I thought maybe I'd throw a little party today because... you know... it's Tuesday, and it's also W day for blogging A to Z, and what is W for besides Woot Woot! So I went looking for a party theme, and you know what I thought? (Course you don't—nobody has quite as twisted logic)... I have a couple friends who've had recent good news on the publishing front, so let's start THERE!
B. Miller for hearing that your short story 'Out of the Blue' has been accepted by Moonshine Review! B. has a gift for ambiance, which in a short story is no mean feat. I am very excited for her to finish the horror novel she's working on because if her shorts are any indication (not that she wears shorts—she has committed to the Naked World Domination tour *cough *) that is bound to be one CHILLING BOOK (so hurry and finish it, will you?)
Megan Bostic has found a PUBLISHER for her Book, 'Mending Fences'. Megan is one of my ABNA friends, and I believe Mending Fences was her book that made the top 100 for ABNA in 2008, though I make stuff up, so you maybe should verify with her, though she DOES list the publisher as Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and I know it is Young Adult (so see, I know stuff)...
So Congratulations my friends on your success! May it grow and spread to all!!!
There are LOTS of can't miss websites, but you know what I like? I like informative bloggers you NOTICE YOU BACK. I mean sure, following Nathan Bransford and Janet Reid is a good idea... to get the news and all, and I ADORE Moonrat and the Rejectionist, because humor from the inside does a lot to ease the pain. But the HOW TO and the WHATUP of the writing and publishing stuff, I THINK is more fun to receive from Elizabeth Spann Craig (who focuses on WRITING) and Helen Ginger (who focuses more broadly on the business.
That way you can actually ask questions, and I think they're just as smart. So there...
The Burrow has been a hive of activity of late. (this is five of a dozen of us) Some of you may not know, but the Burrow is my writing group—three years old now, but it had only been a central core of us who'd been doing much for over a year... we've decided to revive and vitalize, so I've been... you know... doing a lot of side stuff. I am trying to still do my blog reading, but some days I have other obligations.
The Burrow has been so important to my first finishing a novel, then polishing... it is my solid core of writing support, but also my family that likes me (as opposed to the one that lives with me and is hit and miss on the liking front). It's so exciting when a few of us had felt a little like... empty nesters or something... bring everyone home and get the activity going again. Expect exciting things from us in the months to come!!!