I figured since I was talking so much about Authors I should give a sample of an email I received from one of my favorite authors, Weezie Kerr Mackey. She is such an amazing author and get this she is just starting out as one. If you have any interest in learner more about this new author please visit her at www.weeziekerrmackey.co
In my opinion this is one of the most amazing emails I have ever received and read. I am sorry that the emails are in such a weird format. I couldn't make them look any better than they did when I tried to fix them so I left them the way they are.
This is one of the emails I sent her:
Dear Weezie, > >> Its mean a lot to me that you wrote back. Wow. Your welcome for the >> e-mail. > >> Yes I do love the TLAG book. When you said it was a sports book I was like > >> yea I know that but thats what adds the fun to reading it, cause most >> girls > >> don't read sports books. But I think all girls have a sporty side to them. > >> They may not know but its there. I like how you say that it is a story >> about > >> a girl finding a place in this world. Because thats what it is! Yea i do > >> get that softball is a part of the setting. It's seems like a great thing > >> really. I mean I do get it mainly because I have lived in PA for most of >> my > >> life, moving from one home to the next and having to go to a new school. > >> I've done that a lot. Actually in 6th through 8th grade I was in Fl. But >> now > >> I am back in PA and happy to be here. I think the move back to PA has >> opened > >> my eyes to more exciting things. Thank you for the complement. I guess >> last > >> year in 9th grade I was my old self. The same person from middle school. >> But > >> after stating to read TLAG, I realized that Ella was right. That sometimes > >> not being noticed is a bad thing and that you should push yourself. I am > >> very excited about 10th grade. I can't wait. Actually I want to try out >> for > >> a sport this year. I really like tennis and volleyball. But I think >> softball > >> will be on the list this year. Tennis I have been told I am no good at but > >> thats what we have practice for and I can't serve a volleyball but I can > >> learn. I love reading and as for your other two books you are writing, I > >> will be all ready and open for them. Actually I plan on buying the books. >> I > >> believe that if I read a book by a author and i REALLY ENJOY IT, that I >> will > >> love their other ones too. And this always works for me. > >> > >> I think for TLAG. It's a book that is god enough to have another. Maybe >> you > >> could write about what happens between her and Nate. Her senior hottie. >> And > >> her next year in High School. And who knows maybe Mack Elliot and the >> Coach > >> will end up getting married. Since Sally and Ella aren't friends maybe the > >> next book could be about the two of them and what we think drove them away > >> will bring them closer as friends. There really is an endless supply of > >> possibilities. I think an idea for Ella is maybe a book about that >> Summer > >> and Softball camp. Or something to keep it going. > >> > >> Also I love reading and I love writing. I want to be an author someday but > >> I'm not very good at it. > >> But thank you again for writing back > >> > >> Your reader > >> Britt
Here is the email I received from Weezie:
Dear Britt, > > > > You have some amazing ideas about the sequel to TLAG. While I was > > reading your thoughts I kept saying to myself, SHE SHOULD BE A WRITER! > > Isn't that funny? No one's good at writing in the beginning. It's just > > like sports or ANYTHING else. You have to learn how. You have to > > practice. And keep learning and keep practicing. I didn't even know I > > wanted to be a writer for a long time. I took creative writing courses > > in college and then got serious about it a few years later. But you > > don't earn a paycheck thinking about writing or even writing novels. > > I've always had jobs while I wrote and that has made my life very full > > and happy. I write early in the morning before I wake up my boys for > > school. It comes out of me joyfully for some reason. I like to write > > happy stories, the same kind I like to read and lend to my > > girlfriends. I think wanting to be a writer is a great ambition. The > > neat thing is, you can do it while you're doing other things. Good > > luck to you. > > > > Weezie