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Friday Ramblings From A Writer

I don’t know about you but finding time to read is tough when you’re a writer. I’m only half way through my list of books to read this summer when this week I saw suggestions for fall reading popping up in my e-mails.

One book on my to read list is Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. Lots of people have recommended it to me and now it’s on my fall to read list. If you’re looking for books to read when the weather turns colder, here is a list from Publisher’s Weekly to get you started-

http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/publisher-news/article/53326-the-best-books-of-fall-2012.html

I know most of us are still in the laid back mood that summer evokes but…and here’s some shameless self promoting, it a good time to think about signing up for a writing workshop. Next month I’m back teaching. Check out my schedule on this site. I’ll be teaching for the Romance Writer’s of America-Colorado chapter and the topic is POV. A stumbling block for many writers and a problem that’s easily fixed.  http://crw-rwa.ning.com/page/2012-onlineworkshops 

I’m still working through gathering research for my two non-fiction books. Sometimes it’s fun, sometimes I just want to get down to the writing part.

On Wednesday the final installment of the Just For Your Pleasure trilogy, The Rake, is released. This year I’ve had at least one novel or novella released each month and my goal is to continue with that trend for 2013!

So just how long should you wait to get a response about a submission? I have no easy answer. I guess it depends on how much you want to be published with a  magazine or publisher. I’ve had one manuscript out at a publisher since January. I’ve also had three short stories out at a magazine since just after the holidays. Some publishers are nice enough to let you know how long the wait will be. And there’s nothing wrong with a polite follow up after that time to see where things are at. It could be that they’re behind their schedule or even that your manuscript has been lost. The latter has happened to me twice.

Have a good weekend, happy writing.

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