Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Sorry for the Late Instalment

Me and technology do not go hand in hand, if we were walking down the street together, it would be on the other side of the road, ignoring me.

I do feature on other sites, if you want a more regular update from me and to find links to my work, you can find them all on my wordpress site. http://www.ellagrey.wordpress.com

Okay, here it is.

I get this uncontrollable sense of glee when my eshorts make an appearance on bestsellers lists. I never thought my writing would be popular, and sometimes I think that's the best way to be a writer.

You should write for yourself, something that you'd enjoy reading. If you don't have high hopes that you won't be disappointed.

But sometimes you need a little faith.

You need someone to believe in you when you don't believe in yourself. This is why I think editors and fellow writers are so important.

A little over a year ago I meet Nick Valentino (writer of the Thomas Riley steampunk novel) on myspace and through him I started to work with Echelon Press on my first novella 'What a Way to Start the Day'. All it took was for one person to believe in me, and in the space of 1 year I've had six eshorts published.

I know eventually I'd get published, but due to one person, it happened so much quicker and now I work with a bunch of people who all have faith in me.

4 comments:

Kimber An said...

There you are! Yes, there's nothing like that first break, that first person to give you a chance. It's unforgettable.

Seleste deLaney said...

That support system is amazing and sooooo necessary. I actually dedicated a book (by the other me) to the person who took me under her wing and then whacked me with said wing until I got off my butt and did something about my dreams. Not sure if she even reads dedication pages (LOL) but I couldn't ignore the one person who was so insanely instrumental in me becoming published.

Julie Particka

Rebecca Royce said...

This is a great blog. Well worth waiting for.

Ella Grey said...

Thanks guys. I did actually dedicate my novella to Nick. The next one in the series is having the head editor mentioned.
Thanks for the replies.