"

    The Publishing Process: What I Didn’t Know & An Actual Query Letter

       Getting Published  Whenever I typed the last word in my novel, I assumed my next step would be wrapping my manuscript in brown paper, tied with twine, and whisked away by the mailman to the “big six” publishing companies: fingers crossed.    …not so much.     You see, after searching online for the addresses to my future dream makers, I realized that my assumptions were completely off base. Here is the message I read, written on the Random House website:     If you would like to have your work or manuscript considered for publication by a major book publisher, we recommend that you work with an established literary agent…~…