Hello, my writer friends! What are you guys doing out there in writing land? This past week I’ve roughly outlined a series of NF books. Oh, please, don’t be impressed. I’m always doing that … I just never sit down and write the books. (slapping forehead).
I received a very powerful email from author (mentor to Christian writers) Shelley Hitz talking about the power of a book series (NF book series.) I’ve read it several times and each read-thru I get a little more pumped with ideas. So what did I do?
I sat down and wrote a short story. (slapping my forehead again!) Maybe some day I’ll seriously hit the nonfiction trail but when your first love is fiction …
This short story has been my first writing endeavor in more than a year. (In all fairness to me, I did edit my novel. The pandemic and the state of our country really messes with my head!) After hubby read through my story, asked his questions, made his suggestions, I sent it off to Woman’s World Magazine. Ten fingers and ten toes are crossed, and prayers are going up. I’ve sold them two stories during the past couple of years, but it seems every attempt is like starting from scratch, relearning how to pull a short romance together, at least for me. 700 words is tricky!
I really need some publishing encouragement. How about you?
For those of you who write mysteries, take a look at these two markets. You might have a story that fits. Please note: these are secular publications.
#2. Untreed Reads, a publishing house that was founded in 2008. Read the guidelines carefully.
(I Just) Died In Your Arms: Crime Fiction Inspired By One-Hit Wonders
Also, have you heard of the contest that Books and Such Literary Management is hosting in celebration of their 25 year anniversary? The deadline is May 15th but if you hurry …. Here’s the link:
I sent them my hook, and if I happen to be one of the finalists, I have my proposal all finished and ready to send.
Let me know what you’re writing … see you next week!