I'm not sure what to blog about tonight, but feel compelled to put something up here.
I contracted my first story as editor of The Wild Rose Press. It is a Rosebud (5,000 - 20,000 words) Holiday story in the Cactus Rose line. It took a lot of back and forth to get the historical elements right and help the author bring out more of the emotions, but I'm happy and she is too.
That's a great feeling to help someone succeed with a story. I'm also working closely with another writer on a novel length submission to the Cactus Rose line. I really like her Characters and premise, and we are working at making her writing tighter.
I entered the NRCA (National Reader Choice Awards) today. I put my book "Marshal in Petticoats" in the historical and first book categories. I've had such wonderful comments from the people who've read it, I figured might as well give it a try.
What have you been up to in the writing arena that wasn't actually writing your own stuff?