Monday, July 31, 2006

Me and My Wonderful Agent

Here's me with my agent, the awesome Kelly Mortimer


Here are the pix I promised.
Camy, Me, and Colleen after the awards banquet


What a whirlwind of activity! I just returned from RWA National in Atlanta, Georgia. What a blast! I roomed with Colleen Coble and Camy Tang and we had the best time! I got a request for a full off the ms I pitched, so I'd better get busy and get that ms finished! I'll try to load some pix up asap!

Great News! I signed with an agent! Kelly Mortimer of the Mortimer Literary Agency and she's so enthusiastic about my work, as well as knowing this business so well. I'm so excited!

How're the rest of you doing?

Friday, July 14, 2006


I'm pretty excited! I got to actually start writing on my new wip! I love this story idea and concept. I've written the prologue and chapter one. Now I'm moving on to chapter two...AND my beloved hubby is taking the kids outta town this weekend so I can be a writing woman! WOO HOO

How about YOU? How's YOUR writing coming?

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Critiquing Sale (nope not mine)

Okay, okay......I just don't have the time to run a sale with my critiquing business right now. But luckily, my good buddy Camy Tang's business DOES. You're in luck if you're looking for a crit before RWA National, ICRS, or ACFW conferences. Here's some info:

The Story Sensei Summer Sale - A writers' summer event!

From now until July 15th, I will be holding a fabulous contest for my
Story Sensei critique service.

I will draw the names of TWO lucky winners! They will each receive:

A free synopsis critique – up to 10 pages single-spaced, a $40 value!


A coupon for 25% OFF any manuscript critique – whether full or partial
manuscript, any number of words. For a 100,000 word manuscript, that's
a savings of $250!

In addition, EVERYONE WHO ENTERS will receive a 10% OFF coupon for any
service, whether synopsis, query letter, or manuscript critique (full
or partial). For a 100,000 word manuscript, that's a savings of $100,
just for entering.

Go to my Story Sensei blog and post a comment to enter the contest!


Saturday, July 01, 2006

Twisted Sisters--Characterization

My sister sent me this pix of us sisters. . .she likes it, I don't. I was pregnant at the time, so my face just looks fat. But back to the point of this post. My husband, since marrying into this WONDERFUL family some 17 years ago, has referred to myself and my sisters as "the twisted sisters". Isn't he such a crack-up? Anyway, I got to thinking about our official name in regards to writing. What kind of little nicknames,traits, etc. can we give our characters to make THEM stand out? Make them real? Make them not only flawed, but a comical slant on things? Interesting thought, at least to me. Now to get back to writing. . .