Sunday, August 21, 2011


I'm elbow deep in the middle of writing my first novel. This is something I've taken several runs at over the years but not until age forty one have I found my rhythm. I currently find myself about thirty thousand words deep in a half complete mystery cop fiction novel.

I hope to begin to connect with other fiction and mystery writers through this blog. Like most of you who write I'm finding that there is a wealth of information out there about getting your first book in the hands of a publisher. However, I like the personal touch. I want to hear from people like you who have hands on experience with your own ups and downs of writing. I love to hear the war stories of people who have the audacity to pour their heart out on the blank page. Please feel free to tell me your victories and successes as well as your disappointments, frustrations and failures. I want to hear it all. From conception of an idea to the birth of a brand new baby book. Send me your rejection stories, your repeated attempts at getting published. If you care to share let me know what to expect, what to watch out for and what to NEVER EVER do.

My hope is that you can help steer me in the "write" direction. Sorry, I know that was bad. Not sure it even qualifies for a pun. But, my sincere hope is that i can in turn help other aspiring writers in this murky process of putting pen to paper and then paper to publisher. I'm asking you to "write all wrongs" so we can all learn together some simple things not to do in the writing process. I'm new at this so feel free to guide me to the best place to openly communicate about the struggles of writing.

Thanks ahead for the help. I look forward to what you have to say.

Hoping to write all wrongs,

Jim Parker

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