It's been an incredibly hard hurdle to get back into writing. I had my third child in October 2013. I was even on bed rest near the end of my pregnancy because the baby just decided it would be time to come at 30 weeks instead of full-term. Luckily I didn't have a preemie. I also was in online school and being a mom all from the couch. Even after having #3, I did a lot of parenting of the older two from the couch because of breastfeeding, and the fact that #3 didn't like being put down...AT ALL!
Anyway, after a few grueling semesters, being a parent, and supporting my husband through his crazy new work schedule after being promoted, and a billion new story ideas, I am diving back into writing.
Now, I saw a wonderful blog with keys to submitting a query to have your own story read by a publisher or an agent. In it, there was one thing that stuck out in my mind that is so true these days: KNOW HOW TO USE TECHNOLOGY! People who you want to represent you as an agent, or to publish your story want to know if you're connected with anyone out there in the cyber world. They want to see you for you and how you are with others online because, let's face it, it's truly a techno world these days. Some days I feel like Skynet will take over and we'll be nothing but worthless shells whose stories are left on pages for the robots to read on their own. Then again, because of technology, there are wonderful things about it (like connecting with you), and there are things that can cause problems in actual real life relationships.
So, for now, I will leave you the link for the page I read by Sherry Ficklin about submitting your stories to be published, and I will come back later to chat!
Get out there and do some writing!
Surviving the Slush Pile by Sherry Ficklin