1. So I used to work at a toy store (for 4 years). As anyone who has worked retail can tell you, "I've seen some things." It was late. Or it probably wasn't so late. It was fall, so it could have been 4 pm yet it was pitch black outside. And here comes in … Continue reading Saturday Morning Post, Vol. 49
I took the plunge. I am now querying HER NAME WAS A GHOST (Aka, Silver) *screams* *buries face in pillow* *screams more* *runs around* *blow horns* *bangs pots and pans* *sits down spaced out wondering what the heck is happening* To repeat that again: I am now querying literary agents. For this past like YEAR … Continue reading I’m Querying?? Yes. Yes, it’s finally happening.
Writing bloggers: Here is how I write a novel: One, I take the idea and put it in a special box. Two, I start working on character profiles. Three - Me: I AM CHAOS. The more I write and edit, the more I find I rarely do something the same way twice. The only thing … Continue reading Writing Routines: the Writer, the Myth, the Legend (good luck trying to follow my train of thought here)
So first off, I totally didn't notice that last Saturday was my 200th post. I had seen it coming up and was planning to do something special (you know, throw confetti, break a bottle of champange, share 200 facts that you don't have time to read), but alas, here we are. I really have written … Continue reading Saturday Morning Post, Vol. 17
January first off seems to have gone on FOREVER. LIKE THIS IS THE MONTH THAT NEVER ENDED. Mom: it's like...time is slowing down. Which means... Me: then it STOPS. My sister: that just got really existential. So anyway, month has been a weird jumbly month filled with researching agents, editing, applying to jobs, adjusting to … Continue reading January Wrap Up: agents, editing, reworking my schedule oh my
I usually plan out my blog posts and get them all scheduled ahead like a neat little fairy that keeps everyone's plans nice and orderly. But um...not today. I'm writing this the night before whilst wracking my brains and pounding my head against the couch at 9 pm with a nose that has been continually … Continue reading Multiple Drafts, Editors, and Squirrels with Dog Bones
This happens to me a lot when I'm editing my novel(s), and I'm sure this happens to other writers: There's that scene, that dialogue, that character that just isn't working for you. You hate it. You've tried this, you've tried that. You've worked it over and over again, mulled over it, tried to push forward, … Continue reading Don’t Try and Fix It (I’m not talking about leaking roofs or anything)
I don't know about you other writers out there, but editing stories is not my favorite part of the process. Which is not that great since a large chunk of the writing process is editing. I just really love drafting. I love writing without worrying about the content. I have freedom to write whatever comes out. … Continue reading The Unicorn Method to Editing (which I just made up)