I am this close to finishing my WIP. This close. Nine times out of ten, my novels are between ten thousand and twenty thousand words longer than I anticipated. This little gem is no different. I’m plodding towards the ending and flirting with the 90,000 word mark. That’s not horrible for a sci-fi/fantasy, but it’s… Continue reading Finishing
Today I rode one of the oldest horses in the barn, a very sweet-tempered Tennessee Walking Horse mare named Lady. For camp, she stays on lead while I or one of the other barn staff lead her around with a child on her back. She has her quirks, but she has always been an utter… Continue reading 3 Things Riding Teaches Writers
Just not here… I wrote about What Editors Look For on the REUTS blog, so scamper on over and don’t despair about poor Of a Writerly Sort 🙂
Ladies and gents, I’ve made a decision. The other day, I was reading a book whose title I’ve forgotten. I like to sit between the rows in the library at my school and read random books, and this one was about student artists. I forget the exact wording, but there was a paragraph that went… Continue reading Decisions, Decisions, Decisions
So, trying to get back on the blogging horse, so can I start out with a sort of cheat post and give you an excerpt from my edit-in-progress, NASR? This book is my child, and I simultaneously love and hate it. It’s written in dual POV with Braxton and Lissy, and the excerpt is from… Continue reading Excerpt! Not Another Stupid Romance
I’m slowly recuperating from my bout with the flu/whatever the heck that was. With the whole family being out-of-order with some weird combination of symptoms on and off for the past two/three-ish weeks, I consider myself extremely lucky to have gotten off with just a few days of misery. At the moment, I still wake… Continue reading Snap Decisions Have Been Made
DISCLAIMER: I’m not proofreading this post. Bad form, I know, but I have to go finish the WIP before midnight. Earlier this week I was thinking to myself, darn, I probably won’t get to write a rousing end of the year post because I’ll be partying like a rock star with my cousins. Then my… Continue reading 2012, You’re All Right
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
I know, I know. A title such as that is often a gimmick for attention. But in all honesty, it doesn’t take much poking around the blog to see I’ve been neglecting it a lot lately. That’s partly because I’ve been up to my eyeballs in work, and partly because I am fresh out of… Continue reading Am I Getting Tired of Blogging?
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!