As promised, here's a link to my Day 20 journal post. Spoiler warning: I won, and the journal reflects how tired I am at the moment. But you can read it in full here and I'll be doing a much more in-depth one on the 30th.
Okay guys. I've been working on starting an "editorial calendar" as the jargon goes and have been working on categories and putting posts together in advance. I've also altered the layout of this website a bit and I think I like it better, but please just let me know if it's aesthetically horrible or if … Continue reading Blog Progress
All right, y'all. I'm really trying to be bloggy here now. I went to an EVENT. And it was OUTSIDE OF MY HOUSE. WITH PEOPLE. Anyway, I just wanted to share a few thoughts I had during/after Marissa Meyer's lovely talk at Quail Ridge Books in Raleigh, NC, on 11/12/17 as part of her book … Continue reading Author Talks: Marissa Meyer at Quail Ridge Books, 11/12/17
Hey WriMos and non-WriMos. It's the 10th of November and I hope everyone working on NaNoWriMo this year is kicking butt. I hit 25K yesterday and I put together a familiar little journal entry on my writerly Tumblr blog here if you'd like to go check it out there (there's a little bit on my … Continue reading TFAB #9: NaNoWriMo Journal Entry
Damn, my last post was on June 20th. Very bad blogging behavior. But I've been wanting to get back to it--I'm even composing a draft outside of WordPress to make sure I get it right. So, stay tuned, if you want. I promise that there's a slim possibility you'll be blown away--but more than likely … Continue reading Yikes, Y’all…
No, y'all, it's a million dollar idea, trust me. A LinkedIn for queries, a catching-place with all the bells and whistles of all the things you think should or could be attached to your query but can't be with the current professional procedures. Check it out here and tell me I'm lying! Also, I have … Continue reading TFAB #8: LinkedIn for Queries
Isn't it kinda sad that for so many people, daily life isn't about having good days, but about not having bad days? It's a sad world where the vast majority of your days are either mediocre, lackluster, or outright bad, and you search and search for those fabled "good days" that allegedly exist somewhere out … Continue reading Mental Meanderings (#1?)
Two posts in one morning?! Surely that is not-good blog behavior! Yeah, I don't care, I need all the help I can get. You can find my Twitter pitch entry here for the pg. 70 contest. You can RT and heart as you like if you do truly like the idea (I ain't gonna beg … Continue reading #70pit17 Entry–Show it some love!
Well, I just had an agent sorta request my revised first chapter!!! (I asked if I could send it in response to a reject letter, which you're not usually supposed to do, but it wasn't a form reject and I thought why the hell not.) Also entering the #70pit17 and #PitMad contests this week. It's … Continue reading Query Update
So, how does one consistently blog when one is also revising a manuscript, planning and outlining another, and querying every day/week? Whoever does it, you must be practicing time travel...