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Monday's check in

Good Morning Guys and Dolls!

What an amazing week last week, huh? I was thrilled with the final turnout of the question and answer. It went so well that we are planning another Twitter Party in January, right before the pitch opportunity. What do you all think? Isn't that great??

I had planned to make a nice long post on what to expect for January workshops, but something has come up today and I've been put in a pinch. So, my post will be late tonight, okie dokie?

This is me right now >>>

This is me right now!!!!
How about you all? Do you have any questions? Do you have anything you'd like to send in for the mentor program?

We've had several new participants sign up, why not say hello? It's great to have ya'll!

Oh, yeah, before I forget, did you see the secret Santa Agent commenting on the blog or on Twitter? I'll be posting who she is and her wish list tonight, too:)

Please comment below and let me know what you'd like to see for January. Next month will be devoted to the submission package and final polishing and editing of manuscripts. Is there anything in particular you'd like to see or need help with?

I'll leave you this morning with my favorite quote (it's already on my sidebar - thanks Ella!)

“Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.”
William Wordsworth

Write what's in your heart and have a fantastic week. I'll be back tonight.



  1. You are hard at work-- hope everything is OK today for you.

  2. I would like to see a little bit more info about future events instead of so much that is posted fairly spontaneously (though I'm sure is planned ahead on your end). As a mom with a special-needs child working (at home, thank goodness) in addition to writing, I'm usually only able to make time to check blogs once a week or so, and I'm not even able to check e-mail every day. My time has to be carefully planned right now. So I end up missing a lot because I don't know what to plan for. I only even go to the post office if I'm expecting something. Taking the time each day to make rounds to see if I'm missing anything is time that's a luxury. It doesn't help that every birthday in my little family, and my wedding anniversary, are all in the first eight days of December.

    I do like the workshops since they let me work on my own time. Unless I managed to overlook it, I'd like to see something on the opening of the first chapter. It's possible you covered this and I managed to overlook it.

  3. UGH! anything that might help get rid of this horrendous writer's block I'm dealing with. And it's only getting worse. I don't like the silence.

  4. nice work Talynn. I'm sad I missed the twitter event, but I've been sick. I'm hoping in a couple more days I'll be back. thanks for everything you are doing.

  5. I hope you're a good, happy busy!

    Um, *cough* you said on Thursday you'd announce winners Friday. If you have, I've totally missed it. Anyway, you could point out where it is?

    Going forward... hmm, I think maybe something on keeping the tension and questions going at the end of a chapter so the reader wants to turn the page. It's like a hook, but I can't put my finger on the word/phrase! Whatever you call it something on how/where/when to end a chapter and go on to the next one would be nice!

    1. Hi Ellie,
      Yes, the winner was announce Friday. In the post entitled Workshop follow up:)

    2. Ah, saw that! Sorry, the formatting threw me, with all the updates you had to do ( :-( ) I lost tract of what was posted when. So excited to see more people joined!

  6. Uh oh. I think I've been absent a little too long. I don't know what's going on! Twitter event? haha

    1. Hey Kelley! Yes we had south going on it was great! I've missed you! How ate you doing?


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