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post #221 of 244
Shoot! I didn't realize ya'll had been talking all along since the forum closure. Thank goodness for MDC newsletters or I'd have never found you.
I'm still trying to find a home for my short story collection, and still having no luck placing stories in literary journals. I have two novels in the works too, and I'm maintaining 2 blogs - mountain mama and a birth blog. I'm considering going for my MFA, but I have heard it can be a waste of money if you aren't going to teach in an MFA program afterward. I am looking for "my" next step.
I've got some catching up to do with ya'll.
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post #223 of 244
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I'll read!
Thanks MommyHawk! I'm a bit off schedule (trying to move the family, but our buyer can't seem to secure final financing). Guessing I'll finish revision 4 by late July, if that works for you. No one's read it yet, so while much of the novel is polished, it probably has structural issues...
post #224 of 244
I FOUND YOU!!!!!! I, also, failed to realize ya'll were over here when the Writing forum closed. I totally blame my baby-brain for my not really looking, though. Oooooo I'm excited! Must go back and read some posts!
post #225 of 244
I just popped a "Hey come find us in the WAHM Well!" note in the Writer's Group forum.
post #226 of 244

writing critique groups

anyone interested in forming a writing critique group? we can submit works to each other on a biweekly basis and give either general feedback, line edits, both, whatever? We can have genre specific groups, only need two in each group to make it a go. Or the groups can be specific to what we're working on - novel, query letters, synopsis, so on...
post #227 of 244
Hi, ya'll. I would like to join this thread. When I was a little girl, I felt sure I would grow up to be a writer. I grew up but did lots of other things first, and am just now, finally, getting started as a writer. I just launched my blog and started publishing at AC. I was accepted at Suite 101, but haven't followed up with them yet, and will be checking out some other sites as well. Really hoping to get some freelance assignments and print publications and dig in and get started on a (nonfiction) book. But I am a newbie and hope to learn what I can from more experienced writers.

I hope you are all having a very nice day.
post #228 of 244
Welcome Ms. Shell!

I'm up for a critique group, if anyone else is, though I'd rather critique (and get critiqued) privately with a few people instead of posting excerpts to MDC. I agree that separating by type, as much as possible, is a good idea.
post #229 of 244
I have an essay in the new issue of Brain, Child magazine.
post #230 of 244
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I have an essay in the new issue of Brain, Child magazine.
I completely enjoyed that essay. Really well done. The tooth part definitely gave it an extra something special.
I've been saying for years that I need to write something for brain child. I do a parenting column for the newspaper I edit, and that tends to suck up all my best ideas.
post #231 of 244
I would be willing to participate in a critique group, though my time seems limited lately. But I'd give it a go.

I haven't had time to go back and read all 11 pages... but if any of my fellow novelists have an update I'd love to know how ya'll are doing.

I finally came up with a much better ending to my novel (I think) and have it partially written. A couple months ago I met an editor at a convention and was invited to send him my manuscript as an official "solicited" submission which is awesome, but would be even MORE awesome if I had ANY TIME to sit down and get the ending all fixed up. I never have time during the day and by the time both kids are in bed it's nearly time for me to go to sleep (so I can nurse 3 or 4 times before DS gets up at 6am).
post #232 of 244
zinemama, i really enjoyed your essay...and i'm glad you're okay! a girl monster! so funny. Too bad you didn't get the bring home the tooth, lol.
post #233 of 244
Thanks, MamaJen and ms. shell! I'm glad you enjoyed it.
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Thread Starter 
Gosh it's been a while. I had to cut back on some stuff to concentrate on actual writing. My novel is being released in 25 days and I've had some other work published.

I even put of the next novel to finish up some other smaller but paying writing jobs.

I've learned this goes in cycles. Write for a few weeks, submit and edit for a few weeks and I've learned not to panic over time lines..I always go back to writing.

I have a book signing for my novel in my hometown and I'm very nervous about that for some reason. And excited.

Looks like things have been busy. Hope to be around more now that things have cleared up a little and I have a laptop and I'm not stuck to the basement!
post #235 of 244
Finally got a chance to read your essay, zinemama. Loved it!! Very touching, with a lovely humorous touch.

allgirls -- Exciting! I think it's totally natural to be nervous about your booksigning. I know I would be. Will you be reading an excerpt as well, or just signing?
post #236 of 244
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I have an essay in the new issue of Brain, Child magazine.
post #237 of 244
Hey mamas,

Can I join you? I do home-based consulting, and I just started blogging too.
post #238 of 244
What kind of consulting do you do, mittenskittens? Your new blog is beautiful, btw....orange was a great choice for your color scheme. Will you be continuing to work on your old blog, too?
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What kind of consulting do you do, mittenskittens? Your new blog is beautiful, btw....orange was a great choice for your color scheme. Will you be continuing to work on your old blog, too?
Oh, thanks! I know it looks all generic for the time being - hopefully my graphic design friend is going to help me create a great banner today. For the time being, I'll continue with the other blog too. Writing is easy for me, and it's easy money. However, I hate not having the freedom to do what I want, and I am really curious to see where my own blog is going. How's yours?

I do political consulting. That's fairly new, too. I used to be a reporter, but have done various at-home jobs since the kids were born. I've been political for half my life, and am currently working with political parties from developing countries. I absolutely love it, and it gives me the opportunity to contribute to the issues I care about in an indirect way. My direct political involvement is over - I know some people do it, but personally, with small kids, I can't picture being involved in the activities I was once involved in.
post #240 of 244
Now a stupid question from an extremely non-techy person. Ms Shell, I noticed you put the "google connect" followers thing up on your blog. How do you do that?
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