My First Guest Post & Thoughts on Fiction


Yesterday, my first ever guest blog post was published at Raivyn’s Idiot’s Guide to Blogging! I found Raivyn at PostOnFire and found her blog to be pretty cool. She was looking for guest bloggers, so I dropped her an e-mail and proposed a post about improving the writing on your blog. And so there it is! Raivyn’s pretty cool and easy to work with. And, as I said, her blog’s awesome! Thanks Raivyn, for giving me the opportunity to blog for you!

So I’m working on my book. Still. It feels like forever. But that’s okay. I’m making it better and so that will be worthwhile, in the end. I’m adding a new scene to chapter 12, which might take a portion of the story off in a different direction. I’ve still got a lot of big rewrites to do later. I’m hoping I’m going to have enough time for them!

Once I’ve graduated, one of the many projects I want to work on is putting up an eZine. I’d really like to do a print magazine, but I think starting off with an eZine might be the better way to go. I can determine whether I’m cut out to be an editor of a publication or not. That’s really the big thing. Everything else can be dealt with.

It seems as though the number of paying venues accepting short fiction are diminishing. (I have a whole post in me about people who want writers to work for no pay, but I’ll save that for another day.) I think adding a paying venue, even if it’s not print, initially, is a good thing. There aren’t enough places for new fiction writers to get their feet wet and possibly make a name for themselves.

So now I’ve let you in on one of my secret ambitions. The one that doesn’t involve big, froofy feathers and a spotlight.

Oh. Wait. Was that my outside voice?

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    March 14, 2008 at 12:03 am

    Ohhh. Congratulations! And I like your idea of an eZine! I can’t wait to see it develop. 😀

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    March 15, 2008 at 4:03 pm

    Starting my own Ezine or print magazine is something I’ve often thought of doing, but never actually got around to. But if you’ve got the time and are prepared for sleepless nights and lots and lots of hard work, I’m sure it would be worthwhile.

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    BT Cassidy
    March 16, 2008 at 7:03 pm

    Heya, Vanessa, it’s getting hard these days to find people who are willing to pay for writing, isn’t it? I’m quite looking forward to finally reaching the point when I can regard it as a profitable profession(again)- I’m still working at that one though…

    I’ve had a similar idea about an e-zine for some time, but have to first learn more about the online world.

    Good luck with it, I hope you kae it happen = )

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    March 24, 2008 at 9:03 am

    Hi…congrats..good luck and all the best for your eZine…you can do it…

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