via GIPHY Since spring of 2011, I have been working on a project that has taken many forms throughout the years and stood as my education in WRITING. It started first as BENEATH THE GRANDFATHER CLOCK, a book with little plot coherency, horrible pacing, and a word count of fewer than 50,000 words when its… Read More Zero to Hero?
Random Human: How’s your 2017 going? Me: via GIPHY Jokes aside, 2017 is almost over and let me just say it has been a RIDE. While politically I have been eternally screaming since November of 2016, professionally my life has been leading me in SO many new and exciting directions. First things first, just like last… Read More Make Friends with Other Writers – a Memoir of Success 😉
I “finally” received a response from the literary agent who requested my full in early July. It was a no, but not even just a no, but the dreaded form rejection. I won’t lie and say that wasn’t completely disheartening—or rather like a punch to the gut by John Cena, and John Cena loves everyone.… Read More Rejection Though…
Writing is not easy and will never be easy. There will always be days when you feel like every word you write could be written better by a first grader. Days when writing feels like pulling teeth. And many, many days when you feel like you cannot write. I’ve felt every one of these things.… Read More My Writing Routine (Part II: Sit Down and Write!)
I’m lucky that now, after about two years of serious writing, I can force myself to talk to my muse, even if neither of us is up for a conversation. However, that was not always the case. For many, the action of sitting down and WRITING can be the hardest step. Many of us lead… Read More My Writing Routine (Part I: How to Begin)
Let’s return to April Fool’s of 2016, back when I was innocent creative unaware of the brutality of the publishing world. I had just finished the “final touches” on the sixth draft of my novel RED SKY AT MORNING and with my hastily pulled together query, I believed I was ready! *FORCED SMILE* The morning… Read More Writer’s Rejection: My Journey