Monday, May 23, 2011
Read more, write more
So last week I did it! I sent off a query, synopsis and first three chapters to a publisher. And not just any publisher. This is a local publishing company and I like that because I can meet face to face with the publisher. I was given her info from a friend who knows her personally, so hopefully that pulls some weight.
In the mean time, I am trying to read as much as I can, any writer, every genre from, all spectrum's of the rainbow. I just finished Danielle Steel's "Big Girl." I liked it, but it's not the best book she has ever written. The writing style was different than many books I like. Mainly narrative and it spanned SEVERAL years. From before the main character was born will she was like 30 years old (I skimmed the end, read the last chapter, it kinda was predictable).
Now I have Katrina Spencer's "Six O'Clock." I will do a full book review of this book! I am twitter friends with Katrina and I know she would love to read my feedback. I actually got the idea to read more from her blog. Go follow Katrina Spencer.
I bought several books and will try and post reviews of them all. I'm finding that reading, even when I do not particularly care for the book, is helping me as a writer. I'll continue to review Icee/Kitty chapters because it helps me sort through all the mess.