Friday

Never give up---your asset

I hope Missy doesn't mind, but I"m going to share a quick story about a conversation she and I had this week. She had previously received a request from agent Beth Jusino for her full manuscript. A little bit of time has passed and Missy wondered if she should send a letter asking if she still wanted to see the full.
I immediately told Missy--No! Send her the full. Don't give her a chance to change her mind. Now I'm not a huge Apprentice fan, but I do watch occasionally and this week a guy was fired by Trump because he was willing to give up an asset.
"Never give up an asset!" said Trump. "You're fired!"
Okay, well Missy's not fired, but I think she's going to send the full. Soon. In this world of waiting, and waiting and waiting, we have to jump on every chance we get.

Saturday

Current WIP News

My original chick-lit/romance novel, Girl in Waiting is on an editor's and agent's desk as I type. While I play the waiting game I'm busy working on the sequel, Loves Me, Loves Me Not. My heroine, Allison Doll is having a hard time trying to figure out if her dreamy ex-baseball player boyfriend really loves her or not. And if that isn't confusing her enough, God's not only not answering her prayers, she feels like she can't discern His will at all! Needless to say, Allison is spiritually, romantically and emotionally drained and confused. But since this is a romance, I"m sure there's a happy ending to be had. I'll let you know as I progress.

Current Contest News

The bad contest news is I wasn't a finalist in the prestigous Golden Heart Contest hosted by the Romance Writers of America. ( But my cp and great friend Missy Tippens is!! You go girl!) The good contest news is I haven't received the results from the Barclay contest which I entered, so there still may be a final coming our way. The way the contest scene has been going for me though, I"m not holding my breath.

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You don't have to be a writer to visit. Everyone is welcome. This is my way of reminding myself what's going on in my life, because we all know how crazy everything gets, and if I have some sort of place to post things, (as long as I can keep it up) maybe I'll be on a new and improved path to organization.