I’m breaking a looooong blog hiatus for a very good reason–Pitch Wars! Pitch Wars is one of those things I saw on Twitter all the time, and I wondered how to get involved but never really followed through, because, you know, LIFE. But when Helene asked me about co-mentoring with her, I jumped at the … Continue reading
(with 2 bonus sweater-destroying illustrations!) I’ve had a blast with this blog. It began accidentally in January 2010, with this post on Two Rules of Storytelling. I wasn’t after a blog; what I really wanted was a website. I thought I needed one, so that droves of literary agents and editors could find me and … Continue reading
I’m having a blast with NaNoWriMo. The one big tragedy that I confessed to a writing friend the other day is that sometimes I write a scene that cracks me up, and I’m laughing out loud while I type it. This is great, actually. The tragedy is that I can’t share it with anyone. It … Continue reading
National Novel Writing Month has begun. I wrote straight through Maverick’s nap and am 63% of the way to my goal. For the day, people! Not for the month! Blog posts will be short on Fridays (or not at all) while I join in the writing frenzy this month.
1. I’m beta-reading a book that I like so much, I’m cranky I have to take time out to write this blog post at all. Seriously, the beta reads I’ve done in the past year? Really enjoyable. Friends, keep writing fab books, because you’re making the “work” part of critiquing, well, less like work! 2. … Continue reading