Friday, December 7, 2012
Sunday, September 16, 2012
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Rose Audrey In Honor of Joel Muska
First Place Prize
I will Publish your Book!
Let me take your words and transform them into a work of art. I can help you to produce a quality product and it will be yours to do with as you like. I will design a cover for your creation and I will format your words into a book. Then I will set you up with your own account with Lulu.com and you will have a world wide web storefront featuring your very own book!
*ISBN purchase winner’s responsibility as well as copyright.
Do you have an unfulfilled vision of some day becoming a published author?
Do you have an outstanding work ethic? Do you have a great attitude?
Are you a team player? If so this contest is for you! I am now accepting submissions for novels to consider for publication. See contest guidelines.
Please email me an 800 word or less essay on why I should select your novel or memoir to be considered for publication. Include a one page synopsis of your completed book with the entry essay. (One page synopsis will not be included in word count.) I will review the submissions and select up to ten people whom I will then request to see more of their work. I am a Christian and the work must reflect high moral values.
I will only consider completed manuscripts for my competition this year. I will also only consider polished work. Please send me your best, and I will give you my best!
Joel Muska was my co-worker and I wanted to do something to honor his persistence, reliability, great attitude and stellar work ethic.
If you feel that you have something substantial to offer please contact me!!!
Initial Submission Deadline:
September 15, 2012
No late entries will qualify
Email Contest Entries to:
Subject line must say: Rogue Bud Competition
Saturday, May 12, 2012
Sunday, April 22, 2012
Saturday, September 17, 2011
I am amazed that my offer to bring someone's dream of publishing their book into a reality was left untouched this season. Joel would just tell me not to worry. He always had such a gentle spirit and calming effect on all of his co-workers. Just yesterday Steven said, "Joel would have known." We were talking about how much weight a walker could support.
I think about Joel often. I miss him a lot. This year in honor of his memory I am going to make it a point to complete "The Back Track Conspiracies", "Crooked Places Straight", and also "On a Ramble." I will also bring my friend Bill Pierce's book into a reality for him so that he can share it with family and friends.
Work has been very challenging since Joel left. Paul came and then moved on, and now I have the priviledge to work with Larry as our main driver. My new supervisor is working hard to improve my job and soon I will officially be a 'hot shot' driver, you know, like I was when Joel first got sick and we had no driver at all... So many changes, and all that I really want to do is write.
Life is far too short to ignore our dreams or our callings. Press on - without me. At least this year. I may open up my contest in 2012 for the Third Annual Rogue Bud Writing Competition in honor of Joel Muska, but then again, I may not. Maybe I'll just be way too busy with my own aspirations to take the time for someone elses...
I'll post my progress as I go along. I'll also be learning about completing the publishing process this year complete with ISBN numbers and marketing stratagies. And in my spare time I will be looking for that 'just right' publishing house for my three completed Christian novels.