3 S.R. Johannes: Successful Writer's Journeys - You can do it too!

Monday, March 29, 2010

Successful Writer's Journeys - You can do it too!

Elana Johnson has organized some interviews of writers who've traveled down this long and winding road toward publication. Some have agents. Some of them have book deals.

They've "made" it.

I will be featured on Beth Revis blog this Friday!

Here are some other blogs participating:

Click here for more inspiration: Lisa and Laura Roecker, Leah Clifford, Victoria Schwab, Kirsten Hubbard, Susan Adrian, Dawn Metcalf, Kim Harrington, Carrie Harris, Amy Holder, Kathy McCullough, Suzette Saxton and Bethany Wiggins, Gretchen McNeil and Tiffany Schmidt.

As Elana says, "Everyone involved is hoping this series will inspire you, provide a beam of hope along your way, and really prove that you CAN succeed in this crazy business. You CAN go from slush-pile-nothing to agented writer to published author."

Yes YOU!

27 comments:

Sharon Mayhew said...

Looks like you guys have organized another winning series! Good job!

TerryLynnJohnson said...

Way to go, I'll look for you. I'm on Beth's blog on Thursday!

TerryLynnJohnson said...

I mean on Tuesday - tomorrow I think. Whew, where does the time go.
And love your marketing posts btw!

storyqueen said...

I think this is the coolest idea evah!!

I can't wait to read your interview!

Shelley

Tara McClendon said...

What fun! I'll have to check it out.

Lisa and Laura said...

The only problem with this whole thing is that I'm spending ALL my time on the web reading these interviews!

Tamika: said...

This is the best encouragement for a newbie like me! Thanks ladies!

PJ Hoover said...

I adore hearing success stories!

~Jamie said...

I'm tomorrow on Elana's blog, and with all this hype, I'm a little ascared :)

Susan R. Mills said...

I certainly hope we can make it from the slush pile! I'm banking on it!

Christina Farley said...

This should be fun!

Yvonne said...

I will be reading. Thanks for the tip. I hope that some day there will be a reason to interview me.:)

Jemi Fraser said...

I read a few of the posts last night - very cool and definitely inspiring! :)

Bish Denham said...

I'm reading and looking forward to more!

jdcoughlin said...

I have been going around reading these, too. I love them! I love hearing what's happened recently, and not so recently, to writers I have been blogging with over the years. It is so inspiring!

~Nicole Ducleroir~ said...

Hi Shelli! I love your blog and have signed on as a follower. I don't write YA, I'm more of a literary/commercial fiction writer, but I live outside Atlanta so we have that in common :)

Looking forward to reading more from you!

Paul C said...

Good to see the stages of writing and publishing revealed with a wealth of experiences.

Natalie Aguirre said...

What a great idea. Hopefully we'll get some helpful tips and inspiration. I could use that right now. Can't wait to read your interview.

Kerri C at CK Farm said...

woohoo for inspiration! What fun reading all these great interviews!

Elana Johnson said...

Ah! Thanks for the linkage Shelli. Can't wait to read your interview. :) :)

M Pax said...

It does help to hear all of these stories.

Anyone have any advice on doing face-to-face pitches with agents?

Portia said...

I'm loving Elana's series so far!

beth said...

:) I'm so excited to have you! :)

disobedientwriter said...

Thanks for the inspiration - I need it wherever I can get it!

Faith Imagined said...

I will definitely check it out!

Jennie Englund said...

You and Elana are an awesome team! Did you two meet up at a conference, or elsewhere, or are you just amazing cyber BFs?

Shelli (srjohannes) said...

thanks guys -


Jennie - you're funny. I do think elana and are are indred spirits in some sense but we are totally BFFs (blogger buds) - weve NEVER met but we hope to this summer in LA.