Monday, June 21, 2010

EXCITING NEWS FOR AN ASPIRING NOVELIST

I can't believe it has been that long since I last posted. Maintaining a blog is not the easiest thing to do. It requires commitment and perserverence. Guess I've got to work on those. But, I am determined to get it together and keep it going.

My post today is comletely self-absorbed, all about me. LOL. Earlier in the year, I entered a novel contest, Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award.  NO...I didn't win, didn't even make the first cut. What I will receive is a proof copy of my novel which I consider a great prize.

I  spent many hours this weekend creating my own art work for the front cover, quickly editing my manuscript, adding a back cover,  biography,  and just submitted it for publishing. The process was exhilarating and fun. 

Some of the writers in my on line critter group, Critique Circle, are also receiving a proof copy of their manuscripts. It is so inspiring to share their excitement and see what covers they have created. Bubbling with excitement, I want to share this expereience with all of you.

Okay, so I'm still not published. But when I get my proof copy, I will be doing my happy dance. I will be motivated to keep querying agents and editors. And, I will be able to see what my book will look like in print. Pretty cool, I'd have to say.

So, what I hope for all of you, reading this, is you find your motivation to keep on keeping on writing.

Have a great week.
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