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Let's Talk About Journey III

by Elaine Marie Carnegie-Padgett

Hello Everyone!

Valentine’s Day is gone for the budding year of 2023, and President’s Day celebrates a three day weekend tomorrow. We’re on to St. Patty’s after this. I absolutely love the entire premise of St. Patrick's Day. I think it is in my blood from ancient days considering I am a fair skinned, blue eyed and freckled, (originally) chestnut haired lady. DNA found fully 94% of mine is located in Ireland and Scotland, and England. My ancestors prone to fantastic flights of imagination for which they are well documented… even to this day, obviously led to my obsession with storytelling.

I was messaging with Dawn Debraal this week and we were discussing the theme for this years Journeys III. I’d like to have suggestions from everyone intending to submit. As usual submissions will begin September 1st and I would like to give a heads up to everyone for the theme.

Some that have been suggested are:

Mermaid Tales

Lost at Sea

Noir Crime Drama



Cozy Mystery


and Historical.

Journeys I was all about Journeys. Journeys II was Out of this World. I am leaning toward something wet and wild like Sea Creatures, Mermaids and Other or Sherlock Stories in the old style from your wild and wonderful imaginations. (I am a devoted Sherlock fan)

I’d like to get other suggestions this week and then I will do one of those voting posts and the winner takes all. Next week, I will announce the theme for Journeys III at the beginning of the feature.

This year we are going to do Royalty shares in the event we make enough sales to have any and everyone will get a pdf copy of the manuscript. If we do well enough this year, I hope for next year to be a paid gig!

I’d also like to run the Writers Journey Blog feature until September 1st as a marketing tool for the Writers participating.

If you have a release scheduled or if you have a book or story you would like to feature with a little back story or backlog, I want to include it. Reviews and Excerpts are welcome. Biography is important.

Tell us what, why and how you do what you do on the Writers Journey Blog!

Until next time!


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