Friday, August 04, 2006

The Latest

Hope everyone's having a great weekend so far. I've joined Meredith Efken over at her blog Violet Voices. Check out today's post written by Yours Truly. Meredith started this blog to be "stories of extraordinary everyday women, stay-at-home moms, (SAHMs) and adoptive parents. I am proud to be their newest contributor. I hope you wander on over there and take a peek and then link to it in your own blogs.

I've also been invited to become a team blogger over at Gina's blog, Writer...Interrupted. She's calling for input on her new blog and contributors. I have sent an entry and am eagerly awaiting its posting as we speak. Watch for my post, Broken Vessels to come out soon.

Still in the cutting phase of the rewrite of From Pharaoh's Hand, but it's coming along quite nicely. I have a proposal outline that I'm in the process of fleshing out as well. So things have been quite busy since I got back from vacation. Most of the publishers I'm interested do not accept unsolicited manuscripts. I will either have to get an agent or get a recommendation from a fellow author. Another option is what was previously known as First Edition. It's now known as ChristianManuscriptSubmissions.com-- a place where you pay a "small" fee and get your proposal published for six months. Many of the top publishing houses peruse this site regularly. It's an option. Another option, as Deeanne Gist, author of Christy award-winning A Bride Most Begrudging, has graciously advised me is to get your work or proposal in front of an editor at a conference. I would love to attend a conference, despite my shy nature. I think I could learn so much from attending. Maybe I'll work on that angle as well.

By the way, I've toured about 75 of the homes on BooMama's Tour of Homes, and I have to say I haven't seen an ugly one yet. Hats off to all you brave ladies with cameras. It was a lot of fun, and maybe I'll get back to touring the rest one of these rainy afternoons. Thanks BooMama for the great time.

3 comments:

Praying for your Prodigal said...

I'm so glad you are writing--and spreading your gift all over blog-land! I will visit the sites you have given us--can't wait!

Have a good weekend.

Diane

MugwumpMom said...

Congratulations. You seem to be getting all sorts of opportunities to get your writing out there.

Hattigrace said...

I hope you are able to get published.