Saturday, February 4, 2012

Working on it

  I love writing. I wish all I had to worry about was the creative work involved--but I'm also determined that all of my efforts lead to publication.

I've been sending out query letters--everyone's fave task. I have one complete manuscript and half of its sequel written. I'm also working on a third novel of a totally different genre. One of my short stories is on Amazon. I like the idea of branching out and trying out my options. Everyone knows the publishing world is changing. And I say, it's high time.

In the meanwhile, I'm so lucky to belong to Writers Cubed. The support and talent in this group is inspiring. We are hard at work preparing for yet another Teen Author Boot Camp.

 We have been lucky to get some wonderful authors to come and participate--imparting their wisdom and enthusiasm with the eager teens who come to learn at their feet. Mostly, it's just FUN.
Our keynote speaker this year is Brandon Mull of the FABLEHAVEN series. It should be a fantastic conference  again this year.

Shout out of congratulations to Jennifer Jenkins (a fellow Cubie) for being landing an agent! I can feel the positive vibes in the air.

This will be the year of KARMA.



Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That's a really cool event for teens!

Jo said...

I agree...positive vibes abound in 2012!

That's so great that your friend landed an agent! I always love it when people around me (my peers) succeed, because it makes me feel like success is within my reach, too!

Misha Gericke said...

So glad to hear about your friend getting an agent. And I love the boot-camp idea. :-)

Alison said...

Yay for Karma! Enjoy the cool Boot Camp!

Roland D. Yeomans said...

I have a feeling it will be YOUR year this year, Jo. Great luck with the teen writing boot camp. Glad your friend landed an agent.

Thanks for re-tweeting my tweet for Indie Authors. Victor would send a wink your way, but Alice is watching him too keenly! LOL. Roland

Anne Gallagher said...

Congratulations Jennifer. Awesome news.

I love the picture your husband drew. That is gor-ge-ous!

And don't give up, you'll get there.

Elliot Grace said...

...persistence will pay off! Keep at it, Jo ;)

Love the pic!


Shannon Lawrence said...

Oh wow, I read your big announcement first, so it would definitely seem there was some good karma in the air!

How cool to get him for the teen con. I still think it's awesome that you guys do that.