Join me August 16th at 7pm for my first author event and enter to win a chance to receive one of my ARCs (Advanced Reader Copies of my book).
It’s For SALE!
My book is available for pre-order on Amazon! And you can mark it as too-read on Goodreads! Hooray!! Click on the photo if you want to pre-order it, or follow this link. https://www.amazon.com/dp/1629726141/ref=cm_sw_su_dp
A fun way to be motivated as a writer is to enter contests. In the past I've entered what are called 'first chapter contests', where you submit only your first chapter and are judged based primarily on if someone would keep reading--it's a great way to get feedback and tips for improving. But I've never… Continue reading Writing Contests
Whew! I just finished five grueling weeks of rewrites and revisions. I practically rewrote my story, adding new chapters and throwing out old, changing character backstory and motivation, and adding some funner elements that were missing before (featured in these photos, although I'm not sure they'll all make it into the final book). I'm so… Continue reading Revisions
Publisher’s Marketplace Deal
When an author's agent sells a book, there's this little thing they usually do where they send the announcement to a place called Publisher's Marketplace. Then it's 'published' to subscribers and it all becomes as official as it can get before a book is actually published. Today, I got my announcement. It's a little bit… Continue reading Publisher’s Marketplace Deal
An Intro to Romance
Okay. Rather than not saying anything until I get more news (which should be in August sometime), I thought I'd share some Friday fun with you all. The genre I'm currently writing in is historical romance--think Jane Austen with updated language and 21st century people traipsing around England in corsets and bonnets. I didn't discover… Continue reading An Intro to Romance
The Power of Waiting
A lot of writing has to do with writing. Get the words on the page. Get the story finished. Revise, revise, revise. A lot of publishing has to do with waiting. Many of my author friends lament how long it takes to reach the next step. How long it takes to finish the book. How… Continue reading The Power of Waiting
On Monday November 27th I signed the last page of a contract and faxed it in. It was the signature page to a contract for representation by Sharon Pelletier of Dystel, Goderich and Bourret. I am SO excited. On the 13th, I sent out four queries. I received two requests for fulls. Sharon emailed that… Continue reading Agent News
When I started writing, I did just that. I sat in my room and wrote a 75k word book in ten days. Then I sent it to a couple who reads that genre to find out their impressions. And I sent it to a few other people. One person said they loved it. Another said… Continue reading Writing Conferences
A Different Kind of Writing Rut
David Farland aka Dave Wolverton says that the top writing advice he'd give new writers is to pick your rut (here). In another interview he says, "So I wrote science fiction for about ten years. Every time that I’d started novel, I would feel like I still want to write that big fantasy. So I wrote… Continue reading A Different Kind of Writing Rut