I’ve finished my first trilogy, folks – my first trilogy that hasn’t turned into a series, anyway 🙂 I finished Broken Moon, book three in my Aura trilogy, last night while watching The Dark Knight Rises with my roommates. It was very anticlimatic, actually. I finished and went to grab a piece of cake before… Continue reading The Customary Celebratory Post
I’m pretty sure everybody and her mother knows how I want to be an editor. Something inside me just goes wildly happy when I get to talk about people’s darling manuscripts and help them make them better. I think Microsoft Word’s Track Changes and comment features are one of the coolest things ever invented. I… Continue reading I’m Going to be a Professional Whistler
So, I’ve shared the great news about the Zombie Apocalyptic Pitch Party, and you’ve all seen how we’re dividing up the teams. At the moment, I’m ZAPPTeamFP. Just saying. (WE’RE THE COOL KIDS COUGH COUGH). But I kind of want to be ZAPPTeamConRom. I’m thinking of doing a Shakespeare retelling of The Merchant of Venice… Continue reading More Great News!
The end of the world is coming! Are you prepared for the zombie apocalypse? No? Well, Amanda Foody and I are creating zombie apocalypse teams, ensuring that all of us survive imminent doom. So turn off your Christmas music and grab your AK-47s. We’re heading to the critiquing trenches. Introducing… ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE CRIT PARTY! This party will… Continue reading Zombie Apocalyptic Pitch Party
Ladies and gentlemen, inhabitants of the blogosphere, the newly established REUTS PUBLICATIONS is having a giveaway! In case you didn’t realize what it is, it’s a book safe! I almost bought one of these during Black Friday, and then I was like, “STOP SPENDING YOUR PENNIES! YOU’RE A POOR GIRL!” ANYWAY, not that you asked… Continue reading Giveaway! (not mine, but it’s super cool!)
We had a guest in poetry class today: Helena Mesa, a Cuban-American poet who talked to us about her writing process, her poems, and the nuts and bolts of poetry writing. It’s always fascinating to hear someone talk about her work, even if you’re not super familiar with it. Something that Ms. Helena said that… Continue reading On Scaffolding
I told myself I was going to finish this book in October, and GOSH DARN IT, I am going to! Bear witness, readers. Gabrielle promised herself and you that she would finish UNTITLED by the end of October. Preferably by the thirtieth so she’ll have at least one day for NaNo prep. On the topic… Continue reading It’s October!
It’s almost time for NaNo, y’all! I’m getting pretty excited, although I’ve been terrible about writing regularly in these past couple of weeks (darn school). I need NaNo to psyche me up and force me to write. I’m really hoping I can get the creative writing club on board with NaNo. I have a ton… Continue reading NaNo’s Getting Closer
The first good news being, I made it to the next round of the TCWT agent pitch contest! Whoohoo! John is probably so tired of seeing Summer Rush’s pitch and first 250 words. Haha. Naturally, other people made it to the next round as well – nine awesome authors, to be exact. You should go… Continue reading Good News!
Today we have a prompt from Ally at Novel Ideas. I’m going to use Aura Birkenstock, the MC from Next Full Moon. Write about a special moment in your characters life, their fondest memory. What ever it is they turn to when they are in the worst of things. The cabin in the woods wasn’t… Continue reading A Prompt from Ally