Friday, March 18, 2011
Oak Alley: The amazing plantation where part of my story takes place.
I hope everyone has had a fun and productive week. I'm working hard to wrap up yet another revision on my book. It's hard to believe how naive I was when I sat down to write this novel almost two years ago. I've come so far, worked so hard and learned so much since that day. I've traveled and made some amazing connections in the process as well. I have a new respect for the craft of writing and for writers in general. My goal is to query some literary agents next month. I have no idea if my work will ever see any measurable means of success, but I can honestly say that I feel good about my story, I love my characters and I'm proud of what I've written. And really, in the great scheme of things, I can't ask for more than that.
Me in front of Oak Alley on my book research trip.
So I hope you don't mind, but I've decided to document my journey to publication on the blog. Whether I get insanely lucky with a mainstream publisher or end up self publishing, y'all get to take this ride with me. *grin*
I loved every one of the St. Patty's Day's comments and because I'm a chicken, I just couldn't choose one. To keep things fair, I resorted back to good 'ol random.org and the random comment winner for today is post #6. Congrats to JoAnne. Send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with your shipping address and a box of lemons will be heading your way.
Have a great weekend!