1.the action or skill of reading written or printed matter silently or aloud.
Here’s hoping it’s not really a skill, because I don’t have time to hone it.
Last year, I submitted a 3,000-word excerpt of my upcoming novel, Flygirl, to its very first contest. Every year, San Diego Writers, Ink. invites writers from all over to submit entries for their annual anthology, A Year in Ink.
I picked a section of the book that I thought was okay—well, pretty good...or possibly really good—and sent it in. Imagine my incredible surprise when it was chosen.
Up until that point, I’d received encouragement from friends and teachers, but no objective praise. This was the first time someone who didn’t know or love me said they liked what I wrote. It could not have come at a better time for me, as I was frustrated beyond description by the rejections of literary agents all over the country!
To me, this honor said, “Yeah, kiddo, you’ve got something here!” And in early 2019, I’ll have a published novel.
On June 19th, 2018 at 6:30 p.m., Volume 11 of A Year in Ink will be launched with my excerpt in it, among many other deserving pieces of fiction, narrative non-fiction and poetry. Please join me in bringing Flygirl to the public for the very first time!
Admission is free. Donations to this incredible non-profit requested.
For more information, please click here.
See you there!