Final Tri-Annual Progress Report & 2018 Writing Plan

BEGIN 2018 WRITE

Usually I’d post this during the final days of December, right before the New Year. Alas, December 31 was on a Sunday. And I’ve become a stickler in keeping with my posting schedule. So I compromised to have this post published right as the old year ends and the new year begins.

But before I start regaling you with my final progress report and 2018 writing plans, I just want to say…

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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Now, in 2017 I made a lot of plans. Some I was on goal, others I was not. In particular in not writing any new stories until at least I’ve completed one or two of my current  WIPs. But I did write 30 new poems in NaPoWriMo this past April. And I did get two poems, both written during NaPoWriMo, published in an online magazine.

Anyways, here’s a look at my writing progress from September to December. And what my writing plan for 2018 will be.

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Upcoming Winter Twitter Pitch Parties Not to Miss

Upcoming Winter Twitter Pitch Parties Not to Miss

#RevPit and #SFFPit is over but there other twitter pitch parties this winter to look forward to. But why should you enter a pitch party when you’ve never gotten a like/heart before? Well there’s several reasons.

As Richard Bach once said, “A professional writer is an amateur who didn’t quit.” Becoming an author is not based on writing a book. There’s four facets of being an author: writing, marketing, promoting and publishing. And to publish you have to query. Continue reading

Success at a Twitter Pitch Party

 

#PitMad Is Back Again

Hi, I’m back from my blogging break again. This time to introduce Jennifer Derrick. And what she has to say comes just in time because #PitMad is back again this week on June 9th. So is #SFFPit for science fiction and fantasy authors. They’ve finally have a date and it’s June 23rd. Don’t forget to save the date. Still unsure about taking part in a Twitter pitch party? Then decide after reading Jennifer’s post!

Success at a Twitter Pitch Party

I’m often asked how I found a publisher for Broken Fate. The short answer is, “Thank you, Twitter,” because I found Clean Teen Publishing (or they found me, depending on your perspective) through a pitch party on Twitter.

I had been querying Broken Fate for a couple of months. Despite some interest and requests for full manuscripts, I was getting nowhere fast. One day I was on Twitter and I saw something called, “#Pit2Pub” trending. Okay, I thought, what’s that? I looked into it and discovered the world of pitch parties. Continue reading