Monday, May 10, 2010

This Week

I'm gone most of this week for work and will not (trust me on that one) have time to blog. I'll barely have time to think. I'll be back next week with the normal schedule of three posts (Monday, Wednesday, Friday) and maybe an additional post or two.

I just read Suicide Notes by Michael Thomas Ford - teen category - very good, very insightful, great voice. If you get a chance, check it out.

I spent Saturday doing research on potential publishers and agents. You see, my writing is probably what is called niche writing (i.e., not mainstream). Personally, it shouldn't be niche, but society, for the most part, isn't enlightened enough to recognize that fact. Sooooooo, I may have to adjust my publication ideals just a bit to get out the stories that need to be told. Maybe one day the word niche as it applies to my writing, will no longer apply.

Last, but surely not least, especially for me and so many others. Check out Do The Write Thing a fabulous trio of writers - Victoria Schwab, Myra McEntrie, and Amanda Morgan - have created this blog to raise money for the Nashville flood victims. They've raised a good deal of money so far, and there's still many days of bidding to go. In fact, Janet Reid has an item out there as well. Yes, Janet Reid. So, go check it out, bid if you can, and spread the word as well. Every $1 helps.

Have a great week.


Cynthia Reese said...

You never know ... you just might be the next big thing!

Lady Glamis said...

Aww, I'll miss you while you're gone! Thank you for that link, and good luck finding a way to market your niche. I'm not sure what I write yet, if it's niche or just mainstream.