"...IF YOU FOLLOW YOUR BLISS, DOORS WILL OPEN FOR YOU THAT WOULDN'T HAVE OPENED FOR ANYONE ELSE." - Joseph Campbell

"SOMETIMES ON THE WAY TO YOUR DREAM, YOU GET LOST AND FIND A BETTER ONE." - Lisa Hammond

"IT IS POSSIBLE AT ANY AGE TO DISCOVER A LIFELONG DESIRE YOU NEVER KNEW YOU HAD." - Robert Brault


"IT'S NEVER TOO LATE TO BE WHO YOU MIGHT HAVE BEEN." - George Eliot

"WE DID NOT CHANGE AS WE GREW OLDER. WE JUST BECAME MORE CLEARLY OURSELVES." - Lynn Hall

"GO CONFIDENTLY IN THE DIRECTION OF YOUR DREAMS! LIVE THE LIFE YOU HAVE IMAGED." - Henry David Thoreau

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Writerly Tidbits

I know..... I'm supposed to be on a Big Blog Break....which I'm really doing, but I wanted to share a couple of Writerly Tidbits.


Remember three weeks ago when I wrote about my dog story "Rocky Loses by a TKO," not making it into a Chicken Soup for the Soul book? Well, I submitted it to Not Your Mother’s Book…On Dogs by Publishing Syndicate. On Tuesday afternoon I received an e-mail and Permission Release Form announcing it "made it through the first consideration round." 




So, since I believe in my story and I enjoy a virtual roller-coaster ride every now and then, I'm very happy I resubmitted it. Time will tell whether it actually makes it into the book or not, but that's okay, too. I've learned to add patience to my list of qualities I'm trying like crazy to learn to be patient, which is so necessary for writers...and people in general!


If the series Not Your Mother's Book.... sounds familiar, it might be because you've read about it on other blogs recently. Dianna Graveman and Linda O'Connell are working with Publishing Syndicate on three of their many upcoming books. Be sure to visit the website and/or the two blogs.


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My other Writerly Tidbit is that I won a book on Writer Unboxed! I first heard about this blog/website when I attended the Donald Maass Workshop last month in St. Louis. He is one of many contributors. 


My name was drawn by random in the post by Chuck Sambuchino, titled What Are the Best Writers' Conferences to Attend? I left a comment along with lots of others, and my name/number was drawn!


I had two choices of books: "2012 Guide to Literary Agents," or "Formatting & Submitting Your Manuscript, 3rd Ed." I chose the manuscript book and will be happy to share info here on my blog....when I can! 

If you're a writer and/or love to read, please check out all the links I've provided. There's a wealth of information there.

Thanks for stopping by. Now, I'm really not going to post for quite some time. I mean it! 





"A leaf fluttered in through the window this morning, as if supported by the rays of the sun, a bird settled on the fire escape, joy in the task of coffee, joy accompanied me as I walked." -- Anais Nin

15 comments:

  1. Congrats, Becky. Perhaps we'll both be "top dogs" in that anthology?

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  2. I always think it's a good idea to resubmit if you are happy with what you've done. Hope this one works out!

    =)

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  3. Way to go, Becky. It's so great that you resubmitted your story to another market.

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  4. Congrats on the acceptance, Becky. I made it through first round for On Dogs, too. What fun!

    Pat
    Critter Alley

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  5. Great news about the doggie story, Becky. That's fabulous. Congratulations and I hope you make all the rounds til that story is IN THE BOOK!

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  6. Everything crossed that the resubmission is successful - as it deserves.

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  7. Wow, this is your week for book wins!
    You won my book on Bethanne Strasser's blog and I'm sending it out today. :)

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  8. Ooops. No you didn't. LOL Wrong Becky!

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  9. Kudos for making the cut, and for your book win. Oops! You almost won another one. Fortune is smiling on you.

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  10. Becky, I for one hope you'll break your word and blog again soon.

    I'm so happy for your success - and it is success even if it doesn't go all the way through. I admire you more than you know.

    So nice that your life is full of literary stuff.

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  11. Congratulations on making it through the first round~ You'll make it! Be positive!!!

    Hugs!

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  12. Hi Sioux! Thank you! That would be really cool!

    Hey Sue! Thanks, and I agree!

    Hi Donna!Thanks! Keeping my fingers crossed!

    Hey Delores!Thanks for stopping by. It's great to hear from you!

    Hi Pat! Hey, that's awesome! Another one from our part of the world!

    Hi Susan! Thank you! You're always so sweet!

    Hi EC! Thank you! You're always so encouraging!

    Hey Jennifer! You are TOO funny! LOL. That's okay. Anyone with the name "Becky" must be fabulous! Congrats to her!

    Hi Val! Thanks! Oooh, I like that idea...."fortune is smiling on"..me!

    Hi Myrna! Thank you! You are always so sweet, too. I am honored to be your friend!

    Hi Kelly! Thank you! I just stopped at your blog(s) and joined your newest one. Did we know that we both LOVE autumn??!! Oh yeah!! I do, too!

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  13. Congratulations Becky! And thanks for the other tidbits.

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  14. Thanks, Lynn! Great to see your smilin' face!

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