Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Crazy Women Writers - gotta love 'em!

So, I went to my first ever writers group. Yes, I'll be joining, even thought most of them are in a genre I don't write for. But they're up for Jess' swearing, Merie's irreverence, and Collie's blood lines. Plus all of the LGBTQ story lines that can't help but be interwoven into all of their stories.

Many of the women are published, most electronically and in paperback, some via Champagne Press which is a Canadian ePublisher. I'm not sure that any of my story lines fit their genre either, but I'm still debating about ePublishing submissions. I need to learn a bit more about the publishing biz first. And I still need to get submissions out to more agents.

I'm hoping to find a reader/critique-r from the group who can help me decide if the ending in Jess' first book goes too fast, or is lacking in some fashion. I'd shortened some pieces up thinking that 65,000 words may be "too" long for mass paperback. I'm finding now, perhaps it's too short and I can add back a few pieces and parts.

Either way, I need more time to write and as I've been working late ever since starting the new gig, I could really use a clone of me. Or at least a few surrogates like in the Bruce Willis movie so I could send one off to work while another writes what I tell it to...hmmm, that gives me a new idea.

Where's that brain-to-computer jack at?! I could really use one.

Oh, and I could use another surrogate to do all the baking that needs to happen so pictures can be taken for the cookbook I've been asked to write.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Crazy Busy!

The new day gig has been keeping me crazy busy in addition to a little side gig that I have on my plate. No time to write pretty much anything but tech stuff.

Good news is that I may have found a local writer's group to join. I'm waiting to hear back from their fearless president to see if they're open to Jess' potty-mouth, Merie's knowledge of God, and Collie's environmentalism. The girls are all clamoring for attention and with little time to write, the chaos in my head is building. I'm hoping to carve out some time this weekend to hit the keyboard hard.

Oh, and not to be forgotten, the coven is demanding their book be started soon. Auggh!! Have "they" perfected the brain-jack yet so I can just link in and download everything?