Monday, October 1, 2012

A Writer's Struggle

Ms. J.J. Pennfur
by Penny

I'm J.J Pennyfur, the Furriest and smallest member of the Pen and Ink blog team. Most humans call me Penny.

I am an aspiring children's book writer. My first love is YA.

In spite of being a single mother with six small children, I managed to finish my manuscript in time to go to the SCBWI Summer Conference for a critique of my first pages.

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I was pretty nervous, this being my first conference. I hoped for words of advice and support from my fellow writers. And I got them. (You will note that many of these word's are addressed to my picture. I had a problem with my baby sitter and had to leave for a while. But I made it back in time for my critique)

Thanks to all the writers who supported me: Betty Birney, Christopher Cheng, Judy Enderle, Jody Feldman, Christina Diaz Gonzales, Stephanie Jacob Gordon, Jo S. KittingerAmy Goldman Koss, Greg Neri, Alexis O'Neill, Claudia Pearson,Yuki, Yoshino, and Paula Yoo.

And special thanks to Linda Pratt, agent extraordinaire for my manuscript consultation.

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18 comments:

  1. Wow! I think you're amazing being a single mom six kids and finishing a manuscript. And blogging here. And going to the SCBWI conference. You're an inspiration to the rest of us.

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  2. Hi Natalie--

    After having spent numerous hours on the wheel and in the ball, I have to say, it seems like a walk in the park!

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  4. Penny, Keep us updated on your progress. Believe!

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    1. Penny says, "Thanks Judy!" The Inkies say, thanks for playing along. We had a blast!

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  5. Penny, I hope your book got a good review in Los Angeles. You're so photogenic, maybe they'll make a movie of it.

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    1. Hi Barbara--

      We saw you entered the Jennifer Bosworth 'Struck' contest. Good luck and we're sure Penny's gonna be a big hit in L.A.

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    1. Susan--

      So glad you liked it! Thanks for stopping by. See you next year at the big shindig.

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    1. Hi Sarah Lynn--

      Penny says, "Thanks for the compliment" or it might have been, "Get me a carrot". My hamster is not that good yet.

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  8. Ah, the goal of many an author! The kids obviously ate it up and asked for more!

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  9. Penny, the reviews will never be complete if yo keep nibbling the pages. Honestly, do hamsters ever listen?

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  10. Hey, Penny, I am rooting for you! Also, lookin' good in the lion's space. That should be your permanent home!

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    1. Hi Nancy--

      Thanks for stopping by. Penny appreciates all your support and we do too!

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