Tuesday, June 24, 2008

So I have news.....

Dear Diary,
Well this is a couple of days over due but I still wanted to share it with you...So I was at work minding my own business and trying to get finished when my cel phone started buzzing to let me know I had a text message. I stopped what I was doing and opened it and it was an email to one of the anthology projects that I submitted a short story to...and she wrote me to tell me that my short story had been accepted for their project!
I was so excited that I wanted to practically run around at my job but I kept my cool...all those people wouldn't have understood anyway....
It feels so good to be involved with a anthology with someone who I consider a trailblazer in the Literary world and I feel honored to have my work recognized. The anthology won't be out until next year but that's still right around the corner...

I will make sure I keep you updated because I know you're nosy just like me! lol

Until next time,
Jessica A. Robinson
I'm on my way!!!

Saturday, June 7, 2008

The leap of faith!!!

So I've done it...I've stepped out and done something that I've been afraid to do for so long and I know you're probably wondering what I'm talking about. I've started to submit my manuscript to some publishing companies and get some feedback on what I am to do next. For those who are reading this and think that I just finished writing my manuscript a couple of days ago well that can't be anymore from the truth. The truth is I finished writing my novel Holy Seduction in the fall of 2007 and haven't really proceeded to do anything or move forward until now. I guess you can say that I was a little nervous about sending it out and hearing what people have to say about my baby but now I am to the point where I want to know what they're going to say. I've been preparing myself for rejections because I know they will come and I have been excited about the number of people who will love my work (because I believe that it's a great story). I am ready to move forward with this whole process and I'm tired of hearing everyone else's negative comments because I'm trying to move along with this. I'm very excited to be entering this phase of the literary process and with this process comes alot of patience because now i have to wait and see what they will say. Either their answers will be yes or no but I'm glad that at least I took this brave step and submitted my story. So stayed tuned to my diary as I travel through the wonderful process of the waiting game...the wonderful world of submissions.

Until next time,
Jessica aka Lyric

Thursday, June 5, 2008

I'm new to this...

Hello everyone!
This is my first time posting on my new blog so I figure that I would introduce myself. My name is Jessica "Lyric" Robinson and I am an aspiring author. I have recently completed my first novel which is called Holy Seduction and I am very excited! Writing this novel has been a true process and has definitely been something has allowed me to learn alot about myself. I decided to start this blog fairly early in my literary journey because I feel it's important to share with everyone the entire process and hopefully someone will be able to gain some insight. I can't wait to share with you as I embark on my literary journey and I hope you stay tuned because this will definitely be interesting!