Monday, May 2, 2011

It's May, It's May!

Now that the April A to Z Blog Challenge has ended, I'll be blogging just once or twice a week. I am very much looking forward to re-visiting and getting to know more about the bloggers I met through the challenge. 

So, put on some tea, I'm coming to visit!

I'm also looking forward to settlling back into my writing projects. I'm currently re-writing a children's novel that I first wrote almost 10 years ago. And, I want to start working on a new story based on my mother's experiences as a 14-year-old American girl living in England on the eve of WWII. And of course, I await news as my agent shops my book, The Christmas Village, with publishers.

In the meantime, check out my interview (below) with 3-time author, playwright and humorist, Arthur Wooten. He has experience with both traditional and self-publishing, and what he has to say is pretty interesting! His latest book, Birthday Pie, just came out, and it's flying off the shelves and through the e-book airwaves!

19 comments:

  1. I'm looking forward to getting better acquainted with all my new blogger friends too.

    I recently looked at a children's ms that I'd written about 8 years ago and I realised that none of the characters had mobile phones which made a big difference to the plot possibilities. It's interesting how technology has changed things over the last 8 to 10 years.

    Thank you for your kind words on my blog and I'm so sorry to hear of your recent loss. It's not easy, is it.

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  2. I didn't get around to as many blogs as I intended during April, so am trying to catch up now. Glad I've found you! Now following :-)

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  3. Only just found you through the reflections linky. Nice site, now following.
    regards
    mood
    Moody Writing

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  4. Blogging has exercised my writing muscle and now I am revisiting stuff I wrote many years ago and reworking it . . . don't hold your breath;-)

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  5. I am looking forward to learning more about all of my new friends as well. I stopped by your husbands blog last night. What an amazing journey you are going to have. I really look forward to those posts.

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  6. Nice to meet you all - look forward to reading you!

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  7. Melissa, ditto to what you said here. I am so looking forward to getting back to normal. I am going to try to stay connected to the 20 or so bloggers I felt drawn to and revisit those I just went to once to see. But the truth is, how many blogs can we visit and comment on in a day and get anything else done?
    karen

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  8. Looking forward to things returning to 'normal' and spending more time really getting to know a few great bloggers

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  9. Its nice to have met you on the Blog Hop. Thanks for your support. I have been practicing Iyengar yoga for a couple of years. My only question is, how could you LEAVE New England?? :)

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  10. I'm looking forward to a normal blogging schedule, except that I have to find one first!
    Still trying to get around and do some visiting though!

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  11. Happy May to you! :)

    I really enjoyed reading your interview with Arthur, and Birthday Pie sounds like a really good book, I'm going to check it out. Thanks for sharing!

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  12. Beautiful tea cup!! Your writing projects sound fun. I hope everything with your book & agent goes GREAT!! I need to get back to my writing, but have been putting it off. Not writer's block, just writer's laziness :)

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  13. Hi Melissa!
    I just wanted to let you know that I have given you the Stylish Blogger Award on my blog:

    http://julieflanders.blogspot.com/2011/05/stylish-blogger-award.html

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  14. Looking forward to reading more! The tea is always on and hot...so c'mon over anytime.

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  15. Enjoy getting back to your normal routine, but I'd expect you to get a couple late bloomer followers who, like me, are still making the rounds on the A-Z master list. Glad you took part in the challenge!

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  16. Wow, Melissa! I'm so impressed you have an agent! So many of us writers don't...because we either haven't tried, or can't get anyone to take us on! I love it that you're busy with writing projects. Your book, The Christmas Village, sounds just wonderful. What's it about??

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  17. Looks like you have some great writing projects lined up ... Hope you hear good news soon on The Christmas Village!

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  18. Nice to meet and know you all! Look forward to reading all your beautiful and brilliant thoughts and words!

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  19. Two posts a week is much more doable. I continue to enjoy reading your blog!

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