A Few Industry Nibbles and a Trip to Dallas, by Blair Williamson
by Writing Workshops Staff
A year ago
In this blog series, we will be following student Blair Williamson on her publishing journey.
It's an exciting time in my querying/publishing journey! I have started to receive some positive feedback on all three of my stories from the publishing industry.
I met with a publishing house last week and left feeling very positive about our conversation. Mostly because they seem very genuine and they were interested in me as a person: my life, my children, and my goals. I have also had a few other email exchanges with another publisher and agents but more to come on all of that later... I have to be patient and know that good things will come with hard work.
This week, I started writing my next story and will spend the weekend at the Bookstore with my children, getting inspiration from lots of time outside, and writing a list of at least 10 marketable story ideas. I have a working list already that started way back in 2006, but I'm always waiting for something to jump out and inspire the next story. Stay tuned. I sense a lot of sleepless nights ahead of me...
In other very exciting news, I was invited to Dallas, TX this Summer to meet my mentor, Rosie Pova, and work one on one in person with her. I am thrilled and honored for this opportunity and I cannot wait for our time together. She has been a tremendous help already to me on this journey to publication and it will be fantastic to meet her.
Please send me all of your positive and creative energy... I'll need it these next few weeks!