Wednesday, June 18, 2014

What's New?

I just attended the West Virginia Writer's Conference. 
Along with lots of writers, there were an abundance of geese, lakes and other wildlife.

I attended work shops on children's writing, writing short stories, beginnings and endings, marketing yourself and your books, etc.

I enjoyed the workshops and learned info that will help me with my writing. Plus, I met old writing friends and made new ones.

At the Saturday Night Banquet, I excitedly accepted awards for three of my children's manuscripts that I had entered in their annual West Virginia Writing Competition.  I received 2nd, 1HM and 3HM in the children's category.

Now, I need to start sending out my MG to publishers. I checked my records and I haven't sent it to anyone this year.

If you write, you must submit or your work will never get published.
Just make sure it is ready to submit.

Let other eyes see it, let other writers critique it and edit it until you are happy as you can be with your finished product.

I have been working on my author's page. It is still under construction, but it is on the web.

You can go here to visit it.
There is also a page above that has a link to it.
Check it out. If you have any ideas for my page or questions, contact me on the contact gadget. I'd love to hear from you.

What have you got planned for this summer? Any conferences? Any submitting?

Happy Writing!


  1. Congratulations on your awards, Janet. Yes, sounds like they're ready to find a home. Best of luck with your submissions. (Lovely picture. Looks like a relaxing place to read and write.)

  2. Good for you, Janet! Those awards are great and nice to mention in query letters. I know what you mean about submitting. Time flies and I realize I haven't done much of that lately, but earlier today I did send out a couple of things. Fingers crossed!

    1. Hi Rosi. Fingers crossed for you, too.

  3. Was so happy when I heard you'd won several awards. So deserving, Janet! I missed being there this year. Just couldn't seem to make myself sign up. Too many things to do. WE sorted thru R's building and got things ready to go to an auction. I've done things in the house that I'd let go when he was ill. I did get the short story on Amazon. Dear Anne: Love letters from Nam. But my next novel is still unfinished. Hope I can soon collect my thoughts enough to actually write. Take care. Talk soon. Hugs. Keep writing!

    1. Hi Barb. Thanks, and you are a very talented and busy writer.

  4. Sounds like it was a great conference, Janet. Congrats on the awards.

  5. Oh my gosh...congrats on the awards! And yes on getting the subs out there. Have some picture books to send out and a middle grade to get ready. Good luck to you with your subs!

    1. Hi Deb. Thanks and good luck to you, too!

  6. Your Author's Page looks great.
    Congratulations upon winning all the awards at the Writer's Conference. This is awesome!
    Good luck submitting your books.

  7. I just wanted to visit your blog and hope you had a wonderful 4th of July. Again, congratulations upon your awards.


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