1) What genre(s) do you write?
2) What genre(s) do you read?
3) Where are you on your publishing journey? (published, agented, contest finalist, intermediate, beginner)
4) Do you belong to a crit group or have a critique partner? If not, are you searching for one? (Hey, maybe some of you can “hook up” through this.)
5) What’s been the hardest part of your journey so far?
6) What’s the most important lesson you’ve learned on your journey?
Thanks for sharing. Nice to "meet" you.
Here are my answers:
1) romantic suspense (and I might dabble in paranormal suspense, but so far those are just ideas)
2) romance of most types, especially r/s and p/s; and a little bit of this and that—It’s the story that hooks me more than the genre.
3) I’m a contest finalist. I’ve never submitted to an agent or publisher because the perfectionist in me has yet to give me permission. Plus, I’ve been really busy with my editing business. You manuscript comes before mine.
4) I have two super crit partners.
5) I think every month I could come up with a different answer for this. Right now, I’m struggling to balance everything: work, writing, kids, hubby, exercise, and life. However, in the fall, the twins will be in school full time, so that’ll make life a lot easier.
6) I’ve noticed too many writers send their stories in before they’ve learned enough about the craft. There’s more to getting published than just telling a great story. You need to understand HOW to tell that story. From this, I’ve learned to take my time and not rush through my writing.
Looking forward to learning more about you.