I've been sending out my novel for a little over a year now, and have received great feedback from various publishers. Most rejections have come with specific personal notes which are helpful and informative. I think, though, it's time to start looking for an agent. So, I sent my manuscript out to one agent today, and I will hear back by February 1st if they are interested. If not, I have another agency targeted, with one agent in particular who I think would connect with my main character and story line. Hopefully, this is the year to find representation for my novel and move forward with publishing!
I also continue to submit work to various magazines, and write for Associated Content. Check out my work there, and I'll earn extra cash (which is great in this down economy!).
Also, I've been invited to speak again at the Starke County Young Artists Conference on March 7, 2009. I had a great time last year talking to the younger children and I can't wait to work with the older kids this year.
Thanks for stopping by,