Thursday, May 13, 2010

News....


Hello world,
It's been awhile. This is a pic of my dog Kita when she was a baby. If you look close you can see the mischieviousness in her eyes. She's still a baby, but a lot bigger now.
I've joined a writer's critique group, in the hopes that I'll learn even more about writing. . . and maybe get to the point where my manuscript gets more than a rejection from agents or partials. I'm not submitting anymore at the moment. I found a publisher who will take full manuscripts to read, so I've sent mine in, and am now doing the waiting game.
My apple trees are flourishing, leaving and blooming - they are happy in their new home. If you want to know what that's about, you have to dig into my archives of postings.
At the moment I am in human experiment mode. Trying out web remedies for teeny ailments that are creeping into my body. At the moment, I'm experimenting with toe fungus and Vicks Vapor Rub. It seems to be working. Read the ingredients before you ever rub it on your child's skin.
I'm twenty pages into book two, and am now attached to it. Don't know where it's going yet...how close is that to child rearing? This book is more of a challenge, not so much humour as the first, and there is a war of my mind wit to see where I might end up.
I've got a new interview coming up, and I'm really excited. I'm interviewing Liz Kales, author of Destiny's Weave. She's my neighbour, a very refined silver haired vixen, and I get to meet with her in person.
I've met some terrific people in the writing field, authors working toward publication and some who have been published. I swear some of them never sleep. They are too busy writing, promoting, giving of their time to other authors, blogging, networking, and doing a gazillion things to make it in today's world of book-selling. If nothing else, I am learning so much about the passion, dedication, commitment, emotional rollercoastering, hard work, and love that goes into creating a book. I'm hoping I can begin to show some of that in the interviews that I do. I'm starting to realize that authors don't sleep much, and when they do, they dream of writing, they dream of creating that book that will hold you captive, entertain you, make you laugh, cry, react, want to turn the page.
Cheers to all the writers I have met and that I am meeting. Thank you for letting me walk among you.

4 comments:

Deb and Barbara said...

Beautiful post! And have to mention: my childhood dog was named Kita! And looked very similar to your Kita.

I'm looking forward to your Betty Kale post as I recognize her book title from the ABNA contest (if not her name!). She was always a great presence on the forums.

B

Watery Tart said...

I love silver-haired vixens--they are the best kind! They show the wisdom of living with a certain... attitude, if you know what I mean, so have a GREAT time with that.

Excellent news TOO that you are falling in love with your second book.

This writing experience can be so humbling, but it is also a growing, learning experience, and I think if you always keep that in mind--every experience helps you grown, then you won't lose heart. Just keep swimming, my friend!

Erica75 said...

Lisa - I would love to hear more about all of the incredible people you have found to be a part of your critique group. They must be fascinating!!! Oh, yeah, and congrats on the new book. Early pregnancy can be a bitch, but the baby that makes it full-term is always beautiful.

Jocelyn said...

Awww, Kita's baby picture is so cute. Reminds me of my Freya when she was a wee one. Glad to see you are forging onward with a new book - it's the most exciting time when you're still sussing things out. Looking forward to the interview with Liz/Betty.