Happy Friday, Creatives!
I’m in my season of allowing, and although,I have lots more to accomplish within the space of this awesome writing realm, I don’t feel intimidated or pressured to get stuff done. And yet, when my work comes together, I feel empowered and so grateful to have this wonderful gift .
First up, guys, I’ve sort of put memoir on hold. After forty thousand words, it started to wreck havoc on my emotions. I have to rethink the “deep introspection” required of the memoir writing process.
My poetry chapbook entry to Casey Shay Chapbook Contest had a good run, landing my Lil book, A Southern Woman’s Confessional,Poems from the soul, on their Quarter-finalist and Semi-finalist lists. Unfortunately, my lil darlings failed to make the top three finalists list. Oh, C’est la vie 🙂
Don’t cry for me Argentina! I’m just looking in my rear-view at that slight pang of rejection, as I’m preparing to re-edit the book for another chapbook competition. If anyone knows of traditional publishers in the market for a chapbook of poems from a southern woman’s perspective, have their people call my people:)
In a prior post, I introduced y’all to the African-American Woman Book Publishing Scholarship, where the CEO of Professional Woman Publishing , LLC, offered $2500 book publishing scholarships to 4 women of color.
Well, I’m excited to announce that I am one of their scholarship recipients. Yea Buddy!!
I’m preparing for the 5 conference calls in mid October with the CEO, Linda Ellis Eastman, where we’ll discuss my vision for my new book, which will receive all the benefits that the scholarship covers and then some. Did I mention how thrilled I am?!
My new book project, tentatively titled, Unleash Your Pearls, A Woman’s Guide To Empowering Her Authentic Truths, supersedes any anticipated vision for my work that I’ve ever imagined in 4 decades of scratches and scribbles, hits and misses, confirmations and surprises. My passion for writing is a gift that continues to give and I love that my purpose platform remains solid.
Y’all already know (she says in her authentic voice )I’m gonna be like a sponge in our private coaching sessions, soaking up awesome pearls of book writing/publishing knowledge, to aid my purpose mission that offers every woman, one of the very best resource guides available for living a life of purpose and authenticity. I’m going to be busy like a happily buzzing bee, preparing to introduce Unleash Your Pearls to the world.
A Ending Contest and Scholarship Announcement
Happy Saturday Creatives!
For those of you who are dusting off those rejected short stories for re submission readiness, or, have a new piece in the works, you have until Oct 1st (Thursday) to enter Zoetrope: All Story Short Fiction Contest.
I’ve tried to win or place in this very competitive competition in the past with no luck. It is a fee-based contest, so make sure you send your best. Go here for details:
For women of color who have a book waiting to be published or a story waiting to be told, Professional Woman Publishing , LLC, is offering a $2500 book publishing scholarship!
African-American Women $2,500 book scholarship
Good luck writers and authors. Keep creating your masterpiece!