Friday, January 13, 2017

Celebrating Submissions & Good Books

I had mentioned earlier that one of my New Year's resolutions was to write more. Well, I've been scribbling notes for WIPs and new works, but more importantly, I've been submitting work—last week, a picture book and a chapter book. Today, I submitted10 poems to a contest.

On another note, I'm celebrating two good reads: I ordered and have begun to read, Anne Bronte's The Tenant at Wildfowl Hall (which I mentioned in last week's post on my blog next door: Victorian Scribbles). And I'm halfway through Amy Thomas's The Detective and the Woman and the Winking Tree. Expect positive reviews for both in posts to come.

What a pleasure good books are!

Celebrate the Small Things  is a blog hop co-hosted by Lexa Cain at: Lexa Cain,  L.G. Keltner @ Writing Off The Edge , and Tonja Drecker @ Tidbits Blog. (You can go to any of these sites to add your name to the links, if you want to participate. I recommend it, because it's always fun to see news that others are celebrating, and to share your own as well. )

What are you celebrating this week? Did you make New Year resolutions? If so, were you able to start applying to at least one of them? If not, are you somewhat skeptical of resolutions, and do you just go with the flow or wing it each year? Any good reads to share?


Tanya Lynne Reimer said...

Best of luck with your submissions!!!

Rosi said...

I had hoped to get some submissions out last week, but just had too much going on. (Sigh) Maybe this week. Good on you for getting things done -- always a cause to celebrate.

Elizabeth Varadan, Author said...

Hi, Rosi, best of luck with getting your own submissions out. You've been busy, though! Great re-write so far on Freddy.

Elizabeth Varadan, Author said...

Tanya, thanks for stopping by, and thanks for the good wishes. Have a great week.

Mark Noce said...

So glad that you're writing, Elizabeth! And what an eclectic mix...poetry, picture books, etc:) Very neat:)

Elizabeth Varadan, Author said...

Hi, Mark. Thanks. I also got notice that the publisher wants both books. Haven't got the contracts yet, so I'm not mentioning titles or publisher's name yet. But i am floating on air. This week and next I'm compiling submission lists and a synopsis for my cozy mystery.

On another note, I'm so looking forward to your second book in the Welsh series! Have a great week-end.