Wow, an actual entry that's NOT just a podcast! I decided to give an update on my writing and everything related. As you may remember, I was on cloud nine after getting multiple partial requests and 1 full MS request following the Pitch Slam at this year's Writer's Digest conference. A couple of weeks later, … Continue reading Stalled
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
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
I've started reading through some magazines I've had sitting around for months and came across an interesting quote in the Editor's Note of the July/August 2017 issue of Poets & Writers. In it, Kevin Larimer talks about the notion, popular amongst aspiring authors, of publishing as an "impenetrable fortress." Even though I haven't started to … Continue reading Different Way of Thinking
A couple of weeks ago, I considered myself "done" with Book One. Almost. Faced with conflicting beta reader/CP opinions about the opening of my story, I was in no state to deal with potentially humongous changes. Instead, I finished all the small edits, marked a handful of things "to come back to," including the beginning. … Continue reading Book One – Next Steps!
Triggers and trigger warnings are a huge topic, about which I have mixed feelings. But I'm not here to address the overall topic today; instead, I wanted to talk about one side of the matter that I don't often see mentioned. What if you, the writer, are the one who's triggered by what you're writing? … Continue reading Writers Dealing with Triggering Scenes?
Hi all, No new post this week, I'm afraid. I'm in NYC all this week with my husband and on top of a pretty full schedule, we're also both ill. ~_~ (But not ill enough to warrant cancelling everything!) So, I'll be back next week. If you'd like more immediate updates on what I'm doing, … Continue reading On Vacation This Week
Hi everyone, I'm due for a "real" entry this week, and one's coming, but I just had to announce that as of today, I am beginning the first round of editing on Book One of Front and Center. I AM SO EXCITED. 😀 The place I originally envisioned stopping Book One wasn't going to work-- … Continue reading First Round of Editing, YAY