Monday, April 29, 2013

10 Signs That You're a Writer

Someone on my Facebook page linked to this today:

It's funny and oh-so true.  I hit every one but #3 - because I don't walk around asking myself how I could describe something.  I file it away in my memory and if I need to use it, I describe it then.  (Which is where #2 comes in, I guess.)

And yes, I am silently correcting your grammar.  (Well, okay, sometimes not so silently.)


Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Trying to Restart

When I started The Unpublished Writers' Guide to Survival, I had great hopes that this would become a place where those of us who haven't reached the goal of publication (yet) would be able to come together - commiserate with each other, learn from those who've gone before us, and just find a way to reach that seemingly unattainable prize. 

And then the move hit me.  Things got crazy in my life and blogging fell down the list of things to do (along with, I'm sad to say - my writing).  This place took a hit and my dream for The Guide started to fade. 

Well, I'm not about to let go yet.  I still believe blogging has a place in a writer's life.  I still believe blogs have value.  So I'm going to fight to keep this going.

Starting on the first of May, when I have an awesome surprise guest blogger stopping by - who will maybe help get my viewing numbers up and maybe I can help her sell some more of her most amazing books. 

I'll get back to throwing out my Survival Tips.  There'll be more of This Just In and Check This Out.  (Speaking of checking something out, check out the new link list on the upper left side of the blog - where there are now links to finding what you need here.)  As I try to restart my writing and my querying, I'll be here - talking about that, too.

And as always, if you have a story to tell or a bit of wisdom to share, let me know.  I can always find a place to pencil you in for a guest blog.  (Especially great if you are published and have something about to release - because, hey, I like to help people sell their hard work, too.)

So, stop on by.  Tell your friends to stop on by.  Do the world a favor and 'follow' the blog, so it rises higher in the ratings and more people will find out what an awesome place this is.  (Or what an awesome place it will be with a little more help.)

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

This Just In

Writers' Digest posted this morning about a new literary agent: Jen Karsbaek of Foreword Literary.  She's aggressively seeking to build her list, so if you've got something she might like, shoot it on over to her.

(But for the sake of all that's holy to you, read her guidelines first.)