Hi Henry , Thanks for your kind and generous comment. I'm not published yet other than short stories and articles. I'm forever hopeful that my Kids Sci-fi series will be published very soon and my memoir shortly afterwards ... Cheers, Karen :))
PS I wish you well with your writing too.
Thanks, Henry, for your encouraging note about my NaNoTryMo (vs NaNoWriMo) progress. I backslid today, with a grand total of 0 words, because I had a telecon with the Midnight Ink publicity department and spent the rest of the day (and evening) knocking off action items that resulted from that. Back to writing tomorrow!
Thanks for befriending this mystery author on Crimespace! I plan to participate in Pikes Peak Writers' NaNoTRYMo event, which is to set some realistic writing goal and work to meet it, with the encouragement of fellow writers. My goal is to finish the rough draft of the third Claire Hanover gift basket designer mystery that I'm writing, which will take about 20-25k words.
There is always a giveaway going on at The Book Buff, click on the book title for more info: The Aristobrats by best selling author Jennifer Solow (YA girl) The Island (audiobook) by New York Times best seller Elin Hilderbrand (Women's Contemporary Fiction) Texas Roads by Cathy Bryant (Christian Fiction/Romance)
It can be a bit overwhelming around here at first, so if you have any questions, please, don't hesitate to ask!
Nice part of the world you live in Henry. As far as rejection slips go everyone who calls themselves writers have had their share, they are a writers battle scars. If you enjoy doing it it's like breathing keep it up and who knows one day something might happen. If you get desperate you can always self-publish but you don't strike me as that sort of a person. Good luck with your future and remember, 'old age isn't so bad when you think of the alternative.'