A Writer’s Conference Question


I know I’m a little ahead of myself here.  But I’m excited and as a typical introvert I will pick this thing to death before it ever gets here.

I’m looking at attending a Writer’s Conference in my area in June.  This will be my first one.  All of the information on classes, speakers and agents that will be attending is still coming in and not complete.

I know that going to it will be incredibly inspiring and I’ll come back pumped with enthusiasm and ready to write the next Great Nationwide Bestseller.  I’m am really excited about the classes and being able to pick the brains of those around me.

As part of the package with attending this conference, I will get a 10 minute pitch with a Literary Agent or publicist.  My WIP is not finished.  I doubt seriously that it will be finished in time for the conference.

Here’s my dilemma:  I do NOT want to waste this precious opportunity to speak to an agent!  Since my WIP is not complete, do any of you have suggestions for how to handle this opportunity?  Should I pitch my unfinished novel anyway? 

This is will most likely not be the only post that I will do on this conference.  For those of you that have experience in this area, any tips you can give me on this will be appreciated! 

Copyright (C) 2018 Penny Wilson 

A Published Poem!


Ariel Chart is an online Monthly Journal that publishes short stories, poetry, etc.  I submitted several things to them and they chose to publish one of my poems!  You can see that post Here:

http://arielchart.blogspot.com/2018/01/asking-why.html

Ariel Chart is a Signatory of the magazine Poets & Writers.  I am just thrilled that they are publishing this!  This is my Very FIRST actual Creative Effort to be published!!

If you are just starting out and are wanting to get published, you might give them a look.

Copyright (C) 2018 Penny Wilson

 

Introvert, Dear


It’s live!  My submission to the website, Introvert, Dear is up!

You can see the post here.

I feel that this is really my First Published piece.  I had something posted on Counseling Directory.org, but that was simply just relating a personal experience.

This let me exercise my writing muscle.  Please take a moment and check it out and while you’re there, browse the website.  It’s a terrific site.

I hope you enjoy!  Thanks!  Penny

I’m Published!


 

I’ve written, pretty openly about depression and how it has effected my life.  Back in June, I did a post I called If Your Happy and You Know It.  https://pennylanewrites.com/2017/06/14/if-youre-happy-and-you-know-it/

This post has received more views than anything else I’ve ever written.  I think this really speaks to the fact that Depression is more wide spread than we realize.  There needs to be more awareness so that there is not such a stigma attached to it.

Continue reading “I’m Published!”

Genres, More Than One?


Should I have more than one genre?

I’m working on a story/book that is either a Thriller or Horror story.  I’m not sure on that yet.  But I have Several other story lines in mind.

I have a story that is based on fact, but will be fiction.  Sort of a fictional American history story.   I have just scratched the surface of this one because it has required so much research.

Another story I have in mind is pure fantasy.

I do hope to be published one day.

So back to my question.  Should I have more that one genre?   Would a publisher even consider me if I dabbled in more than one genre?  An agent?