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Sunday, March 13, 2011

Buckling Down...Getting Serious...

Okay, so it is back to work tomorrow and back to my on-line classes and I have decided that if I am ever going to get published, I have to get serious and THINK like an author.  

Having said that, I am going to start prepping my query letter (even though I have a class on that starting up on the 21st) and I am starting to plan and design what will eventually be my author website.  So here's a question for the masses:  Pen names?  Love them?  Hate them?  Think they're silly?  I'm serious, should I stick with my own name (which I will just state for the record that I do not like very much) or do I create one that sounds good but not frilly,flowery, and stupid - you know, like the picture of me with that name would include a heaving bosom, a fan blowing my hair back...maybe a feather boa...think Glamor Shots gone wrong!

I also took the initiative with Frank too and we're doing things to get his business going because seriously, things are not going well here and he HAS to get work NOW.  I am honestly scared and freaking out and we have to get aggressive and get him work of some kind ASAP.

So we're getting serious around here.  I am determined that 2011 is going to be the year Stace gets published and the year that Frank gets steady work and leaves the house for 8 hours at a time...while making money.  

It's good to have goals...

4 comments:

Catherine said...

Dear Stace, I am happy for you..you sound both focused and determined in achieving your goals. Focused and determined are a great combination for success. Blessings to you, Catherine

freakyroo said...

I'm with ya Stace... 2011 is gonna be a good year. BE DETERMINED! I am.

As for a pen name... I think you should stick with your own name. It can't be any tougher than Evanovich!!!

Unknown said...

Great! I'm on the getting serious and buckling down stage too. Gotta keep it moving to be successful, right?! Well, as far as pen names: Personally, I only use a pen name if I'm writing erotica or something like that. It may be a little silly though because that name is still connected to a picture of me and my email address. An-t-way, I think real names are the way to go.

Irene said...

Goals are good! I understand what you mean about getting Frank a job...my husband is in construction and it has been slower than molasses around here! What I would give to have him out of the house for 8 hours a day--making money! (heck, I'd settle for 4 hours a day!!)

Good Luck with your goals!