Author Archives: Wendy S. Marcus

Pitch Session

While perusing the Internest, an obsession of late, I came across information that Victoria Curran, an editor with Harlequin Superromance, will be hosting an online pitch session on 2/26/10. To enter you need to send a 2-paragraph blurb about your completed manuscript by 2/15/10. Five entries will be chosen and announced on or around 2/23/10. For more […]

A short story

Well, it’s official. Woman’s World Magazine wasn’t interested in either of the short stories I submitted. At first I was discouraged, as I always am when I receive a rejection letter. But then I decided to share one of the stories on my blog, which made me happy again. (Although the financial side of that […]

Finally Better

Well it’s been over two weeks and I’m finally feeling better. (Although I feel a little guilty because now my husband’s sick.) I heard it said that for every one day you stop writing it takes two days to get back into it. I am finding that true. Part of the reason is while I […]

How to Make the Most of the Fresh Start of a New Year

I found this post written by Leo Babauta on I think it’s wonderful! Please take the time to read it. “Each morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.” ~ Buddha We’re several days into the New Year, and many of us are still basking in the glow of […]


Well, I rang in the New Year in bed instead of with friends, with a tissue in my hand instead of a flute of sparkling champagne. And now, the morning after, I am hangover free, which leaves my mind clear (as long as I have Tylenol and cough medicine actively pulsing through my system) to work […]

Happy New Year!

I’m sick today and sound like I’ve been smoking unfiltered Camels since birth. Luckily blogging doesn’t require the use of my vocal chords! Before I head back to bed, I wanted to wish everyone Happy Healthy Holidays and a Happy, Prosperous, New Year! As I reflect back on 2009, there were many things that took […]

Lessons Learned

Last week, while reviewing the first twenty-five pages of my manuscript Love, Hospital Style, in preparation for entry in the Great Expectations contest, I learned two very valuable lessons. 1) You can’t please everyone. 2) You need to step away from a manuscript for at least a week so you can do your final edit […]

A writing update

Happy Holidays friends, family, and dare I hope fans!!! I know you are busy and that’s why you haven’t had time to comment on my posts. But I know you’re out there! (And thank you to those of you working feverishly to learn how to comment and join my blog as a follower, especially my friend Nancy who […]

Thank you!

Thank you to all of my blog-challenged friends who couldn’t figure out how to comment or join as a follower, but sent me e-mails instead.

Is writing a solitary occupation?

I’ve heard it said that writing is a solitary occupation and when I’m sitting at my laptop late into the night/early morning hours, I agree. But since I don’t have a relative in publishing who’s willing to print and market my book for me, I emerge from my make believe world, bleary-eyed and stiff-fingered, so that […]