It's been a long time since I've entered anything I've written into a writing contest, but I submitted a short story "Lady Beatrice's Ball" to the Insecure Writer's Support Group Anthology Contest today.For the past few years, the IWSG has run an anthology contest, where stories are submitted and short-listed and the winners are published … Continue reading A Contest Submission
I've been mulling over ways to revise at least two of the works that have been written since I began this blog, namely The Keegan Inheritance and Last Request. They're completed--at least to a first draft or a first draft and a half--and never having had a longer work of my own to revise before, … Continue reading A New Direction
On a whim, after joking about how I seemed to be reading a lot about Brooklyn, I mentioned something like, "Oh, I should write about Queens. I'll call it 'Pink House in the Middle of the Street.'"Well...I started it. Then I searched for memoir/ personal essay contests. And I found one, run by Writer's Digest. … Continue reading Entered my ass into a writing contest…
was just revising something on the blog, literally right this moment in time (if you happen to visit the blog, you'll notice in the right-hand corner a new text box. I'm keeping track of my daily word counts on the novel.)......when I opened my Gmail account...and found an email from Patty Henderson of The Emily … Continue reading Some news!
All right, y'all. It's entered. If I kept it until the due date, I'd lose my nerve because I'd be tinkering with it still. The Emily is run by the West Houston chapter of the Romance Writers of America. They only want up to the first 35 pages of the manuscript, with no synopsis required. … Continue reading The Emily Contest