Tell Me!

It’s sharing time.  Since I’ve had a spike in followers lately and expect to see more with the Crusaders stopping by, I thought this would be a nice time for us to get to know each other.  Please answer these six questions in the comment section and read what others have said as well.

1)      What genre(s) do you write?
2)      What genre(s) do you read?
3)      Where are you on your publishing journey? (published, agented, contest finalist, intermediate, beginner)
4)      Do you belong to a crit group or have a critique partner?  If not, are you searching for one? (Hey, maybe some of you can “hook up” through this.)
5)      What’s been the hardest part of your journey so far?
6)      What’s the most important lesson you’ve learned on your journey?

 Thanks for sharing.  Nice to “meet” you.

 Here are my answers:
1)      romantic suspense (and I might dabble in paranormal suspense, but so far those are just ideas)
2)      romance of most types, especially r/s and p/s; and a little bit of this and that—It’s the story that hooks me more than the genre.
3)      I’m a contest finalist.  I’ve never submitted to an agent or publisher because the perfectionist in me has yet to give me permission.  Plus, I’ve been really busy with my editing business.  You manuscript comes before mine.
4)      I have two super crit partners.
5)      I think every month I could come up with a different answer for this.  Right now, I’m struggling to balance everything: work, writing, kids, hubby, exercise, and life.  However, in the fall, the twins will be in school full time, so that’ll make life a lot easier.
6)      I’ve noticed too many writers send their stories in before they’ve learned enough about the craft.  There’s more to getting published than just telling a great story.  You need to understand HOW to tell that story.  From this, I’ve learned to take my time and not rush through my writing.    
Looking forward to learning more about you.
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2 Responses to Tell Me!

  1. Sheri Larsen says:

    Hey there! Fellow Crusader. I just added your blog to my list under ‘Resources’. This is a great place. Thanks for following me. Now, as to your questions…

    I write YA paranormal romance and am attempting urban fantasy. Also MG fantasy and picture books.

    I read primarily the same as stated above.

    I’ve published some freelance articles for our local newspaper. I’ve recently had three ‘almost’ agent nabbings. But alas…I still wait.

    I don’t have any specific crit partners. I wish I did. I do have a team blog and they are always willing to read/crit anything.

    My recent ‘almosts’ would have to be the hardest part. Yeah, collectively I’m hearing that I have a unique manuscript but the YA PR market is being extremely picky, right now…blah….I appreciate the words and being that much closer to publication but…

    The most important lesson I’ve learn thus far is to believe in myself or no one else will.

  2. Lynnette Labelle says:

    Thanks, Sheri. Hope you land an agent soon. If you want to follow my blog, it’s easier here: Plus, I post an extra little fun on Fridays on that blog. Nice to “meet” you.

    Lynnette Labelle

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