Thursday, August 26, 2010

Cat Got Your Tongue

This is the title of a book I started writing in 1990! In the move last month, I found the first chapter. So today I scanned it into the computer, and I love it. I know this one will be great fun, and something I would like to have read when I was a teen, or even in my twenties. Heck, I would love to read it now!

The heroine is a teenager, and she meets two aliens on her first trip to New York. They take her home with them and they go with her to her interview for entrance into the Space Academy.

And that is all I am going to tell for now.

I will say that it's a blast, and great fun to write.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Getting Published

I have been writing since I was in second grade. I have even been published: in the grade school newspaper; and though not many people know about it, a "Note" (80 pages with lots of cites) in the Urban Law Journal, published by Washington University School of Law.

Nonetheless, I want to finish the book I have been writing, and get it published. To the end, I have been talking to people, writing, reading, and learning about agents and publishers. One of the most helpful things I have done is to read the Guide to Literary Agents Editor's Blog.

I hear about new agents, writers' conference, and how authors got their agents. I find tips about writing, and read other authors' blogs that have been posted on the Guide to Literary Agents Editor's Blog.

So . . . if you want to get published, I'd say this a good deal.