Ups and Downs

Being a writer seems to be full of ups and downs. Up – you just finished writing your book, which is brilliant. Down – you submit it to 243 different publishers and receive an impressive collection of rejections. Up – Publisher #244 asks you for a full submission of your manuscript Down – You get rejection #244 Up (eventually, maybe?) – You get a contract Down – you get your revisions and the number required is 582 revisions and half the manuscript scrapped. ….and so on. Why do we do this to ourselves? Glory? Fame? Not money (although that is a common misconception – i.e. that getting published will result in lots and LOTS of money). I know, for me, […]

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Tis the Season

Traditionally, this is the time of year when I get to spend time with my friends and family, have a bit of a break from the workaday life and generally, just relax. Alas, that hasn’t really been the case this year. No extra vacation time (changed job and had lots of demands on the vacation time I DID have) means I will get two days off instead of the usual nine that I like to take. My kids are getting older and have their own things to do and the weather has indeed been frightful so far this year. All that has meant no relaxation and little to no rest. Happily, I am still a long ways from saying ‘Bah […]

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Get Published Episode 124 – Nila E White Talks about Lucky or Unlucky: 13 Stories of Fate

http://media.blubrry.com/getpublished/p/www.michellplested.com/wp-content/uploads/GetPublished/GetPublished-Episode124.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS  I mentioned back in early November that I had two stories coming out in two different anthologies. The first of those anthologies was titled Lucky or Unlucky: 13 Stories of Fate. I thought it would be fun to talk with Nila White who is the editor and publisher of the anthology. So on today’s show, Nila and I discuss the anthology and what went into its production. I also have to apologize. Things are pretty crazy and, as you might be able to tell from my voice, I’m sick. There won’t be a Tips and Typos section in today’s episode. Still, the conversation with Nila was great and […]

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