Saturday Morning Post, Vol. 8

*creaks open the door to my bunker* "Is it over yet guys?" *man in a hazmat suit and disinfectant comes running at me* *ducks back down* Besides the Attack of the Great Spider (please put out a notice that Shelob is NOT welcome in my bathroom), it's been fairly smooth sailing around these parts. I … Continue reading Saturday Morning Post, Vol. 8

Saturday Morning Post, Vol. 5

Every time I've been sitting down to write this, it turns into a whole 'nother blog post that requires it's own headline. So here I am, trying to write this for the THIRD time. Third time's a charm, right? Right???? I've said this before, and I'll say it again: this year has been going slow … Continue reading Saturday Morning Post, Vol. 5

Saturday Morning Post, Mid Week Thoughts

I'm writing this in the middle of the week, though this is my Saturday Morning Post (maybe that should become a thing? Like this is my column where I blather about anything I want to?) This January I've been scratching my head hard for content ideas (for my blog). Maybe because I've been feeling a … Continue reading Saturday Morning Post, Mid Week Thoughts

January Wrap Up: agents, editing, reworking my schedule oh my

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

Ways to See Your Novel with Fresh eyes

You're deep in the well of editing your novel, slogging through the mud of run-on sentences and plot holes. The only problem is, you've been slogging through the mud for a year, or maybe years, maybe even EONS. You've read the book inside and out. You know there are problems, but you just can't see … Continue reading Ways to See Your Novel with Fresh eyes

Round 500 of Edits and Things I’ve Learned

I honestly I have no idea how many drafts of Silver I have gone through. It's not something I have ever kept track of, but I've been working on it for three years so there's that. But I came here to say I have started yet another draft. BUM BUM BUM. After I came back … Continue reading Round 500 of Edits and Things I’ve Learned

When You Take a Road Trip and Meet with Your Editor

So. The big day came last week. I met with my editor for Silver. The first time anyone has read it (also any time anyone has read a novel I've written). BUM BUM BUM. Of course it went a lot better than my nerves was telling me it would go, and we met at a very … Continue reading When You Take a Road Trip and Meet with Your Editor

Multiple Drafts, Editors, and Squirrels with Dog Bones

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