Sunday, July 24, 2011

Forum Stuff

I haven't been able to sign into the new WD Forum yet! I've been trying LOL.  Well, just like any new computer stuff at my job, it usually takes awhile to get the glitches out.  But in the meantime I guess I'll just keep trying once in awhile.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Published in The Windy City Times!

"Alternative Conception" has been printed as a column in Vol 26 No 41 of The Windy City Times.  It's on page 20.  Here's a link!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Building Me Up . . .

Today I got a rejection for a board book I wrote.  And I learned from another source that technically I should refer to it as a picture book and that the publisher will decide whether to turn it into a board book or print it in hardback. I chalked this up as another rejection experience and sent the book somewhere else!

And then tonight . . . I got some very good news!  The editor I queried with my article "Alternative Conception" said they will "try" to work it in with the series they are doing on the same topic I covered!  YES!  (Even though the "try" part is kind of daunting, it's not a rejection!)  Could this be . . . an acceptance?  A paying publication?  I have to send her a 1-2 sentence bio and a picture of myself.  I'll give more details when I have them!

I'm working on an a new article called: "EXERCISING MOMS (The Myth Explored)" and have also been editing Part Two of my novel.  :-)  Novel number Two is percolating in my mind and I've jotted down some scenes from the beginning and towards the end.  I love writing!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Happy 4th of July!

I'm still waiting for word on both positive query responses I've received.  (The second is for a position at a magazine/web site.)  I watched fireworks with my family tonight and life is good.  I've finished major edits of Part One of my novel (though I will be going through the whole book at least once more.)  I've been scribbling scenes for my second book, too.  And I'm reading some great stuff and into a new exercise routine.  I've also started on another article, about new moms and exercise (or even for moms who aren't so new but still want to find time to work out!) 

What are your current projects?