My Place in the Scheme of Things


I just had to post a quickie this evening.

My first thoughts are of the girls of DSRA. We had a wonderful meeting yesterday and the topic for discussion fueled a pot load of fodder for my imagination. I want to thank you all for reassuring me about this little blog. I am always painfully aware of how few references are made here about the craft, despite the writing it takes to generate the subject matter on this little site. With very little to do, you showed me this place is ME. I have wanted to make a place that is solely Jeannene and this is really the place.

We talked about branding, among other things. But branding is something I have put a lot of thought into. This week-end it is starting to take a firm hold and I have a clear picture of what my brand is. On top of that, an onslaught of plot bunnies assailed me as I cooked dinner tonight. I have enough ideas to keep me busy for the next couple years. That is, when the nano challenge concludes.

This next bit of news is really for my, as yet not fully functional, website.
I submitted a query for To Win A Texan’s Heart to The Wild ROse Press. I am trying to make PRO and the only way to accomplish that is to submit to an editor or publisher and at least get a rejection. I find it a twisted way to face the sting of rejection, yet enter into the next stage of writing. Any way, the next day a polite rejection appeared in my email box. The editor kindly informed me the MS was too long, which I already knew, and if I could shorten it to the 100K I could resubmit. This doesn’t strike me as a flat rejection. The plan was to work on the MS later anyway, and then send it in to RWA for the PRO status.

Well last night I checked my emails for the heck of it and there was another email from TWRP, the editor in chief no less. She directed my submission to another line in the house and urged me to contact her if I don’t hear from that editor within 45 days. It will probably be rejected, but the hope of someone else reviewing that query and synopsis gives me renewed hope.

Ahhh the life of a writer.

There is a new day on the horizon.

Just a brief view of my little piece of heaven. So much to do and so many stories to write.


About Jeannene Walker

Jeannene is navigating the world with a whole new outlook. She spends a great deal of time between four children and her large immediate family. Everything provides plenty of foder for a rich backdrop of stories.

5 responses »

  1. Jeannene, what a lovely blog. I wouldn’t see hearing from an editor at TWRP as a rejection at all. Sounds very positive. Sounds like you are right there, at the edge of success. Enjoy!!


  2. Jeannene! Think positive – your story WILL be snapped up by TWRP. I’ll be keeping my fingers crossed for you because I’ve found them to be a wonderful group of folks. Let us know how it turns out and best of luck, my friend. 🙂


  3. I often read your blog posts and don’t comment, but you should know that I enjoy all the pictures! You have an artistic gift. I’ll cross my fingers (and toes) that TWRP will take on your novel.


  4. I’m with Mauve. The last few days I’ve been in a slump myself, but I know that you have to stay positive in this crazy writer’s world-even if it hurts. You’re a great writer and have no reason to suspect an auto rejection. Sooo, trim the story, kill some darlins, and get it back out there. BTW I love your blog. I have a ton of craft books, I come here for the always fresh feel and the great pics you share with us.


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