Welcome to A Writer’s POV. If someone had told me that writing a novel would cause me to loose sleep, gain weight, snap at my husband, pull my hair out, (literally and figuratively) and kick the dog, if I had one, I never would have put pen to paper. But as they say, ignorance is bliss, and I plunged in and began writing my book with the na├»ve expectation that I’d be finished in a year. Needless to say, five years and seven drafts later, I’m still on my quest for the Holy Grail, a published novel. Although frustrating, I spent that time growing as a writer. Every rewrite, revision and critique taught me something. Every book I read or workshop I attended offered new insights and ways to improve my craft. My goal with this blog is to share with you what I've learned so far. To talk about issues that plague all writers, to talk about the nuts and bolts of writing. Despite the fact that it's all been said before, each of us has our own way of telling a story and hopefully you'll visit often for help, support or just for the fun of it to read the posts written from this writer's point of view.

Friday, May 9, 2014

The Road To Publication Is Paved With Opportunities

How's that for a title? Border-line cliche, I know, but still true.

Since I began writing my novel, followed by the usual laborious manuscript revisions, I now have my own column, "Just My Type" in Ocala's Good Life magazine, and get regular assignments from the editor like the cover story in the May/June issue. (to read, click on cover photo) I've been published in Florida Gardener magazine, and most recently, been asked to be a corespondent on a new TV show, "My Ocala TV," that airs on Florida's WCJB TV20 on Saturday mornings following "Good Morning America." Wow!

Of course getting my book published is still my ultimate goal, but what happens in the meantime can be just as exciting, and maybe even help you reach your final destination of publication.