This is a my first blog. I am a little nervous about doing this but I think it is time for me to get out in the world somewhat. I am a lover of reading and writing. I have been writing poetry as long as I can remember. My one wish now is to get some of my writing published. I have graduated into children’s books and novels for all ages. I wanted to start writing a blog to get some of my writing out there in the world to see if there is any interest in what I write about. Just to see the joy on the faces of children when they first open one of my books is my goal. I am currently working on a website too. It needs a lot of tweaking so I will not give out the site yet. It may not be ready until I can publish my first book. Who knows when that will be – hopefully in this life!! I started with a goal of six months that fell through. Then I said I would get published in a year – ha – that didn’t happen either. That was four years ago. I bought books on how to publish and what to do. I read them from cover to cover and still have no clue. The time I finished the books they were out of date and all the information was null and void. Great! Now what – back to square one. I even wrote to several agents and publishers and sent my poems, stories. Some I heard back from and others no word. Some sent me a form letter and others added a note of encouragement for me to keep on trying and not to give up. Well, there are some famous writers out there that got started by self-publishing. I may have to go that way. But money is needed to just get started on that venture. I am now looking into epublishing which seems to be the way to go. I have spoken to a few illustrators and one is interested in illustrating one of my YO (young adult) stories. I am thrilled but again money is needed to get an illustrator. I guess I will have to save my money – maybe after the holidays when I have paid off all my bills.
Oh what do I do
to get my writing out there?
I have tried everything and still don’t have a clue.
Wishing all of you reading this a Merry Christmas and a Healthy and Happy New Year.