Pushing Through Wilted Courage

It’s been a while since I talked about my self-published novel… I’ll start this by saying that I received (yet another) rejection email from one of the agents I pitched at the conference. Those things are always horribly timed. We’d just settled back home after a 2-day birthday extravaganza. I was curled up with a … Continue reading Pushing Through Wilted Courage

Creepy Thoughts and High Hopes

43. That's how many days ago that I sent out my query letters to the agents I pitched at the conference. 43 days and nooooo response. Numbers in the 40s seem to be an unlucky range for me because that's about how many agents I queried for my first book, not including the 20-30 on … Continue reading Creepy Thoughts and High Hopes

Passion Over Fear

I have not interviewed in over 5 years and it is one of the worst things I can think of doing aside from accidentally nip-slipping in public. I do not like selling myself AT ALL and I have absolutely zero desire to sit and try to convince someone that I have a book they want … Continue reading Passion Over Fear

The Art of Saying “NO!”

In honor of transparency, I am sharing with you something that I'm oddly proud of. A criticism of my first novel - which is KIND of like a photo of myself naked hours after giving birth... but less gooey. Before I do this - I want to say a few things.  I never EVER have … Continue reading The Art of Saying “NO!”

It’s Happening Again…

I have put this off long enough.  Almost a year ago this month, I started on my second novel, The Quiet Ones.  I wanted to make it feel completely different than my first to prove (mostly to myself) that I could push myself creatively.  We All Fall Down will always be one of my favorite stories.  I … Continue reading It’s Happening Again…

Irrationally Fearful Superwoman

I was talking to my good friend last night about the frustrations of the unknown.  It’s a realm in which many different career paths can leave you and some are a bit easier to navigate than others.  Also, other factors can make the unknown less stressful, like not having children to consider, a mortgage, comfort … Continue reading Irrationally Fearful Superwoman

Playing The Long Game

“Oh, I have many weaknesses!” - said E. Lockhart when I asked her what she struggled with most and how she navigated through those road blocks as a new writer.  The words came out so quickly, so matter-of-fact as if her writing wasn't completely flawless and dream-like. She also said have not had. So, you’re telling me an … Continue reading Playing The Long Game