Category Archive for: Seeker Initiative

What’s New on TWP

Ok folks, we are going to try this again since it is for such a great cause. I’m re-launching our second writing contest, we’re doing an anthology with proceeds going to help the Beagle Freedom Project. You can check out the details HERE. The last one, I got so many great entries, I’d love to see some […]

How sausage is made, aka my writing process.

Happy Wednesday lovely readers. It has now come to the point where not having bad things happen equals having a good week. So I am in a really good mood, hurray for good weeks! It’s the lull between sending out the second batch of query letters and receiving responses. I’ve also got the first few […]

Rebel Writer with a Heart of Gold

Is it really Wednesday already?! It doesn’t feel like it’s been a week since we last chatted here on The Writing Piazza, or should I say that I chatted and prayed that you all would read it. 🙂 Alas, here we are again at another weekly posting following my journey of writing and publishing a […]

writing help, TWP Community

Dance of the Sugar Plum Query

So I did it ladies and gentlemen. I sent my very first query letter! I feel like there should have been fireworks or a congratulations call from the President or…something. It was emailed to the agent that I met at the conference I just attended a week and a half ago. But it felt like […]

Why should I?

Hola mis hermosos lectores! For those of you gringas like me, that means hello my beautiful readers. I love google translate. This post may be a surprise for those of you who are used to my posts coming out on Fridays. I was just itching to share with you this week so I thought I’d move […]

Slaying your ill-written dragons.

Well ladies and gentlemen, the time has arrived where I have begun work on my actual query letter. The superbly talented editor Ellen Brock has graciously agreed to help me polish this bad boy until it shines so brightly, everyone who reads it will have to wear sunglasses! Now that you have that wonderfully light […]

Query, query they aren’t all contrary.

You’ll never guess where I am right now. Well, if you follow me on social media you may be able to guess since I posted a picture of it. haha It is February 6 and I am currently poolside watching my fellas enjoy their first pool day of the year! Can I just tell you how […]

I’ve never been good at thumb twiddling.

Hello my darling readers! Oh how I have missed you! I can’t tell you how much I enjoy our little chats every Friday. I have been receiving a lot of positive feedback about this blog and I am over the moon that you have chosen to follow my journey to write and publish my first […]

Teaching my manuscript the butterfly stroke.

I have a confession to make, I feel a bit bipolar at times when I think about my writing. Sometimes, when I write something or come up with an idea I think is really great, I’m on cloud nine. Other times, I’ll read through it and question my very ability to write even the most […]

Queries, synopses, and bios, oh my!

Here I am in my second week of waiting for my lovely beta readers to do their thing. It’s hard to be patient but of course they deserve to be able to read it in their own time. After all, it took me months to write it, right? Dear mother of Moses I hope it […]