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Friday, May 26, 2006

Wow

Hi everyone, Well, Sunday ends the Romance Divas We All Win Query contest and I can honestly say that the name implies it all. With every judge sheet I received on my entry, I found valuable feedback on how to improve my work. So much so, that I've decided to rework my query and enter it in the Pocono Lehigh Romance Writers Write Hook Query Letter Contest (final judge is Hilary Sares of Kensington. SQUEE). I'm very excited to dip my toes into this contest and the Divas have given me the confidence to send my baby out into the world and take this chance. Thank you Divas for all the input, suggestions and comments and showing me the way. I love the Divas. Now, I'm off to rework my query and add to my wordcount. Wanna have my baby sparkling when the time comes. I'll keep everyone up to date on the results (just in case I should happen to win. Wink) And I want to wish all my fellow Divas good luck with their queries and in the Divas contest. I hope to see some of my sister/brother Divas names entered in this query contest as well. Oh, and if you haven't checked out the Divas yet, be sure to stop by. I promise you it'll be the most rewarding experience to your writing career. You won't regret it. Hugs, Sienna

Posted by Sienna :: 5/26/2006 11:39:00 AM :: <

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Friday, May 19, 2006

I love Romance Divas

Hi everyone, TGIFF! Yep thank goodness it's finally Friday. The weekend has begun as well as the Romance Divas We All Win Query contest judging and I'm so hyped. This contest is just as awesome as all the others RD has hosted. I've gotten several judges comments on my entry and each and every one has been so helpful in showing me how I can improve my query letter. I know most people hate query letters almost as much as synopsis writing, but for me I find a query letter interesting. I searched the internet over for every article I could find on them before beginning my own for this contest and I can tell ya there is some very contradicting information out there. It's like a vast sea of confusion. So what did I do? Why I took what I thought were the best examples and mixed it all up to create what I hope turned out to be a very original idea with all the basic information. I guess to an extent it worked because one judge even commented on how my voice came through so well. Yay!!!! It's tough to write so much into such a tiny space and give an editor or agent an echo of you, but with just the right tone and well chosen words you can express so much about yourself that it amazes me (not that mine was perfect, believe me it was far from it), but the point is to learn from this contest and that's exactly what I've done. I hope to send this ms. to either Cobblestone Press for their Tryst line or Kensington's Aphrodisia line and thanks to another Romance Divas We All Win contest I feel very confident in my abilities to write a decent query letter--hopefully one that will snag the editors attention and rope me a contract.(big grin) So, if you're a writer looking for help then visit the Romance Divas. I promise you, you will not regret it. This is the largest FREE resource I have found during my four years of writing and not only will you learn so much, but you'll find yourself in the middle of the biggest family you've ever seen. Romance Divas know no strangers and they immediately welcome you as if you're a long lost family member. Where else can you find a vast collection of knowledgeable writers in various genres willing to answer any questions big or small plus lending a shoulder to cry on, a big hug during good times or bad, or prayers for those in need. No where that I've found. I'm proud to be a Romance Diva and I invite anyone who visits my blog or my website to come on over and join us. Become part of our family. Hugs, Sienna

Posted by Sienna :: 5/19/2006 09:48:00 PM :: <

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Monday, May 15, 2006

Happy Mother's Day

Hi everyone, Sorry I'm a day late here. Family issues have kept me away, which seems to be a theme with me lately. Family, friends and writing are what I do daily not to mention the mundane chores of life. So, I've come to enjoy blogging and sometimes venting about the stress and frustration of a writers life but, before I go any further I want to wish every Mother out there a very Happy Mother's Day. I hope all of you had a very special day with family and friends surrounding you and that all those little hugs and kisses made your day. I know it did mine. Yeah, I'm a mom of three boys. So as a present to all you Mom's out there, here's a bunch of beautiful flowers. No matter what other carreer you pursue being a Mother is the best one you'll ever have even on those days when your 8 year old thinks riding a clothes basket down a creek like a boat is fun until that same boat sinks and your baby is covered in mud and water up to his neck. Or your twin 13 year olds think that the phone is specifically put in so they can spend every second after school on it with friends and those giggly girlfriends that make you want to pull your hair out. Yep, being a Mom rocks even on those days. LOL. That's it for now. Join me again cause you never know what will happen in a day in my life. Love, Sienna

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