Ericka Scott

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Approaching THE END
Wednesday, January 17th, 2007
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Yep — there’s not too much more to write on TWW, but, in case you’ve noticed that the word count isn’t progressing much, there is a reason.


NOW I know why people dread it so. How in the …

An Encouraging Rejection
Sunday, January 7th, 2007
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Well, 45 days passed and I got an e-mail regarding Crystal Clear (CC). It was one of the most encouraging rejections I’ve ever gotten. No contract forthcoming for this story; however, some suggestions were offered and the publisher asked to …

Writing Goals
Wednesday, January 3rd, 2007
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I’m a plotter by nature — I keep lists at home of things to do, I have lists of long and short term financial goals, and a list of long and short term writing goals. Honestly, I don’t know if …

No Winner Here
Monday, December 18th, 2006
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Well, my Christmas wish didn’t come true, but in the spirit of sportsmanship, I’d like to offer congratulations to Dan Stroschein, The Naughty List, for winning the Fast and Festive Fiction Contest at Echelon Press.

I’m shelving Mary’s Christmas List …

Fast and Festive Contest
Sunday, December 10th, 2006
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I got the e-mail from Echelon Press ( , announcing their Fast and Festive Short Story Contest. Further information about the contest is listed on their blog. Echelon only accepts submissions by invitation, so this might be a …

I’ve been linked!
Friday, December 8th, 2006
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Cool — I just found my link on Romancing the Blog — I’m right there under Making Mischief!…

Snow Update
Friday, December 8th, 2006
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Mammoth mountain has a snow update every morning during ski season — but I figure once every few weeks will be often enough to keep up with MY snow update.

I completed most of the snowflake for my novel. I …

Critique Groups — Should you or shouldn’t you
Tuesday, December 5th, 2006
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I belong to several yahoo lists and the talk on two of them have lately revolved around critique groups. Whether they help or hinder or don’t make any difference a’tall.

Well, I belong to two critique groups. One is a …

Researching Markets
Wednesday, November 29th, 2006
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I had no idea when I started researching a market for Crystal Clear that I would find such a huge selection of erotic romance e-book publishers!

I made my first publisher selection on short turnaround time, cover art (yeah, …

Dreaming of snow. . .
Saturday, November 25th, 2006

Well, the weather here in Southern California is gorgeous, especially up in the high desert where it’s warm enough for the neighborhood kids to play outside this afternoon.

I should be raking leaves. Instead, I’m thinking about snowflakes. I’m not …