A Day IN The Life...

Tues. Oct. 19, 2010

Every day starts the same. I wake up, squint at the clock and stumble to the coffee pot, (after a trip to the bathroom, of course). I put on a pot of coffee, sign on and check my mail. Somewhere in there taking my blood pressure meds. which I hope my turning over a new leaf and joining Curves will relieve me of that.

 I usually start with facebook, which I am hopelessly addicted. It's where I can catch up with what my kids and friends are into, & see the familiar names that I heard back in school, and in a way feel like I am there again. I ususally don't have "mail "there, unless I send someone mail, asking a question, ect. or if it's cancer awareness week and I get a requests that I post a bra color, for the confusing of all men.

Then I usually start opening tabs. I check my AOL, looking for emails from literary agents, and publishers. I go to WEbook, where I do my online writing and some editing. I have a completed romance novel, "Faith Can Move Mountains," I am also working on a book that I wrote several years ago, which I am working on editing, "Ghost From The Past," you can aslo find chapters of that on WEbook. I have started another book which is a mystery/romance, "Shades Of Deception." It is aslo on WEbook. I have a completed romance novel called. "Longing For December," which I am searching for a literary agent to represent or a publisher to accept.

I also have a line of children's books that I am currently working on, "The Magical Adventures Of Sissy Stringbean," in dedication to my former sister-n-law, Denise Ann Bailes, who passed away from colon cancer in 05. The stories are light hearted stories about a little country gal and her barnyard friends.With Sissy's imagination, she travels to far away places and makes many friends along the way. I, along with my son Justin "Cole" Woodrum and Amanda Rose, will aslo be illustrating. In future stories, my niece Kierstyn Shaffer will be assisting on illustrations.

I have learned through talking to other writer/moms on one of my favorite sites, "Cafemom," that there are a few sites available to help new authors. 

Predators and Editors

Query Shark

Webook-where you can write online and get feedback from other writers, as well as give it.

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Jan. 20, 2011 at 12:37 PM

"The Magical Adventures Of Sissy Stringbean" is a great title!

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Mar. 31, 2011 at 3:04 PM

So have you always written?  When did you start?  As a writer myself, I'm curious.  So far, I've only published poetry, some of it in decent journals.  But I've started a romance and just sort of stalled.  What keeps you going?

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Apr. 1, 2011 at 11:00 AM

Thank You! Yes, I have always written, although I am a horrible typest, I saw a couple of typo's above-lol. I have written, songs, stories, poems, ect. for as far back as I can remember. I am working with 2 different publishers on my children's books,"The Magical Adventures Of Sissy Stringbean," and ABC Sissy Stringbean Goes To School/The Spooky Closet. I wanted to send them different places because I am fairly new to all of this so I wanted to see what the exxperience was with each publisher to see what works best for me.  As for my writing, I write in spurts or kicks. There are many times when I have gotten up early and sat in the corner of my couch with my coffee and writen for hours. Sometimes I don't write at all, but then I am usually researching publishing companies, agents, book review sites, ect. I have been in sort of  a writers slump for the past couple of months on my romance stories. There are times when i write and have to keep up as if I were watching ot play by play. I just sat with my paper and couldn't get into it. So I took a break, but then soon found myself digging out some old songs and writing some new ones. I sent them to newcomer gospel artist Karen Spurlock, and when she finds the time, she offered to set them to music, I find that exciting! Lately I have been on an artistic kick, I have been working on illustrations for my chidren's books, and have also recruited some family help. I have recently created a new charecter in dedication to my dad Moriis Shaffer who passed away in Fe. of this year. Morris Norris, I have written several Morris Norris stories and have been working on illustrations for those as well. I met Cafemom Amy Simmons on a writing group and we are collaberating a paranormal romance called, Dodging Silver Bullets," which I am excited about. My romance, "Longing For December," is available on Lulu.com and Amazon Kindle. I also have blogsites-wvcoffeechick.blogspot.com and sheliascoffeecorner.weebly.com as well as Facebook-Author Shelia Burket

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