Category Archives: Debut novel

New Inspirations

As many promising writers are in the same boat, my work life and family took center stage for the past couple of months as my writing suffered a little. I would attempt to get a couple paragraphs written for the … Continue reading

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What’s in a name?

I’m considering using my pen name for future novels, essays, whatever. The reason is that while I’m active on social media for my family and friend activities – and I’m active professionally via LinkedIn, work conferences, etc, I still like … Continue reading

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In pursuit of the fleeting ISBN number :)

Sorry for the lapse in updates. As it states on my tagline – Work and Family took up quite a bit of my time (in a good way) but the Writing has also suffered a bit. Not to mention updates … Continue reading

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Good things come to those who don’t give up

I’ve been delinquent in sending out another query letter to another literary agent on my list of 60 or so. Work has kept me busy, kids have kept me busier, but I know I need to get another email or … Continue reading

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Some How-To’s of Self-Publishing, (and perhaps some How-(Not)-To’s)

I’m fortunate to have friends in many different skill sets and areas of business. Too bad I have NO friends in the publishing business. Haha But that’s why I write this blog, to eventually catch the eye of someone in … Continue reading

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Going all Old School to find an agent

First, some confessions need to be made. I am old enough to having to write high school term papers on a manual typewriter. I have searched for jobs through the original job board, the classified section of the Chicago Tribune. … Continue reading

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The honest (but not so cool) let down

So today was good news and bad news sort of day. The good news is I have found the Goodreads website much more enjoyable and easier to use to promote the book (and I’m not saying that because this blog … Continue reading

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