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Friday, July 16, 2010

My Book Cover!

Hello Fellow Writers!

My book cover for Ellora's Cave Punishing the Art Thief has officially arrived. I'm so excited! It makes this whole publishing thing feel very very real. I think it looks pretty hot and I'm very pleased with the wonderful job the designer Reese Dante did.

I went to the Hudson Valley RWA monthly meeting last Saturday at the Palisades Mall. It was a good time as usual. I wish I could go more often but my work schedule (every other weekend) keeps me from going more often than not. I met another woman who writes erotica and she kindly beta-read my Christmas story for me, which I then submitted to my editor at Ellora's Cave. So fingers crossed on that one!

I also got my first round of edits for Punishing the Art Thief. I had to learn how to actually use Microsoft Word's review functions such as "track changes" and "comment" etc in order to complete the edits. My editor gave me a 4 week deadline, but I was so psyched to get started I gave the manuscript back to her in less than a week. What can I say, I'm raring to go!

Now that my Christmas story has been submitted and I finished my first round of edits on Punishing the Art Thief, I am waiting to hear back from another beta reader about my revisions on Hollywood Spank. We're meeting up on Monday night to go over it. Then I'll make some more changes and then resubmit it to my editor.

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

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

RWA Conference 2010!

Hello Fellow Writers!

I'm pretty much in the same boat as when I last blogged, ie waiting to hear back from my beta reader about my latest revise-and-resubmit for Ellora's Cave - Hollywood Spank, writing a kinky Christmas story for EC, waiting (patiently, right?) for my cover art for my contracted book with EC Punishing the Art Thief, and writing my weekly advice column for The Mahopac News. Chastity Belt is on hold until the Christmas story is submitted.

I know, I'm not spending enough time on my writing career ;)

The annual Romance Writers of America Conference is coming up, and I am so sad that I will not be able to attend. I'm hoping to hear all about it from those of you that are attending. If you look at their website and see all the famous names that will be making appearances, holding workshops, and doing Q&As, you will understand why people pay the money they do to be a part of that experience!

Hopefully I'll be able to go next year. And I am going to Ellora's Cave Romanticon 2010 in October, so that will be fun.

Here's what RWA has to say about it:

Every year, writers and industry professionals come from all over the world to attend Romance Writers of America’s Annual Conference. The Annual Conference is a four-day event filled with educational workshops, career enhancement, and community involvement.

At the conference, career-focused romance writers can anticipate:

  • Education and information,
  • Networking with fellow writers,
  • Interaction with editors, agents, publishers, booksellers, and other romance publishing industry professionals.
The 2010 RWA Conference has been relocated to the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in Orlando, Florida, from July 28–31, 2010. Visit the registration page to learn how you can join us at the 30th Annual Conference!

Wondering what to bring with you if you're going? They suggest you leave your manuscripts at home, because if you do snag an invite to submit your manuscript from an agent or editor, they won't be able to physically take it back with them - they want you to mail it to them. If they all took all the manuscripts they requested they would need an extra suitcase to carry them!

This week I plan on finishing my Christmas erotica story. Wish me luck, and good luck to you too!
Yours Truly,
Shoshanna Evers