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"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind."— Dr. Seuss

Friday, March 5, 2010

My Lucky Day!

I've got some more awesome news to share. Remember how I told you that I was attending the LDS Writers Conference? Well I entered a drawing for a seat at the table with the guest authors and won! Oh. My. Gosh. I know!  Crazy awesome. THis is who I will be dining with the weekend of April 23rd...and can I just say, Jessica Day George is one of my favorite authors of all time. I can't hardly believe it!

 "Two--yes, two--lucky winners of the Show Your Love for the Storymakers Contest will receive a reserved seat at the 7th Annual LDStorymakers Writers Conference for Friday night dinner and entertainment at a special table with:

Shaun Barrowes
Musician for Friday night entertainment, and top 48 contestant on American Idol season 7.
http://www.shaunbarrowes.blogspot.com/
http://www.myspace.com/shaunbarrowes

James Dashner
Author of The Maze Runner and The 13th Reality Series.
http://www.jamesdashner.blogspot.com/


Jessica Day George  [[[one of my favorite authors!!!]]]
Author of Dragon Slippers; Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow; Dragon Flight; Princess of the Midnight Ball; and Dragon Spear.
http://www.jessicadaygeorge.com/

Krista Marino
Editor for Young Adult and Middle Grade books for Delacorte Press, an imprint of Random House Children's Books. Recent books she's edited include The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel Series by Michael Scott, Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan, and The Maze Runner by James Dashner.

David Wolverton/Farland
Author of several books, including the Runelords series, and writing instructor of authors like Stephenie Meyer, Brandon Sanderson, and Brandon Mull.
http://www.davidfarland.net/   "

Anyone want to do the happy dance with me? I'm doin it, yeah!

I've also completed editing of three more chapters in my Coyote Dreams YA novel which brings the grand total up to...drum roll please... 25 of the 52 chapters are done. I am on target to get this done and ready for final readers by the end of March.

5 comments:

Henry Lara said...

Yay! Way to go Ms. Wendy!!! I am so, so, so very happy for you.

Wendy said...

Thank you Henry! I'll report back after schmoosing with them all. What fun!

Renee Miller said...

Goodness, that is a bit of good luck. Awesome! You'll definitely have to post the play-by-play. Tell us everything!!

kbrebes said...

Great blog!

Question: How did you find your readers? Do you pay them?

Many Thanks,
Kbrebes

Wendy Swore said...

Kbrebes,
No I don't pay my readers. I've found a very supportive online group at goodreads.com in the On Fiction Writing group and I've exchanged manuscripts with several people back and forth. This means that I critique for them and they for me--though they are faster than me so I do more reading. (some are crazy fast writers!) I suggest you become involved either on goodreads, or Agent Query, or LinkedIn Aspiring Authors and start chatting until you make a connection with someone. Trust is important. THis means I don't just walk in and say "Hey! I need a reader!" Instead, I comment on their topics, visit a little, get to know them, then try to connect with the ones that I feel would be a good match for me.

Hope that helps and thanks for stopping by!