Saturday, December 29, 2007

I have a plan . . .

So, my first approach to the world of publishing consists of submitting several shorter pieces to ePublisher submission calls. The idea is that submitting to a submission call is more likely to get attention than an unrequested submission. I'm starting with ePub because I think it should be easier to get access, and there are more of them. Ultimately, getting my name out there and earning a reputation based on my writing is what I'm after in the first year or so.

With that said, my first few works are targeted at specific publishers, but with the idea that they could be circulated to others in the case of rejections (which I expect).

Love on the Run is being submitted to the Amber Heat Wave contest at Amber Quill Press.

His Heart's Desire is being submitted to Ellora's Cave for their 'Jewels of the Nile' series.

These are both due Jan. 1st, and there are several others planned in the coming months.

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Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Web Headache...

This is my first post, and a bit of a test. I am still trying to figure out how to customize a Wordpress blog so that it fits seemlessly into the rest of my site - and it's turning out to be much more challenging than I originally thought. It's not only that I have to learn a whole other web-language (which I don't mind - it's just time consuming) ... but there really aren't that many resources out there to learn how to do it. It's pretty much up to trial and error. Normally, I would be up for something like that - learn as you go - it's sort of my motto, unofficially: learn by doing. But right now, I'm short on time, and energy, and it's become a frustration.

In the meantime, luckily - blogger is nice and user-friendly and lets me at least 'pretend' that it's a part of my website - even if it's not. And I can still use my Scribefire - which I was sad about losing. I'm not giving up . . . but this should stand in adequately and take the pressure off.