Valentines Day update


Happy Valentines Day all just thought I would give you an update. My day job today is delivering for edible arrangements. It is a happy delivery. I see why people like doing flowers or these things.

My hubby got me for Christmas as a replacement gift .  James Scott Bell’s online software called the knockout novel based on his great selling book Plot and Structure. I have been working with it on my first police novel. It HAS really opened up my characters and let’s me think of what I need to put in my novel.

The software is in junction with the writing online site. www hiveword.com
which is free. But to get the James Scott Bell perspective. It cost 49.00 dollars and worth every penny. It is some thing I will use over and over again. So I like the way it brings new ideas to you. Along with helping you develop your character’s fully.

So you might want to check it out.

I want to thank James Scott Bell for  developing this wonderful tool.

Again Happy Valentines Day. Be safe and stay warm.

New author no support.


I stay in contact with one or two younger authors that are just starting out. One asked me not to use her name she has her contract but has not picked the name she is using to publish under yet. And the second woman like me Isn’t worried about things.

The debate in question was and I quote “Why is it so hard for new authors to get  reviews to help them out. Jane told me that she can’t even get her sister to read her book. And Terri (the lady with the contract) said that she had lots of critique  buddies so she has lots of review help.

In my own experience I seem to have people that are buying my book but don’t want to help by putting up a review? I have even gone as far as (like any author) and bought the books and sent the books out for review and still nothing.

Jane believes that it is because family don’t want to believe that the person has done well. Terri thinks it’s pure shock that a new author has got the contract to begin with.

Well I don’t have critique partners because I drove semi and  never got to join a critique group because I never felt it was right that someone would help me and then me not be able to participate fully with the group.

So how does one motivate people to review?
Time money and effort or pure tenacity?

Thoughts, discussion or how about a mud flinging contest?

Jealousy, (Or so called showing support.)


Recently as you all know I joined the family of published authors at Boroughs publishing Group. I have been doing my best to show my support to all the Boroughs Family. But I have to tell you what happened to me.

I was contacted by a woman from another publishing company. I have known her for better than ten years. Who gave me a stern talking to because She didn’t think I had any right what so ever to be supporting anyone.1.) because it wasn’t in Christian publishing, and I had better realize that If I didn’t write Christian fiction I would never get anywhere with my career. I was informed that it didn’t do anyone any good to support members of their publishing group. Because no one ever showed any love back. “They don’t encourage any one they are just out for themselves.”

Well excuse me. But I’m taking exception to this. I told the woman that I was sorry that she felt left out. But was it really the support she objected to or the fact she was jealous because someone had gotten the recognition she thought it should have been hers.

People Lets face fact there is enough respect to go around. It doesn’t matter whether its Christian, thrillers, horror or poetry. We all have to pull together. I’ll be honest sure I’d like to have more attention by my fellow authors. However, I have to earn that right.

No One likes being left out. But this isn’t High School. Professionalism is important in our work. So we all need to act like one. This is a career that has to be worked constantly. So To whoever has won an award, got their name in a news letter, Newspaper, or Just needs a “Atta Boy”. You have one from me. PLEASE PAY IT FORWARD.

Grease Stains and Love Songs is officially Published.


I announced a little over a week ago that I had a big announcement.  The Short Story Grease Stains and Love Songs is officially on Sale.

Grease Stains & Love Songs

by Gwyn Weyant A would-be Country & Western songwriter learns that appearances can be deceiving, which true love already knows.

It is available on www.allromanceebooks.com , www.boroughspublishinggroup.com  , www.amazon.com Please come check out this wonderful story.

Dreams Really do Come True. So Please go to Amazon and Hit Like on Grease Stains and Love Songs.

Past American Christian Fiction Writers Conferences.


This weekend the AMERICAN CHRISTIAN FICTION WRITERS CONFERENCE was held in Dallas. It would have been my third one of these to go to. But because of a lifestyle change it was not possible for me to go this year.

So here is my blog on my previous experience at these events.  My first conference was at Indianapolis. A great experience. I went to classes by Tracie and Jim Peterson and Kaye Dacus.

Rachelle Gardner taught me enough about a fifteen minute pitch to get my manuscript asked for by Mary Sue Seymour. She ended up passing on the manuscript but taught me what to expect. “She told me that publishing takes a long long time.” Those words are forever burned in my memory.

I met James Scott Bell and have bought everything he has out on writing. Jeff Gerke’s book “How to write Christian Fiction.” sits on my bookshelf as well.

I had my first critque done by Jill Williams, which provided my first real professional encouragement.  When I walked in I was nervous and scared, Brandlyn Collins and Debby Mayne offered encouragement to a first writing that was seriuosly thinking about giving up writing. “Thank you Debby for that two and a half hour mentoring session. You are a gracious lady for taking that time with me.”

Cara Putman took time to pray with me before my first agent meeting with Terry Burns. “Thank you Cara. You have a precious little boy.”

Mr. Terry Burns you are joy , you helped a first time writer and taught her so much in just a few short minutes. You were also kind to let me talk with you at last years conference. Wish I could have been there to say hello this year.

There are others that I can’t begin to name them all Keli Gwyn, Joyce Hart, Tamela Hancock Murray, Steve Laub,

I can only Thank you for all your help and pray I will see you back in Indianapolis next year.  You have all helped me become a published author.Along with christian fellowship that is often so needed.

Blessings

Exciting news.


After much praying,crying and debate. I feel I am ready to go a head with my own website. Just how or what format I am going to use is still up for debate. ( anyone want to flip the coin?) 

That means things are going to change shortly. When the grand unveiling comes to into being. I’ll let you know.

It may not happen until much later in the year. I have a lot going on with the book coming into play for Boroughs, editing of a novel is taking place. I have six weeks left of school starting next Monday. Plus an externship and certification all by the end of November. How did time fly so fast. (Also that does not include job hunting.)

So please expect major changes in my blogs and my website.

May God bless and keep you.

GOD BLESS AMERICA


I am AMERICAN. AND MAY ANY BODY WHO DOESN’T LIKE IT. TAKE A FLYING FLIP.

I AM ALSO A CHRISTIAN I WILL PRAISE GOD, I WILL SAY JESUS AND THE DEMOCRATS CAN TAKE ANOTHER FLYING LEAP OR DEAL WITH IT.

THIS COUNTRY HAS LOST SIGHT ON THE FACT THAT THIS NATION WAS BUILT BECAUSE OF PERSECUTION. WE LEFT ENGLAND BECAUSE THE KING TRIED TO TELL US HOW TO WORSHIP.

NOW OUR OWN GOVERNMENT IS TRYING TO TAKE GOD AWAY FROM US AGAIN.

STOP THEM IN THERE TRACKS. VOTE NO TO THE DEMOCRATS. GIVE THEM A MESSAGE THAT WE WILL KEEP OUR RIGHTS TO WORSHIP ANYWAY WE SEE FIT.