Leo's Angel Oak Tree

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy 2011 To Everyone!

Happy New Year from me to you!   I hope that everyone will have a creative and productive 2011.  There are so many exciting things happening this year. The first of which is the publication dates of the Elevensies Debut List!

There are so many books coming out this year that I can't wait to get my hands on.  Just to mention a few: POSSESSION by Elana Johnson, THE NEAR WITCH by Victoria Schwab, POSSESS by Gretchen McNeil, WITCH EYES by Scott Tracy, THE TOUCH MORTAL by Leah Clifford, UNEARTHLY by Cynthia Hand, etc. You can find many of the titles on their Launch Website: http://community.livejournal.com/2011debuts/50914.html

As for me, I will be writing and revising.  Hopefully by years end, I will be ready to query a few novels!  We'll see how it goes. My book SOLSTICE is still in Round Three on Webook.com's PAGE TO FAME Contest.  The expert readers are giving me great critiques on how to make it better.  I've received some great scores and a few not so great.  But, we learn throughout everything we do, so I am taking the criticism with the chance to write better. 

I hope all of you a very happy New Year! 
Melissa

8 comments:

  1. Every time I visit you blog, I smile. The picture of tree just draws me in, makes me think of warm summer nights and the cool breeze off the river.

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  2. Dude, this year is going to be EPIC! At least I hope so. Thanks for mentioning POSSESSION! I hope you like it. :)

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  3. Well said Elana! Great post! I like the way you have decided to handle criticism. It just makes for happier living.

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  4. Great post. Does your blog look different since I visited last? Happy New Year!

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  5. Thanks Elana! I promise to devour very word! You rock, my friend!

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  6. Hey Margo!!! I'm not sure. I changed the layout a little this past summer. Happy New Year! I'm really enjoying your craft series on your blog. Everyone check it out. The blog site is on my blog roll!

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  7. Thanks Trisha! I love that tree too! Trees play a huge part of my novel, Solstice.

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  8. TC, I try to always look at the positive side of things. I'm actually loving all the comments! The critiquers have really written a lot of comments. Sounds like I have a lot of work to do! Thanks for commenting!

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