Thursday, September 27, 2012

YA Short Story Writing Contest

Be sure to check this out! The Children's Writer Short Story Writing Contest. - Just sayin'

http://www.thechildrenswriter.com/af627/

Monday, September 24, 2012

A share bear for writers



It is official. We will be making a traveling share bear to pass around to writers!

For those who do not know about Smoky, our first share bear, he is in Virginia now.  We made a bear at our shop and gave him to a customer. They agreed to keep him for two weeks, then pass him to one of their friends.  Every two weeks, he goes to someone new. He has a Facebook page so everyone can update his status. If you want to check him out go to
 
Now we will be making one for writers to share.  
We will need help naming him. Be thinking of a name, when we get him finished, I will post a photo. You all can send in ideas for his/her name.
Have fun!
http://www.facebook.com/RickStarkeyWrites

Monday, September 17, 2012

End of Good News Streak.

Okay, my run of luck is over. I got a rejection today. I always try to see the bright side, so, this means that I have an article ready to send back our, after just a little tweaking. - This will keep me on track with my goal of sending at least one submission per month. I should get at least two out this month, then I'll be one ahead!

What's on your mind?

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Getting the kids out of the graveyard.

You know how kids are. I sent two of mine into a graveyard at about 15 till midnight and, well, I thought I would never get them out.

Actually I left them there. That will teach them to go scratching around in a bone orchard chanting some witches spell they threw together. What were they thinking?

Well, I finally got Rodney and Max out. These two characters may be the death of me. I can't let anything happen to Rodney, he has a very important talent show to get ready for. But then again, some things even the author can't prevent. Ya know? Right?

Thursday, September 6, 2012

More great news today!

My last post was about receiving rejection letters. My streak of good news continues. No rejections today.

How is your news today?

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

News?

Some say that no news is good news. I guess it all depends on what you are waiting to hear about. If you are waiting to hear from an editor  no news is better than a rejection. I guess I have had great news every day for the last few weeks - no rejections. I have been sending out at least one sub per month.  It is starting to feel like I am playing the game where you keep stacking blocks up to see how high you can go before they all come tumbling down. I guess the big crusher would be to get a bunch of rejections all in the same day.

So far, no news is good news.