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.