Monthly Archives:: August 2011

Yay for me!

Yay for me!

Hey guys, I won the #PW1K at the awesome Heather Howland‘s blog! Yay, I’m super excited. Thank you all who voted on me and helped me with this =) Really, it was awesome!   Recapping for those who don’t know, Once upon a  time, there was a picture. And writers were invited to write a story of up to 1000 words about the picture. The best four became finalists and put up to anonymous voting. My story was among those finalists for August. And I won! Here is the picture and the story: THE PENDANT I didn’t have time to stop and think about the pebbles scratching under my feet, nor the exhaustion winning over, nor the object secured in… Read more »

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Finalist at August #pw1k

Finalist at August #pw1k

  The awesome Heather Howland created an equally awesome monthly contest on her blog. It’s called A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words or #pw1k for short. Ms. Howland chooses a picture and asks writers to write a short story or an excerpt of a story (up to 1000 words), and send to her through the contest email. She then reads all entries, chooses the finalists and post them on her blog, opening up for vote. The winner will receive a short critique—and I’ve heard Ms. Howland is a superb editor. The picture above is the one used on the August contest. And I’m a finalist for August. And I would like to win that critique. #shamelessselfpromotion Click here to… Read more »

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WIP update: August 15-19

WIP update: August 15-19

  I’ve started this week much better! Monday = 2726 words Tuesday = 1000 words Wednesday + Thursday = WriteOnCon + reading (couldn’t put it down!) + Real Life Friday = 5,500 words Total week = 9226 words And ended it with a really great number … but I’m embarrassed of Tue, Wed and Thu. Jesus, why didn’t I write more? Even if it was to write aaaaaa, bbbbb LOL Kidding =) Anyway, hope next week is better.

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Red Pencil Thursday Volunteer

Hey guys,   Today I’m featured as the volunteer for the Red Pencil Thursday series at Mia Marlowe’s blog.   Click here to access the goodness and share your opinion =)   Cheers,

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The Speed Limit

The Speed Limit

  As some of you many know, from reading a previous post, I still don’t know which route to follow. Trad publishing? Agents? Small presses? Self-publishing? I honestly don’t know. Right now, I’m considering all options available to me. Though, I confess the slow processing of the trad publishing pushes me away. Well, I’ve got one finished MS and it’s sitting on my desk while I try to figure out what to do (in the meantime, I’m writing another MS). Why I didn’t self-published it, you may ask. Because readers of self-published authors want speed, among other things. On his post titled If I were an unpublished author, would I self-publish?, author Bob Mayer advises writers to wait and only self-publish after… Read more »

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WIP update: August 8-12

  I’m ashamed of this past week. Many things happened and I didn’t have much time for writing … somethings happen that we can’t control … I went house hunting (which takes a lot of time), then I had three gifts to buy, I had to take my daughter to the doctor (routine), etc … But looking at the numbers below, I cringe in shame. I should have not slept and written some more!   Monday = 1245 words Tuesday = 2005 words Wednesday = 2283 words Thursday = 357 words Friday = 1172 words Total (week) = 7062 words   And I started fresh on a new MS. Yeah, I hate to admit it, but I put GH#1 aside… Read more »

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Which route to follow?

I thought about naming this post “Traditional vs Self-Publishing”, but then I reconsidered seeing I’m going to talk about small presses too, and, to some, that’s not exactly going the traditional route since you don’t need an agent to submit to a small press. Also, it took me a long time to write this post since my thoughts about this subject are many (and not necessarily in order) and they bring up more aspects and more subjects to the table. Well, now on to the original post:   I still have my doubts of which way to follow about the publishing part of my books … There are so many different ideas and discussions around the web about going trad… Read more »

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WIP update: August 1-5

WIP update: August 1-5

  The numbers for this week: Monday: 1086 Tuesday: 1593 Wednesday: 2520 Thursday: 3200 Friday: 1609 Total week: 10,008 words Total WIP (G.H. #1): 41,323 words   On Wednesday morning, I got the copyedits of the E.L. #1. I fought the urge to go over it all at once, since it would keep me from writing for 1 or 2 days. Thursday and Friday I worked on the copyedits and the synopsis of the E.L. #1. Though I reached my goal of 10k words this week, I’m not satisfied. I could have done better if I had glued my butt to my chair and forced myself to focus.   The worse part is, with 41,323 words and more than halfway done, I’m… Read more »

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