Thursday, March 4, 2010

Writing, Writing, Writing

I have been writing a lot lately. Mostly editing and adding words to my manuscript Lucy of Tupper's Hollow.

I love this story, but it needs to be made longer and that's what I've been doing for the past week, going through it chapter by chapter and adding more content.

I want to get it good enough so I can start submitting it to publishers.

If you noticed on my sidebar, the poem I submitted to Holler got accepted and it is in the Winter 2010 edition of that publication! Since I don't really consider myself a poet, that email was a surprise and made me very happy. I've been invited by them to a reception and reading of poems on March 18th. I figured, why not, and emailed them that my husband and I would attend.

The deadline for the WVWriters Spring Writing Competition is drawing near, I have to decide which stories I will submit to the contest.

The convention is going to be great this year, they are having a lot for children's writers.

There will be pitch sessions with Peter Lynch of Sourcebooks, Inc. and one on one children's book critique sessions with Kaylan Adair of Candlewick Press.

You can go here for more information on the WVWriter's Annual Conference at Cedar Lakes.

I'm looking forward to the conference this year.

Soon, I hope to announce about something else I've written being accepted. So stay tuned, I'll hopefully let you know about it in a few days.

Keep writing and sending in, that's the only way to succeed at being published.


  1. Congratulations on your poem being accepted!
    I love that you write. What an imagination you must have!

  2. Here's this Ozark farm chick sending you a big old CONGRATULATIONS on the acceptance of your poem. Woohoo! I too love to write children's books and have yet to be published. I've found it one hard business to break into. I'm so glad I popped over, I enjoyed my stay.

    From the hills and hollers of the Missouri Ponderosa, ya'll have a wonderfully blessed day!!!

  3. How fun Janet to read your blog again and see the comments from others. I love the title of your story Lucy of Tupper's Hollow. Intriguing. Can't wait to read.
    Good luck with it. I don't have anything ready for the conference. I'm way behind. Barb

  4. Oh Congratulations Miss Janet!!! How exciting! So glad to hear that you've had a successful writing session in the midst of all this snow. Isn't it fun to see it MELT?

  5. Janet,
    I always agree with your comments on my blog - happy to know you love to sing too. BUT believe me I will never be able to sing in public. I sing very low in church. SO nobody can hear me. I can't wait to meet you. I love the way your blog looks. Very comfortable. Great photos too. Are you a photographer as well? Barb

  6. Thanks all! I love to take pictures, so I guess that makes me a photographer. We got a new camera for Christmas and I take pictures of everything. They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so in a way a photographer is a writer also, only they do their writing with photos.

  7. Can't wait to hear your other mysterious announcement of another acceptance.

  8. Janet,
    Congratulations upon your poem being accepted by HOLLER. I'm so glad you're writing a lot and working on your manuscript, LUCY OF TUPPER's HOLLOW. It sounds like a great story. Good luck with getting it published. The WVA Writers' Conference sounds great. I'm so glad you and your husband will be attending. I hope you enjoy it very much. Thanks for posting this encouraging posting to keep writing. I get lazy sometimes with my writing.


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