Along with the new--and very pretty--change in the YA Stands blog appearance, there's been a little change in focus, at least for me.
Previously, I blogged here about bullying and mental illness, issues which affect a lot of teens. However, most of the visitors to this blog aren't teens... After talking it over with Nicole, we came to the conclusion that it would be better if I blogged about something more directly writing-related. So going forward, I'll be blogging every other Wednesday about submitting your writing, the different means of publication, and so on.
This week, I just wanted to introduce my new focus, but I also wanted to invite all of you to post any questions you might have about submitting books, finding publishers, researching the market, etc. If there's anything you want to know, just ask; if I don't know the answer, I'll try to find it.
I've been writing since I was five, and although my first publication didn't happen until I was 32, I started researching how to get published while I was still in high school. And I continue studying, asking questions, and learning. I don't consider myself an expert, but I do know a thing or two, and I hope my posts will be helpful to those of you who are beginning this journey or are weighing new options.