Monday, June 25, 2007

My Writing World

Well, I've reconnected with my writing in this short time I've been trying to get joy back from my hobbies. Some of the writing is stuff I 'have' to do - I write a newsletter for three veterinary hospitals, and I enjoyed doing it for the first time in a long time. Some I 'want' to do - I'm currently involved with a small group of Sci-Fi writers who are all working on stories for an anthology together. My story is finally starting to come together for me.

I just completed an online writing course from Coffeehouse for Writers (http://www.coffeehouseforwriters.com/) called, "How to Quit Your Day Job: Making a Living as a Full-time Freelance Writer". I didn't get out of it what they advertised, "By the end of the course, you will have at least two pieces (and their respective query letters) ready to be submitted.", but I did learn a few things. I'm a little disappointed, but am still happy with the things I did get out of it. I'd always been afraid to write a query, and I do feel like I have a good handle on that now. The class is over now and I'm still waiting on some critiques from the instructor.

To do a bit of bragging, one of my short stories was accepted for publication on the webzine, Long Story Short" (http://www.alongstoryshort.net/) for their August edition. Fear not - I'll put the link to my story here once it's published. I'd tell you what it's about- but that would ruin the surprise ending. You shall have to wait.

1 comment:

Jen said...

Congrats on the publication! Nice to see another writer type in the EtsyKids world.