Gearing Up To Get An Agent!

I’m participating in this blogfest, run by Deana Barnhart, author and super supporter of other writers!

There are a number of ‘events’ happening over the next month, including pitch contests, but step one is to answer the following questions and to give a quick and dirty bio. So here goes…

Me on Me!

I’m 3 weeks away from my 40th birthday and am one of those annoying people who is actually excited about it. I’m also mom to a beautiful, brilliant and precocious 4-year-old daughter (and to the sweetest labradoodle), happy wife for 7 years and counting, a freelance writer, and a 9-year cancer survivor. In my spare time I run, bake, read, and write fiction — I’m in the querying process for book #1 and just started book #2, so I officially have a WIP (cue cheering!). One day (soon) I hope to be represented and published, and the plan is to keep writing until that day comes. Nice to meet you! { Also, I overuse exclamations ! and smiley faces : ) }

Where do you write? Absolutely everywhere! Kitchen table, backyard, couch, coffee shops…basically wherever I can find a spot for my laptop, I write.

Quick. Go to your writing space, sit down and look to your left. What is the first thing you see? My 4-year-old’s tin tea set and her Baby Alive doll. Oh, and my 4-year-old. This is my life : )

Favorite time to write? I prefer super early in the morning (5:30am – I have an early riser).

Drink of choice while writing? Coffee in the a.m. / Wine in the p.m.

When writing , do you listen to music or do you need complete silence? This is why I like writing in coffee shops – I like some white noise. I find a completely silent house distracting!

What was your inspiration for your latest manuscript and where did you find it? A conversation I had with a source when I was researching a magazine feature, and my own personal experience.

What’s your most valuable writing tip? Every writer should read two books, in my opinion: The Elements of Style (Strunk & White), and On Writing by Stephen King. Hands down the best out there!

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Karma is a happy mom and wife, award-winning freelance writer / journalist, and author, who thinks a strong cup of coffee can cure all. She's represented by Carolyn Forde at Westwood Creative Artists. Her debut novel is coming from MIRA Books (Harlequin), Fall 2015. Follow her at @WriterKarma for real-time one-liners about writing, motherhood, and how she's making it all happen.

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