2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 2,300 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 4 years to get … Continue reading

Meet the OffBeats!

The Off Beats So who are these Off Beats and what is an Off Beat anyway? We’re a like-minded group of writers who have bonded in a very real way over twitter and email. We’re critique partners and buddies, helping each other along the publishing road, one step at a time. We help restructure each … Continue reading

A new hope…

It’s been a while since I wrote a blog, so here goes… over the past week or so, I’ve come to a decision about the contemporary romance manuscript I’ve been spending most of 2012 trying to get agented and published. Even though I had help from some amazing critique partners, beta readers and my latest … Continue reading

Thanksgiving Blog Hop- Rejection

Yup, you read that right. I’m continuing my Thanksgiving Blog Hop by talking about rejection. Weird, right? Maybe. Well, after I wrote my first Thanksgiving blog on Thursday, I got three rejections from literary agents right afterward. Of course, I was upset at first. Writers put our heart and soul into our work, and then … Continue reading

Thanksgiving Blog Hop… Thankful Thursday

As many of you know, I’m a fan of New Kids on the Block, and us “Blockheads” have a thing on Twitter that we call #ThankfulThursday, where BHs tweet what they’re thankful for. I don’t usually participate, because I’m more of a “thankful every day” kind of person, but when I saw that a fabulous … Continue reading

The Next Big Thing Blog Hop

I think most of you probably know that I’m entering contests and querying agents like crazy lately, so that I can publish my contemporary romance novel, “Going Home Again.” My darling twin sister tagged me in this blog hop, and apparently I’m supposed to answer these questions about my work in progress. Should be interesting … Continue reading

Spooktacular Pitch contest!

Lest you all think I’m going a bit contest-crazy lately, let me assure you, I am DETERMINED to make my dreams come true. And if I have to enter a bajillion contests to do it, so be it! So here goes my entry into another pitch contest. Maybe the 5th time will be the charm?? … Continue reading

Pitch Live!

I am stepping WAY outside my comfort zone and have entered a video pitch contest. I figure it’s worth a shot, right? Watch the video and let me know what you think! 🙂 Title: GOING HOME AGAIN Genre: Women’s fiction, with romance elements Word Count: 84,000