Monday, July 1, 2013

Friends Along the Path to Publishing

When I began writing this blog, I wanted to take you, dear reader, along the path I experienced as a newbie writer in the publishing industry, so let me update you. I began this writing journey with just my laptop and me. I am still at my laptop, but my world has grown to encompass a crowd of people I met through this writing adventure.  I never imagined the support and goodwill from so many strangers who are now friends to me.

My first publishing experience was with the newspaper where I was given a chance to contribute “people centered” stories. I have maintained a camaraderie with that office. 
Through my feature articles in magazines and newspapers, I met a great group of editors who supported me. Crazy enough, I still have friends from the years when I was a contributing editor for an ezine which sold out. Those writer friends still maintain a loop so we can check up on each other once in awhile.
A fantastic group of fun-loving, articulate, intelligent writers make up my writers circle where we meet together at the local library and Koffee Kuppe. Many are now published authors, including me, mainly because of this fantastic group of people who I call “friends.”

MuseItUp Publishing Bookstore

My first published e-book was released by MuseItUp Publishing in 2011. My MuseItUp brothers and sisters are supportive of each other offering opportunities for promotion on their blogs, advice on the loop, information, and warm chocolate chip cyber cookies for all those who sign up with the Muse. They make me laugh, think, smile, and just be proud to be an author!

My horizons are broader and the writing world is a lot friendlier and not such a scary place. If you are an aspiring writer, you can expand your world too. Just keep writing. You can do it!


Tess Grant said...

It definitely takes a village, don't you think? Congrats on your journey thus far! Looking forward to more.

J.Q. Rose said...

Thanks, Tess. You are definitely in the village. Always enjoy your gentle feedback.

Have a happy Fourth!!!

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