don't miss out

hey there!

i've been busy trying to finish up my rewrite. finally.  i may actually do it this time.  and by this time i mean this week.

i'm so sick of talking about finishing this ms.

i've been doing lots of other mommy things too, so the writing doesn't get all that much time.  hence the reason i've been talking about finishing it since...um....january.

i would love an eight hour a day job of writing.

i'm so excited to work on another manuscript. and then another.

i've been to very few blogs recently.  sorry about that.  i thought summer would be filled with so much more time.  apparently...nope.

the few posts erica sent my way, or that i clicked on from twitter or from #WS4U (new facebook group for writing support!  Writing Support 4 U  (you should check it out!)),  have been great and so i'm sharing them with you:

you have until july 15 to enter a story in the cheerios "spoonfuls of stories" contest.  here's the registration form  you could win 5k!

you have until july 9 to take a YA quiz and win awesome arcs like shatter me, bloodlines, and forever right here!  (if you win shatter me, can i have it???)

after reading an article about casey anthony's mother and how she helped to plant the seed of doubt, making it difficult to prove premeditation, i scrolled to the bottom of the online article and found a blog by crime writers here.  i like to read crime novels, but don't think i have what it takes to write one.  maybe one day i'll talk erica into coauthoring one of those....

go here to enter a revision contest with agent natalie fischer...you'll need your logline, second sentence and second chapter...a cool twist on contests!

and just because it's always motivational to read an i-sold-my-book success story, go here to find another book you'll be able to read and enjoy because it will be on bookshelves!

and since i may never know what genre solstice really is and maybe you struggle with the definitions of certain genres like me, go here to learn more (paranormal, paranormal romance, urban fantasy, magical realism)


  1. I'm with you on Summer misleading us about how leisurely and wonderful it was going to be and all the time we would have to write and read and blog. Summer lied!

    Thanks for the links! There are a couple I hadn't seen yet.

  2. I'm in the same boat as you. Kids around. Revising. Wish I had a full-time working on my writing job.

    Thanks for the links!

  3. Great links, E & C! So many great things going on right now. Ack, I wish I was finished with revisions. This all better still be out there in the fall!

  4. Best of luck finishing that draft. You can do it! I joined #WS4U too and am loving it! What a great way for us writers to come together!

  5. Argh, I'm with you. I've been trying to finish my book since March. I swear if I don't get it done by August, I'll go crazy. Good luck with your words and thanks for the awesome links :-)

  6. Wow, you are loaded with information! Thanks for all the great stuff, and good luck on finishing your draft. *I know you can, I know you can*

  7. Hehehe thanks for the great links! I know you can finish your ms. Good luck!

  8. Okay, I missed out. Bummer! I left on Thursday for a weekend away, but that's okay. I had a great weekend, and there are always more contests and more good news. Thanks for sharing!

  9. I could so easily be happy as a full-time writer. Maybe someday...

    Good luck on finishing your manuscript!


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