This is my Literary Journal. I started blogging in 2009. This is my way to navigate as a writer and deal with the personal and professional obstacles that come with the pursuit of your dreams.
All these post, including poll questions, and Interviws can be found on my blog "Beginning Again..." www.elizabethfunderbirk.blogspot.com .
|Posted on October 12, 2013 at 5:00 PM||comments (0)|
"Begin Again as often as you need to in order to stay on track spiritually..."
Don't call it a come back.... I never left. I have taken a hiatus though. Some much needed time to examine what I have accomplished, the road I took, what are my plans going further, what is my ultimate goal, and how to improve on it all... *sighs* I have antagonized ove...Read Full Post »
|Posted on January 16, 2012 at 1:25 AM||comments (0)|
When I wrote my first two novels I had no idea about pages/word count. I just wrote the story I needed to tell. Because of that I was able to convey the emotions and tell the story thoroughly. Now, that I know more about what goes into making a book publish ready, my eyes constantly go to the page number. I feel like I am in a crunch to complete the story in a a certain amount of pages. smh.... I have to get out of my own head and just allow the story to play ou...Read Full Post »
|Posted on December 31, 2011 at 4:20 AM||comments (0)|
New Years day 2009, I finally decided to stop making excuses as to why I can not pursue my dreams to become a writer. At this point I had written stories but only for myself, never with the intent to become published. Mostly because I thought it just a dream. I was told it was an unrealistic goal and I need to focus my energy on more important things. I allowed those words mixed with my own doubt, that I could never meet the level of the authors that I love read...Read Full Post »
|Posted on December 19, 2011 at 4:20 AM||comments (0)|
As a reader I fell in love with the ability to get so lost in a story that you become invested in the characters. Since finally deciding to pursue my dream to be a writer, I have a new found respect for the detail, research, and work that goes into building a story, Developing the characters, using description to place the reader inside the pages. I take this seriously and prayerfully as I grow and continue on this path, so will my skills to accomplish all these...Read Full Post »
|Posted on October 21, 2011 at 5:15 AM||comments (0)|
The "TORN" series started with "Love TORN Asunder" the relationship drama that has so many twist and turns, it was impossible to lay the book down. NEXT to be released will be "....Bitter Sweet Conclusions". If the first book had you fired up, then this book will definitely spread the flames. Coming the end of this month!!! Following in the series will be "Devine Intervention" and "In HER Words" . This series is Serious, Sensual, Raw, Tu...Read Full Post »
|Posted on August 23, 2011 at 5:05 AM||comments (0)|
Three Things I Have Learned Since Becoming A Published Author....
There are so many things that come to mind when I contemplate the knowledge I have gained since beginning my literary journey. Most of the articles I write in my Literary Journal “Trials, Tribulations, and Torn” are about my path to get on the shelves. Now, that I have rightfully obtained the moniker “Published Author&...Read Full Post »
|Posted on June 14, 2011 at 4:55 AM||comments (0)|
More Insight on Self Publishing, Traditional Publishing & Independent Publishing!
They all can be tricky and really depends on what you plan to put into it and your immediate goal.
Self Publish: Means that you will publish the book through a service that provides an ISBN number. When and if you decide to pull the book and Publish a diff...Read Full Post »
|Posted on May 10, 2011 at 4:50 AM||comments (0)|
"Love TORN Asunder" has been released! Whew.... The official date was the 30th of April. I am truly Blessed to have made it to this point. You can place an order on my website "Literary Liz Writes" www.LiteraryLiz.com. With each order I will include an special THANK YOU gift from me to you. Also there will be NO shipping cost added to you order.
This road although bumpy has many re...Read Full Post »
|Posted on December 27, 2010 at 3:40 AM||comments (0)|
This is an exciting and scary experience.
Although I have found a company that I feel will assist me on the next step in my Journey... There is STILL alot of work to be done.Now more then before I have to utilize my networking and get the word out about my soon to be released novel and Blog.
Because this is so important to me, I can't drop t...Read Full Post »
|Posted on November 25, 2010 at 3:35 AM||comments (0)|
I loathed myself... I didn t know anyone that hated themselves as much as I did... I hid it so well... I am sure that I revealed my secreat a time or two under the guise of disguise... But... the sacaszim that ripped through the atmospher from my tougue that was dripping with lies all flowed from a mouth that was lined with a smile...
I had to play it close to ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on September 19, 2010 at 4:30 AM||comments (0)|
...So I have been making some head way in my Book Publishing Quest... Although NOTHING has been finalized. I am feeling more confident... Mind you I may still be on the hunt for a publishing company. I am just realizing that the fear that I started with has slowly but surely diminished as time passed on and I keep pushing on.
When I began this process and I mean all way back to when I first started to ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on August 13, 2010 at 4:25 AM||comments (0)|
Well... I am at the point where I have finally submitted my Manuscript "Love TORN Asunder" to a publishing company. Still waiting to get word back. This has me on edge.. waiting to see if someone likes your work. The work you have poured your heart into. (((sighs))) Well this is the path I choose by deciding not to self publish.
I have looked it the work they have done... and needless to say ( since I...Read Full Post »
|Posted on July 20, 2010 at 4:15 AM||comments (0)|
So my battle as of late is writing a Synopsis for my Manuscript " Love TORN Asunder" . When I sat down I was like this should be simple. Right? All I have to do is summarize my a Book that I have written and high light what I think the reader will be interested in... Boy was I wrong. This process is alot more in depth then I originally anticipated.
I have been writing and re-writing tryin...Read Full Post »
|Posted on June 11, 2010 at 4:10 AM||comments (0)|
"Begin again as often as you need to in order to stay on track spiritually..."
I have to say this to myself when it seems I have tried EVERYTHING and NOTHING works out just the way I planned!
I have been off my game because I hit a massive wall in taking the next step with my Manuscript " Love TORN Asunder". I thought I was on the fas...Read Full Post »
|Posted on May 4, 2010 at 4:10 AM||comments (0)|
This Man makes me Feel...
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|Posted on March 30, 2010 at 4:05 AM||comments (0)|
I have come to you all with all that I have been going through in order to get my Manuscript edited, published and circulated to the masses. Well, if you have been keeping up with my Journey through this Blog you know that I have been in contact with an editor that was refered to me. She is wonderful. However we did suffer through a break down in communication. Mostly due to my lack of technical knowledge. When she advised that maybe this project required time t...Read Full Post »
|Posted on January 9, 2010 at 2:45 AM||comments (0)|
Since my last visit to Trials, Tribulations and Torn, there have been a few very good things that have happened. One being that the Lord blessed me and my family and brought us into the New year...and if you are reading this, He did the same for you. Another being that my move is set to take place the beginning of this week. My kids and I couldn't be happier. And the last one for now is that I am currently working with an editor. We have communicated several tim...Read Full Post »
|Posted on October 26, 2009 at 3:30 AM||comments (0)|
Refreshed, Restored, and Refocused....That's How I am feeling after spending the weekend with my family in NYC. I needed the time away...so I could get my mind in a state where it was ready for all the upcoming plans that I have. Now that my book is all but finished I know that the hard work is truly coming. I am so proud that this part of my project it finished. There is something rewarding about what I have before me. That feeling alone is so worth it! I am go...Read Full Post »
|Posted on July 28, 2009 at 1:00 AM||comments (0)|
Getting My Feet Wet...
When I started this process I had no idea all that it would entail. I thought to myself... write a book then send it to a publisher. From there it would be edited, printed , and released. Well it's not that simple. I am learning that now. Besides all the things that I have to figure out in order to have my book published there are personal hurdles that I have to climb. I am up f...Read Full Post »
|Posted on July 26, 2009 at 1:50 AM||comments (0)|
This is my very first blog. I decided to start this blog to accompany my very first Novel. YAY... Writing a book has always been a dream of mine. I was just too nervous to actually start it. What if I was no good? What if I wrote this book and thought it was wonderful and every publisher that I sent it to hated it? Could I deal with that rejection? So I always put it on the back burner. I never shared this dream with anyone because I knew that I wasn't going to ...Read Full Post »