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Our September Author Interviews--9/6 Kathleen Valenti, 9/13 David Burnsworth, 9/20 Jeri Westerson, 9/27 Frances Brody. Please join us in welcoming these authors to WWK.
September Saturday Guest Bloggers: 9/2--Anne Bannon, 9/9 WWK Bloggers, 9/16 Margaret S. Hamilton, 9/23 Kait Carson, and on 9/30 Trixie Stiletto.
“May 16, 2017 – The Women’s Fiction Writers Association (WFWA) today announced the finalists of the second annual Star Award, given to authors of published women’s fiction. Six finalists were chosen in two categories, General and Outstanding Debut. The winners of the Star Award will be announced at the WFWA Retreat in Albuquerque, New Mexico on September 23, 2017.” In the general category, WWK’s Carla Damron was one of three finalist for her novel, The Stone Necklace. Go to Carladamron.com for more information. Congratulations, Carla!
Congratulations to our writers for the following publications:
Warren Bull's new Lincoln mystery, Abraham Lincoln In Court & Campaign has been released. Look for the Kindle version on February 3.
Shari Randall's "Pets" will be included in Chesapeake Crimes: Fur, Feathers, and Felonies anthology, which will be published in 2018. In the same anthology "Rasputin," KM Rockwood's short story, will also be published. Her short story "Goldie" will be published in the Busted anthology, which will be released by Level Best Books on April 25th.
In addition, our prolific KM will have the following shorts published as well: "Sight Unseen" in Fish Out of Water, Guppie (SinC) anthology, just released, and "Making Tracks" in Passport to Murder, Bouchercon anthology, October 2017.
Margaret S. Hamilton's short story, "Once a Kappa" was published as a finalist in the Southern Writer's Magazine annual short story contest issue. Mysterical-E published her "Double Crust Corpse" in the Fall 2016 issue. "Baby Killer" will appear in the 2017 solar eclipse anthology Day of the Dark to be published this summer prior to the eclipse in August.
Monday, January 3, 2011
New Year's Resolutions
If I do make resolutions, I do so in September, which to me marks the start of a new year more than January 1, because it marks the start of a new school year. It also is the start of a new season. The crisp autumn air attests to newness like a loaf of bread eaten right from the oven. January seems more a continuation of the season celebrated during Christmas, only those same attributes we so relished in December become less admirable in January. The snow is no longer a cozy backdrop. Winter skies become ominous rather than exciting. Icicles threaten to stab us instead of looking like frost lacing our cottages in finery. January may usher in a new year, but it doesn’t feel new, and it looks like old slush.
This year, I was too busy during September to reflect and formulate new goals. So now, I ponder. Out of those things I can control, what do I need to institute, change, or subtract from my life? Physically, I’m fine. Writing keeps my brain in shape, so mentally I feel fit. But spiritually—now there’s the rub--I’m not at peace with my writing, as usual. The dilemma is always the same. I don’t have enough publishing credits. Will what I write get published? Will an agent like my novel? Is writing an effort in futility? Why do I blog if I’ll never get published? Am I wasting my time?