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Literary Rambles!

I was the featured guest blogger today on Literary Rambles, a website dedicated to the craft of writing.  Check it out!


My blog posting (tip #143) was all about finding time to write while balancing the rest of life.  I got some really interesting comments in returns.  One person talked about keeping a voice activated recorder in her car, so that when she thought of a good writing idea or some lines of text, she could just start saying them into the recorder.  Then some software automatically changed the voice recording to text and sent it to her computer.  Pretty awesome idea!

3 Comments on Literary Rambles!

  • AmyMak says:
    September 19, 2012 at 10:39 am

    Hi Rory,
    I clicked over here from Literary Rambles, and while I don’t have advice for you (I have four kids and pretty much balance my writing the same way you do) I wanted to tell you how completely amazed I am at your webiste – wow! It’s so professional and warm. Nice work. I hope you land that lit agent soon! I know it’s a long haul. I have a manuscript in the hands of an agent right now and am balancing between hope and an Eeyore persona.

    Keep up your writing and good luck with the balancing act!


  • girl101 says:
    September 19, 2012 at 11:58 am

    Thanks so much, Amy! My friend, Ron, at Preactive Marketing made my website for me. I hope I land an agent soon too. But like all the professionals say, keep writing at the same time as trying to find an agent. So I’m also just finishing a first draft of a YA contemporary novel too.

    What do you write? What is your manuscript? And congratulatons on getting the whole thing requested by an agent. That’s a big step!



  • Sindhu Vijayasarathy says:
    November 30, 2012 at 11:45 am

    Hi Rori: Thanks for the guest post on Literary Rambles. I too get most of my ideas when I’m on the road, stuck in traffic or in the shower! Anyway, good luck with your agent search. I’ve had a few requests for one of my YA manuscripts, but it didn’t go anywhere. One agent hasn’t gotten back to me in more than six months. In March one of my MG novels was accepted by a publisher in India, but I haven’t heard back from them since, so I don’t know if they still want to pursue the project. I find that quite often, publishers and agents don’t always subscribe to the same level of professionalism that they expect from writers. Anyway, I’ve decided to self publish one of my MG novels and am working with a professional artist for the illustrations and book cover. Hope you have better luck!


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