Tag Archives: Self-publishing

THE VALUE OF MULTIPLE SETS OF EYES

No, I’m not describing a creature with lots of eyes. I’m talking about the importance of having multiple people view your manuscript before you consider it ready to shop for an agent or publish it yourself. Maybe I’m stating the … Continue reading

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Great review of In Her Mother’s Shoes

Okay, so I didn’t win the WD Self Published Book Competition. But I felt like a winner when I received this evaluation of In Her Mother’s Shoes: 22nd Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards Entry Title In Her Mother’s Shoes … Continue reading

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THE VALUE OF PROFESSIONAL AND PEER CRITIQUES OF YOUR WRITING

We work hard at our writing. And if we keep working, there’s a good chance we will get better at it. But there’s also the chance of not being objective about something that doesn’t work – perhaps because it is … Continue reading

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THE BLOSSOMS OF SPRING

I’ve posted a string of negativity and disappointments over the past several months. Well, spring seems to have sprung early in the northeast, and with it, some positive activity with my writing. As you may recall (I whine about it … Continue reading

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WHAT PRICE, CRITIQUES?

I have been negligent in my postings! Between being very busy with my full time job and, for the past two weeks, being on my first real vacation in many years, it just hasn’t fit into my schedule. My apologies … Continue reading

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RESIGNATION OR RESOLVE?

If you’ve been following this blog, you know that I spent the better part of the last 6 months trying first to find an agent who would represent In Her Mother’s Shoes, and then a small publisher who would take … Continue reading

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Another Year, Another Round of Rejections

No writer likes to receive rejections. Anyone who has been following my blog for a while knows I’ve been trying for months to find an agent who would say “yes” to In Her Mother’s Shoes. By Christmas I was reaching the … Continue reading

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CHRISTMAS WISH TO NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION

I feel a bit like the little girl who didn’t find what she wanted under the tree on Christmas morning. But I’m not a little girl. So what does a big girl do when she can’t have what she really … Continue reading

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THE (HOLIDAY WISH) BEAT GOES ON

Just thought I’d update my readers on the status of my persistent drive to land an agent and a traditional publisher. It’s not looking great. I’m now up to 32 rejections of 85 queries sent. I have 3 partial manuscripts … Continue reading

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CROSSROADS

When is it time to admit to yourself that you’ll never make a living as a fiction writer? When should you abandon your lifelong dream? When does the cost of pursuing that illusion become too high when the benefits are … Continue reading

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