I can’t believe it’s been over a year since the last blog post. I don’t know what you’ve been doing, but we’ve been busy making big changes to the way we operate.
One of the big changes is the loss of the Short & Helpful Online Writer Workshops. We had fun with it, but the time has come to concentrate on other things. So…the website is gone. If you were one of our participants and want to see a video, please send an email and we can make it happen. We still have the videos.
Instead, we will be sharing the accumulated knowledge of many years of writing to focus on small things that can improve your writing and the presentations of your manuscripts. As you may know, we see a lot of manuscripts in the course of our lives as writers. We all should belong to writers groups and critique groups, because these groups provide great sounding boards. They are also a major source of emotional support when the well seems to run dry.
We follow our own advice in that respect and belong to groups and association. We share and read and contribute our two cents. However, in addition to being writers, we are also micro-publishers. Our website, sandhbooks.com showcases our collection of women fiction that has grown slowly over the six years we have been in business.
The advice of the day: Have patience—writing takes patience. Nothing about it is quick or easy. The writing is hard, and it can take years to finish your book. Then you finally write THE END, but you’re nowhere near done. You still have to polish and refine it…also hard. Sending your baby out into the world to find a home with a publisher. Ha! Talk about needing patience. Just as this blog has languished for over a year, so have the manuscripts in the S&H submissions inbox. Life throws roadblocks in the way.