Monday, April 19, 2010

Brainstorm...Men vs. Women

Hey all!

Help me brainstorm, will you? I'm ready to start focusing on my next book, and in order to do so, I wanted to stretch my creative juices and get them flowing.

I want to write about the ultimate gender debates. What are some of the biggest Men vs. Women issues? Topics the battle of the sexes generally just can't seem to agree on...

Toilet paper - up or down?

Let me know your thoughts and ideas and I'll post some of what I come up with!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Beautiful Blogger Award

Thank you Trish for this wonderful award! I'm honored.

Now, to pay it forward. I nominate the following for this prestigious award:

Jodi Meadows
Michael at Cornell DeVille
Editorial Ass
Kate Schafer Testerman

Kristin Nelson
Janet Reid
Lia Mack
Kathy Upham

Thanks to all of you for your support and inspiration!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

In celebration of Tax Day...

I took my 2nd leap of faith and submitted Fire In the Soul to agents. Its out there. The baby I gave birth to, nurtured, disciplined and praised is out there for review by the sharks of the agency world. I can only hope, as all mothers do, that it has thick enough skin to survive.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Make It Better!

Listen to it
Absorb it
Accept or decline it
Change it

The one thing I've learned from entering my work in contests and online critiques is I have to be able to accept criticism. Its hard. It feels like being told I'm a bad mother. But after the the sting of the suggestions settle a little, I realize that some of them make sense, and when I re-work it, and what I end up with is a better story or letter.

Because, honestly, that's what I want, right?