Seriously. After the last book I tried reading as a potential comp for my own writing bombed (enough that I DNF and I *never* DNF), I decided to take a break from the others. I read some memoirs and a giant book of theatre reviews from the NYT, but before jumping into anything else huge … Continue reading About to Give Up on Comp Titles
Hi all! Truth: I would love to be writing a self-pitying entry right now about a lot of writing related things. I am so super thrilled for the now many, many writers I've gotten to known on Twitter who have recently gotten an agent/book deal/mentor/you name it, but at the same time, I'd be lying … Continue reading My Editing Process
Hi everyone! No real entry today. Instead, I wanted to provide you with a link to my first piece as a reviewer for BroadwayWorld's Rhode Island page: Riveting GOD OF VENGEANCE at Head Trick Theatre My next reviews won't be until the end of April/early May, but I'm looking forward to them. Other than my … Continue reading My First Review for BroadwayWorld
Tossing aside a book is not a thing I take lightly. To this point, there have only been three books I did not finish for one reason or another: She's Come Undone - Wally Lamb Uggghhhhh. I remember kind of wanting bad things to happen to the main character (Dolores?) just because she came across … Continue reading And the Fourth DNF of my Life Is. . .
Hey everyone! Sorry for the gap in regular entries - I'm busily editing Book One (it's funny that there's at least 3 past entries making it sound like I've finished editing this book, and I had, but this is the final, final round of edits before querying, so kind of a bigger deal!), preparing for … Continue reading BroadwayWorld Announcement!
You know, compared to the classic tomes and presidential biographies I normally read in any given year, the novels on my current #TBRlist are a freaking BREEZE. That's probably why it's not even March and I've already crossed three off my list! So. Today's review is of "The Cranes Dance: A Novel" by Meg Howrey, … Continue reading Review: “The Cranes Dance”
I'll admit that after getting off to a rocky start with this year's TBR list (see previous review for "White Swan, Black Swan"), I was a little leery about diving into my second book, Christopher Bram's "Lives of the Circus Animals." Thankfully, that fear was unfounded and I would give this read a solid 4.5 … Continue reading Book Review – “Lives of the Circus Animals”
Time to cross off the first book from this year's TBR list: "White Swan, Black Swan" by Adrienne Sharp. I gave this book 2 out of 5 stars. Here's why: Of all the books on my list, this was the only one I'd heard of previously, and also the one I was most looking forward … Continue reading Book Review – “White Swan, Black Swan”
Hi all! One thing I noted previously was the seemingly utter lack of adult fiction concerning the performing arts, whether musical theatre, acting, ballet, etc. I had only done a few casual searches on Amazon and Goodreads though, so I decided to take a closer look using Subject Headings in some of the library consortia … Continue reading 2018 TBR List
How did 2017 go? My only real goal this year was to finish Book 1, and I did. I finished the first draft, did my own round of revising/edits and have sent it out to a handful of readers for their feedback. So while it's not yet in shape to be queried, it IS technically … Continue reading Writing Goals for 2018