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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Getting Published

Hello Fellow Writers!

Yesterday I worked on my new chapter for "The Movie Star's Very Personal Assistant". I didn't get to actually sit down to write until about 10:00pm, so I didn't work on my plot for "Snowed in with a Millionaire".

I am going to review another writing book off of my shelf: "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Getting Published".

I had bought and read it back when it was in the second edition, however now there is a fourth edition that includes a CD-rom with document templates. If you're going to buy a book about publishing, then the latest edition will definitely be of more help to you. I nearly laughed out loud this morning as I was flipping through the second edition (from 2000) when I saw them say that barnesandnoble.com is a new website.

That said, the basic information is the same (how to query, how to get an agent, how the publishing process works, etc). The book, like all "Complete Idiot's Guide" books, is extremely thorough and helpful. I love how they put the information in an interesting way. Part of me wants to buy the fourth edition, but I probably will end up getting a different book about publishing instead since I've already got the second edition.

Today I will be re-papering the shelves in the linen closet in our newly renovated, almost completed upstairs bathroom. I also will be working on my chapter for "Movie Star" - and since NaNoWriMo is coming up fast, I need to finish my plotting for "Snowed In". My mother-in-law is arriving tomorrow for a nice long visit, so I need to clean up a bit as well.

Wish me luck and good luck to you too!
Yours Truly,
Shoshanna Evers

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