Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Entry # 180 - "Taking A Busy Break"

Photo Credit - Jim Wilson - from Hawaii - September 2013
For the next week or so I will be taking a "Busy Break" - a term I use when I really need to focus on a major writing and editing project.  
I am closely editing my story collection and preparing it to send to a particular editor for another round of final refinement. So I won't be checking email and Facebook but once each day for the next ten days while I'm deeply immersed in this process. I don't plan to post any new additions to my blog and will sparely comment on anything on Facebook during this time. I have promised myself that this collection is going out into the world before the end of the year.
I hope to have the collection published under the title: Mermaids and Other Stories.          More about this later.

Photo Credit - Jan Bowman -  April 2013
About Jan Bowman

Jan Bowman’s fiction has appeared in numerous publications including, Roanoke Review, Big Muddy, The Broadkill Review, Third Wednesday, Minimus, Buffalo Spree (97), Folio, The Potomac Review, Musings, Potato Eyes and others. Glimmer Train named a recent story as Honorable Mention in the November 2012 Short Story Awards for New Writers. Winner of the 2011 Roanoke Review Fiction Award, her stories have been nominated for Pushcart Prizes, Best American Short Stories, a Pen/O’Henry award and a recent story was a finalist in the 2013 Phoebe Fiction Contest; another was a 2012 finalist in the “So To Speak” Fiction Contest. She is working on two collections of short stories while shopping for a publisher for a completed story collection. She has nonfiction publications in Trajectory and Pen-in-Hand. She writes a weekly blog of “Reflections” on the writing life and posts regular interviews with writers and publishers.   Learn more at www.janbowmanwriter.com or
visit blog:  http://janbowmanwriter.blogspot.com