WriteOnCon is an amazing online writers’ conference. I have had the pleasure to get such great feedback, feedback I really needed so please check it out. The conference starts tomorrow with these events: MONDAY, AUGUST 13: 8:30 AM, EST: Picture book query submissions open. Author Emma Walton Hamilton will be critiquing and offering advice/feedback. Open for 20 hours, so… Read more »
Check out this short & sweet video about turning what you love to read into what you’ll excel at writing!
As a result of WriteOnCon (yes I will blog about it) next week and my need to finish up some revisions to my MS beforehand, I will be reposting a few of my favorite posts (I will post new posts just not as regularly). This is a repost of my first blog post on 6/25/12.
Check, Check, Check & Check 🙂 Whimsically Yours, PnC
“What’s next?” said Novelist Tom Robbins “Kiddie architects, juvenile dentists, 11-year-old rocket scientists? Any parent who thinks that the crafting of engrossing, meaningful, publishable fiction requires less talent and experience than designing a house, extracting a wisdom tooth, or supervising a lunar probe is, frankly, delusional.”
“There are no prodigies in literature,” Mr. Robbins said. “Literature requires experience, in a way that mathematics and music do not.”
My editing process:
Writing is a process. I have always found it interesting to watch someone write. From the outside it looks so simple and easy but in reality while it might be easy it is not simple.
I have been writing all my life, starting stories but never ending them. I would stop writing for long periods of time and then I would start again. I even tried the NaNoWriMo challenge but it was not for me. It was not until a month and half/two months ago that I actually began a story. Other than the fact that I love mythology, especially Greek and Egyptian, I honestly do not remember how the story came about. I worked diligently on my book for a couple of weeks telling myself that I would be done by July 20th. Then I stopped for a while. It was not until a few weeks ago that I decided to start back up again. I said that I would write 13 pages a day (the amount I thought I needed to reach my goal date). July 20th came and went and I was still not finished however…
Yesterday around 3:10-3:15pm I finished writing my book:
Blood of Isis (Daughters of the Prophecy #1)