Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Wednesday September, 13 2006

Yay, I finally heard from the very nice woman who read my vampire story. I was going to submit it somewhere else because I didn't think she was interested. But I was wrong, she contacted this afternoon and told me that she is behind in submissions but she is still very interested in my work!!! I can't believe this, this really might be it. First I am going to be published in a London mag for my poetry now someone is very interested in my book. Hell Yea!! Thats what I am talking about. So, I am just going to continue working on the second half of my vampire story and hopefully you will all be able to read it very soon. I have 3 stories that are all ready to go too. Now should I submit them somewhere else or what? I dont know this is all so new to me but it very exciting as well. I want to really thank all the beautifulpeople that helped me through this process and kept my hope alive. Kelley, my loving sister, thank you so much for all your support. I love you girl. Susan, to you my wonderful friend, thank you so much for all your advice, it was you that gave me the advice to send my poetry over sea for that I can not truly thank you enough. To the rest of you that have posted such wonderful supportive comments,thank you all and I will never forget yall. This is a glorious day(even though it is cold as hell)hahaha My love and respect to all. Raven

Monday, September 11, 2006

yay!!! Goods news has finally come

Wow! today is a good day.I have sent some of my poetry off over seas(Thank you very much,Susan!!) Today in the mal I got a letter saying that a mag in London wants to publish some of my stuff!!! what!? that is totally kool!! I am so happy! I can not believe it! I wasn't having the best day and now I am. Ilove writing poetry and I am so glad that I sent off that stuff. Now I will send off more. Poetry rulez!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Ok This might be it!

Alright just like in the last post. I did tweak my story last night and resubmitted it. I just got another email back and she said and I quote, " Wow Raven. I will be in touch, dear writer." Did she just call me a writer?! Are you serious. I am so happy that I cant even stand it! I don't want to get overly excited and then be let down,but I have a big smile on my face and honestly it feels good. I am proud of myself and proud of my work. I just had to tell someone!! WoooHooo

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

A Good Start

Hello Fellow writers, How are yall on this beautiful Wednesday afternoon? Well, today is a weird day because I got a reply from one of the stories I wrote.Yes, it came back like the other one but this time the lady said that she would re read it if I tweaked it more. Funny because I don't even remember sending this out. I went back into my story and read it and I found it was good but not the best I could have done. I was happy to be finished but to me it could have been so much better. I have been working on this story now I get this reply back saying if I tweak send it back and maybe it will happen for me. Merit! She said my story has MERIT! I love it, that makes me so happy. So when I am done I will send it back in and cross your fingers, the awesome journey of mine just might goto the next level. I have a question where can I go for someone to critique my work? Happy writing everyone!!

Monday, September 04, 2006

Shameless plug!!

"Dream Man"
By: Kelley Vitollo
September 8th
Forbidden Publications
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Remembering September 3

I made it through another year and what a year it has been.
As of last night it has been 4 years since I lost my mother. Every year it does it a tad bit easier but the pain of losing her is still haunting my heart. I try to smile and be strong but inside I feel lost and weak still,as if it just happened and I can not see my way through the darkness.
I miss her so much. I struggle everyday, the stresses of daily life, but nothing compares to her lost. I feel bad, I lost my father recently and it just doesnt feel the same way. I loved him, but my mother was my rock, my support, my everything, my daughter's everything. How can I even explain to my youngest who has never even had the chance to see her, how can I explain how much she loved him?
I try not to think about everything that happened that faithful day 4 years ago.
I just try to live each day and love as much as I can, everyday because I know that tomorrow is not promised to anyone.
It was funny, I got my first few rejections(yup more than one. But not for my poetry,I have to become a better romance/erotica writer) and it didn't stun me but hurt me. It tried to dent my armour, this business is like modleing, it hurts when your on the outside looking in,but once your apart it, it is the best part ever. Being published makes a person feel that they have achieved something in thier lives and that thier writing means something to someone besides themselves. I started going over my work line by line changing,re writing, adding more detail. I will do this, I have promised myself because I want my mother to look down upon me and say That I finally made my mark. I want my kids to be able to say my mother is a writer and it means something. I know this field is not easy to break into and I know it takes work to achieve any goal or dream.
So watch out world, I am coming and then reap the whirldwind because I am a writer right now published or not!