Monday, June 21, 2010
EXCITING NEWS FOR AN ASPIRING NOVELIST
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.