Thursday, November 10, 2011

And life has gotten in the way of yet another post... Sorry folks!

It has been so long that I've posted that I feel thoroughly ashamed! Well, I'm here now, so I'll let you know what I've been up to.
I'm currently registered in a copy editing class, which is helping me on my way to becoming an editor. I love it so far. It's nice to finally be doing something that has to do with my career choice. I've also applied for a creative writing class next term and I'm hoping they'll love the stories I attached to the application because I really want to take the class.
The short fiction class I'm currently in has definitely inspired me in my own writing. Thanks to studying the likes of Poe, Gilman and Faulkner, I've learned what it takes to write a great short story. I wrote a new story that I entered into the Canada Writes contest and I feel like it's good enough to win. I also entered the Writer's Digest Horror Competition with an older story of mine that I spiced up after I read Poe's "The Fall of the House of Usher".
As for my novel, I haven't had time to sit down and do the last edits due to the 12 papers -- yes 12 papers!-- that I've had to work on this term. Six down, six to go! I'll be doing that at Christmas. I also decided that I might as well send it to a professional editor so I can see what he/she does in the field and get some experience there and also to get all the stuff I've missed myself.
Well, that's about whats new with me when it comes to writing. Speaking of writing, I have an essay to work on.
What's new with all of you? I'd like to hear how your writing is going.

Saturday, August 6, 2011


So I have some good news! I've finished the serious edits to my book! As much as I want to hit it again with the small edits, I've given it to family members to read, which is probably best. I hear all the time that it's a good idea to set the manuscript aside for a while before you go back to it, so that's the plan. However, I'm itching to get back at it. What I will do for the rest of the summer is look for potential publishers. I'm thinking about going with an agent, but that's something I need to do a bit more research on. If you have any experience with agents, I'd love to hear about it! Other plans for the summer are as follows: beach, read, party, fair, and other various fun things, not necessarily in that order!

OH by the way, I have picked a new title. I'm calling it "For the Love of You." What do you think?

till next time!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Who's been published? ME, that's who!

I just wanted to brag a little bit. I've been published in the spring/summer issue of In Medias Res, a liberal arts magazine at St. Thomas More, which is an affiliate of the University of Saskatchewan. I'm very excited because this publication adds some meat to my Author's resume and people finally get to read my story, 'The Pope and the Joker.' Click HERE to see the magazine and read my story. I hope you enjoy it!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

A long absence...

Hey folks,
So I've decided not to post anything until I finish editing my book. Right now I really need to concentrate on school as finals are literally just around the corner, but after that my book will be my number one priority. Oh, that and work, I guess. Again, if you'd like to hear more from me, I keep twitter updated. @lilychild713

Till next time!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Time to prioritize my goals.

Alright, so as (I think. I'm pretty sure) I've mentioned, one of my New Years Resolutions was to finish my book this year. When I say finish, I mean DONE. I mean ready to send out to agents or publishers (haven't decided yet). It's about time that I really bust my bottom so I can not only say," yes, I have finally, FINALLY, finished my book", but also because I have a bunch of other projects that I feel I can't work on right now. If I do decide to spend some time on those other projects, I hear a little voice that says "Shouldn't you be working on that other book, Miss Procrastinator?" And then I feel guilty.

I'd also like to apologize (yet again) for my lack of posting, but I'm a busy lady. If you want to get to know me better, I spend a bit of time on twitter, so you can follow me there at @Lilychild713.
Till next time!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Finally, I have a minute to write a new post, seeing as all my damn buses drove by me or didn't show this morning, so I'm unable to make it to school. School has been keeping me pretty busy, but I can't complain much! I love being an English major (despite the amount of essays) because I get to read tons of books. I'm currently reading Margaret Atwood's "Edible Woman" and Shakespeare's "Richard II", and both seem to be pretty interesting so far.
I haven't made much progress on my book lately, but I plan on getting my hands dirty today. My mom and sister have been kind enough to read the chapters that I have edited and I've gotten some great feedback and suggestions from them that will really make it a great story.
Alright, more news soon (I hope).