It’s been a busy couple of months! I finally passed my manuscript on to a few friends and their feedback is streaming in. I swear these friends could be diplomats. Their criticism finesse and ideas for improvement have me on the edge of my seat salivating for more, eager to get back to editing. Maybe I’m just excited to receive feedback and bounce ideas [...]
It’s early Saturday morning, the kids are asleep, and I’m typing away at the table.
I’m writing a scene in my memoir where Brian and I return by boat to our off-the-grid resort after two open water dives that’ll go toward our diver certification and we find the private bay full of yachts and the beach swarming with people. We had given all of our staff, [...]
I’ve been quiet here lately.
I took a break from blogging to focus on writing Immersed, the book.
Then I got stuck and wasn’t sure how to fix it.
So I read and researched.
I dissected the chapters of Blood, Bones and Butter to see how another writer wrote her memoir.
I read parts of Don’t [...]
I’ve found the best way for me to follow through with something is to tell everyone about it. So I’m going to share something with you that I’ve been keeping to myself. Here goes….
I’m hoping to
My goal is to
I AM going to publish IMMERSED in 2011.
There it is.
How much work do [...]
I’m excited to share with you Immersed in the World, the new site for what used to be called “A Dream Made Truth”. I’ll continue sharing stories of travel, food and people, just like I have this past year.
You might also notice I’ve got a new title for my book: IMMERSED. An American Family, A [...]
I finished the first draft of my memoir a year ago.
I spent months writing a proposal for the book.
I got slightly discouraged/overwhelmed shopping my proposal around to literary agents.
I started this blog, joined Facebook and Twitter.
I wrote an essay about life on St. Vincent for publication (fingers crossed).
And now it’s time to polish this [...]
I’ve had this series of atonements roll in lately.
First, it was this radio story, Midlife Cowboy, that is so completely different from my story, but the ending, the ending was what I needed to hear after the rejection from the prestigious literary agent partly because of my ending, to keep me going and tell me my ending was alright.
This is an interesting time to be a new writer.
With the advent of ebooks, the possibility of getting your work seen has skyrocketed. Ebooks are all the talk these days. Just last week, The New York Review of Books wrote about the digitalized future of the publishing industry, The Guardian blogged about the environmental pros of ebooks, and [...]
I thought I was totally prepared for rejection.
I’ve been sending out query letters to prospective literary agents, fully planning on receiving at least fifty rejections before finding a single agent excited about taking me under their wing or deciding to go another route. I’ve been holding my head high when I receive “thanks, but [...]
Becoming a blogger is no easy task. Maybe it is for some talkative types, but not for me. I’m a private kind of person. Except when it comes to A Dream Made Truth and St. Vincent and Petit Byahaut. I could go on and on forever about that subject. It was the reason [...]
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