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
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
I don't often get to be around other writers and I know my non-writer friends don't really want to talk about character development for 2 hours and segue into werewolves and a teenage love triangle. I don't blame them! I don't really want to talk about their jobs either for that length of time! But … Continue reading So, I Went to My First Writer’s Conference!
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
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!”
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…
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