SCBWI's Blueboard - A Message & Chat Board

Introduce yourself!

Discussion started on

emidrew

Guest
I have been lurking for quite some time, and have found this board to be both valuable and FUN.  

I have finally decided that it is just wrong to eavesdrop on the conversations of others and I'm ready to jump right in.  

It has been almost 10 years since I last actively worked on writing and submitting anything other than work-related press releases.  I think that is long enough for a coffee break, so I'd better get in gear....

My work schedule is erratic at best, so there will be weeks when you can't get rid of me followed by a long absence...rest assured, I am still soaking in your genius, just too swamped to participate in the discussion.

Here's to a successful March! :typing:
#151 - February 28, 2004, 12:31 PM

Uber Sparkly Poster
Poster Plus
Welcome, emi!  I'm glad you've finally come out of lurking.  We don't bite (except for maybe els or Jaina, and then, only when provoked) and we're always excited to see new people.  What age level and genre are you looking to write?  

Here's to a successful March.

Jen
#152 - February 28, 2004, 12:35 PM

els

Guest
Hi Emi!  Welcome!

Don't worry, I've had my rabies shot.  :P
#153 - February 28, 2004, 04:08 PM

Jaina

Guest
I haven't, but they keep me on a short leash these days.  >:(

Welcome!   :D
#154 - February 28, 2004, 06:52 PM

Owl Princess
Admins and Mods Emeriti
Poster Plus
  • *
  • SCBWI Member
  • SCBWI Region canadaeast
Hi, Emidrew. Take off your shoes and make yourself comfy. We've got some :EmoticonLickIceCream: waiting for you. Oh and I think there may be some  :cake: if Jaina didn't finish it.  
 
(Don't worry about me; I'm hopelessly  :werd .)
#155 - February 28, 2004, 08:27 PM
ANTIQUE PIANO & OTHER SOUR NOTES
http://decoowlpress.com

Barb  :owl

Website: http://barbaraetlin.com
Blog: http://owlsquill.blogspot.com

SusanIs

Guest
 :hug1: ;) :bubblebath:

Hi, I'm very new to this board. I wrote a picture book during the winter and am now trying to market it. I'm trying agents first rather than submit to publishers. I have an agent for my adult book (he hasn't sold it yet) but he doesn't represent children's books. So my task is to find an agent who doesn't mind only repping the material I write for children. One already rejected me (apparently for that reason) and I'm waiting to hear from another- it's only been two weeks since I figure he received it, but- I wonder if I should be submitting to more?

I'm sure I'll be here a lot now that I know this exists! SO cool!
#156 - March 01, 2004, 07:43 AM

els

Guest
welcome to the board, Susan!
#157 - March 01, 2004, 07:57 AM

Beck

Guest
Hi all,
       I am brand new to this site. Have visited the chat room twice
so far. My name is Becky, I live in West Michigan. I love to write for children. Alot of it is rhyming too. I also have alot of pieces
to a possible novel that I am trying to put together. I am a novice
at this, but have had some encouraging notes sent back to me
in several rejections. This is what spurs me on. :) It is so great to have found you all. :)

                                              Take care,
                                                       Becky
#158 - March 01, 2004, 11:41 AM

Admins and Mods Emeriti
Poster Plus
  • *
  • SCBWI Member
  • SCBWI PAL
  • SCBWI Region canorthcentral
Welcome, Becky! Hope to connect with you in chat sometime soon.

Cassandra
#159 - March 02, 2004, 01:53 PM

Member
Poster Plus
  • *
  • SCBWI Member
  • SCBWI PAL
  • SCBWI Region germanyaustria
  • SCBWI Regional Moderator
Hello all,
I've been lurking on this board for awhile. I use the internet to search for information about children's writing and 9 times out of 10 I get a link to this wonderful site.

So, now I start here! I find what I'm looking for... look around some more...read a bit more...and more...and more.

I've been a storyteller for a number of years. I love telling stories to children. I started writing full time in August.

I read to a group of 5 year olds on a weekly basis. English is a second language for them. (I live in Italy).

I love traveling, writing and reading to children.

I look forward to being part of this group.

Angela
#160 - March 10, 2004, 08:33 AM
The Safest Lie in stores now
The End of the Line - VOYA Top Shelf & YALSA Quick Pick
www.angelacerrito.com
FB/twtr/Tmblr AngelaCerrito

els

Guest
Welcome Becky and Angela!
#161 - March 10, 2004, 08:40 AM

Kimberly

Guest
Welcome to the boards Angela and Becky!
Enjoy, and jump right in! 8)
#162 - March 10, 2004, 10:33 AM

Welcome to all the newbies.  I'm new too.  

I look forward to reading more about you all.

Stephenie :)
#163 - March 10, 2004, 12:23 PM

Mistress of Mayhem
Member
Poster Plus
  • *
  • SCBWI Member
  • SCBWI PAL
  • SCBWI Region newengland
Welcome Stephenie, Becky, Angela, Emi, and Susan!
 :) ;) :D ;D 8)
#164 - March 10, 2004, 01:22 PM
Site - http://sruble.com
Twitter - http://twitter.com/StephanieRuble

picture book: EWE AND AYE (Disney-Hyperion)

Wow! Six pages in this thread now. We are growing daily, I believe! Welcome, everyone. Jump right into the pool. The water's fine!

Donna

:sing:
#165 - March 13, 2004, 09:22 PM

Admins and Mods Emeriti
Poster Plus
  • *
  • SCBWI Member
  • SCBWI RA
  • SCBWI PAL
  • SCBWI Region canadaeast
Hello to all you newbies.
Congrats on writing, subbing and getting ideas flowing again. This site is invaluable and Verla does a good job of keeping it up to date - even in the midst of writing, moving, school talks, conferences and her usual silly but painful mishaps. (we all love you Verla).
If you're just starting to write for kids you might want to check out the Children's Writer's and Illustrators Market. They have articles and publishers listed for kidlit.
See if you can find a critique buddy or group that you can exchange stories with before you send them out to the publishers. Make your story as good or better than the stuff already on the market.
Expect rejections but learn from them. Everyone gets rejections (almost). Sometimes they will be form letters and sometimes they'll have some info about your story.
Read a lot of books in your genre. You learn to write better books if you read more. Also reading a really good book will make you strive to write a better book.
Writing is a learning process you never stop learning.  
Never give up - it can take years to get published but if you give  up you'll never be published.
Most of all have fun, and don't let anyone tell you you're not a writer.

Alma
#166 - March 14, 2004, 06:43 AM
GG Finalist, Golden Oak award, CLA BofY Honor Book, Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz award, TD09 Finalist, Yalsa Quickpick, Stellar shortlist, MYRCA shortlist

susie

Guest
Hi, everyone, I don't think I introduced myself yet, so I thought I'd say hello and love this forum. I'm a 50+ writer, starting out at 40 when my back went out and started out writing about the pain from it. I've been writing ever since, seeing my dream come true to become published. I have my first love poetry e-book out which was a goal of mine. Hope you see all of your dreams come true.

Warm regards, susie :)
#167 - March 21, 2004, 05:44 PM

Hi Everyone,

Some of you might know me from yella.  I'm trying to trim my online time a bit, so that I can boost my writing time a bit, so....here I am!

This is such a great site - thank you Verla.

I write mainly picture books, and I'm venturing into a middle grade fantasy.

Hi Susie, and congratulations on your poetry book.  Way to go on meeting those goals.

Cynthia
#168 - March 22, 2004, 06:47 AM
http://rt19writers.blogspot.com/
AMAZING KITCHEN CHEMISTRY (Nomad 2008)
EXPLORE ROCKS AND MINERALS (Nomad 2009)
MAPPING AND NAVIGATION (Nomad 2013)

susie

Guest
Hi, Cynthia, thanks much for your kind post and for your congrats. Means a lot to me. That's super about your pb's. Hope they always get published. I sent my pb story to a publisher and keeping my fingers crossed for an acceptance. It had won a contest, so maybe there's hope for it (?)

warm regards, susie :)
#169 - March 22, 2004, 07:07 AM

Admins and Mods Emeriti
Poster Plus
  • *
  • SCBWI Member
  • SCBWI PAL
  • SCBWI Region canorthcentral
Yay! Cynthia is here! (She's a fabulous writer!) Welcome!!!

Welcome to Susie, too! Fingers are crossed for you!
#170 - March 22, 2004, 11:23 AM

Hi Susie, sorry if I misled you.  I write picture books, but I haven't gotten them published.  Yet.  ;D

Congratulations on winning a contest.  That's great!
#171 - March 22, 2004, 11:23 AM
http://rt19writers.blogspot.com/
AMAZING KITCHEN CHEMISTRY (Nomad 2008)
EXPLORE ROCKS AND MINERALS (Nomad 2009)
MAPPING AND NAVIGATION (Nomad 2013)

susie

Guest
Hi Cynthia & Cassandra, thanks so much for the warm welcome and  hope your pb's do get published.

warm regards, susie :)
#172 - March 22, 2004, 11:54 AM

Mistress of Mayhem
Member
Poster Plus
  • *
  • SCBWI Member
  • SCBWI PAL
  • SCBWI Region newengland
 :typing: Hi Susie, and Cynthia - welcome!
#173 - March 22, 2004, 12:26 PM
Site - http://sruble.com
Twitter - http://twitter.com/StephanieRuble

picture book: EWE AND AYE (Disney-Hyperion)

susie

Guest
Hi, Sruble, Thanks so much for the warm welcome. Your site is terrific.

warm regards, susie :)
#174 - March 22, 2004, 01:07 PM

Mistress of Mayhem
Member
Poster Plus
  • *
  • SCBWI Member
  • SCBWI PAL
  • SCBWI Region newengland
Thanks Susie - glad you're here!
#175 - March 22, 2004, 01:46 PM
Site - http://sruble.com
Twitter - http://twitter.com/StephanieRuble

picture book: EWE AND AYE (Disney-Hyperion)

Thank you sruble and Cassandra for your welcome.  Cassandra, you are a fabulous writer too.  Now if we can just get the editors to see our point of view.
#176 - March 22, 2004, 05:44 PM
http://rt19writers.blogspot.com/
AMAZING KITCHEN CHEMISTRY (Nomad 2008)
EXPLORE ROCKS AND MINERALS (Nomad 2009)
MAPPING AND NAVIGATION (Nomad 2013)

jph

Guest
Hi, all.  My name is Joyce, and I've been hanging around here and the yella board for a month or two now, occasionally posting, but mostly soaking up info.

I'm a stay-at-home mother of 3 girls, ages 5, 3 and 1.  I live in Maryland, outside D.C.  I started writing picture books last Spring for fun and subsequently decided to look into publishing.  I sent out my first round of queries in January, and ahve been elarning about both rejections and waiting.  Hmmm.

I also enjoy scrapbooking and am interested in genealogy, but these 2 hobbies have taken a back seat lately to writing and "boarding".  :)

Oh, and did I tell you my pbs are rhyming and animorphic?   :uhuh    But, they're really good - really!   :)

Anyway, thanks all for the warm welcome.  And, thank you Verla (and Douglas) for making this format available. 

Joyce
#177 - March 23, 2004, 08:33 AM

Welcome Joyce.  I don't know how you do it with little kids at home.  I felt like they sucked every ounce of energy out of me (along with every intelligent thought!)  Here's to keeping your sanity! :werd

Stephenie
#178 - March 23, 2004, 08:45 AM

jph

Guest
Thanks, Stephenie.  It can be a challenge with little kids around!  Naptimes and evenings are good.  And, I don't try to write novels!  :)

BTW, my youngest is named "Stephanie"!  I guess I've picked popular names - my others are Emily and Melody, and I've seen them both on this board, too. 


Thanks for the welcome.   :)
#179 - March 23, 2004, 08:51 AM

susan see

Guest
Hi, there!  My name is Susan - I live in the Ballard area in Seattle, Washington.  I did the romance novel thing for a couple of years, thinking it would be easy money (ha!), then decided to get honest and write what I wanted to write, so here I am - still unpublished, but having fun now.  Thank you to everyone on this board for your kind-spirited gifts of knowledge and guidance. 
#180 - March 24, 2004, 04:45 PM

Members:

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.