Kadee Carder and I have just finished the final days of #PitProm. With three winners, Team Fantasy came out on top with two out of three Queens being from our court. I might be absurdly proud. The next few weeks will be interviews with the winner; however, today is a day of reflection. I've learned … Continue reading Pitch Contest Lessons: Host Addition
Some consider rejection a rite of passage for authors. It's a rare individual who gets a contract from a literary agent and a Top 5 publisher on the first book they've written and submitted. There are plenty of lists numbering off the times famous authors like J.K. Rowling and Stephen King were rejected prior to … Continue reading Rejection in Writing
Authors have their own unique ways to get their writing done. Some have called this the pantser versus plotter methodology. Meaning some fly by the seats of their pants (pantser) and don't have any outline. The plotter creates outlines with varying degrees of detail. To be honest, I don't think this really describes the full … Continue reading Writing Processes
Most who are passionate about writing don't want to settle for one book. It's not - published then done. It's a stream of ever moving ideas and stories. People we wake up with. People who shimmer on the edges of our waking reality. Often, the first book an author has published isn't the first book … Continue reading Current Projects
It took me a bit to name this post because it veers away from my normal topic area just a tad. I'm at the point where the edits are complete, and my thumbs are left twiddling. The graphic designers, marketers, and publishers are taking over. My manuscript has passed the mark, and I'm just waiting … Continue reading And now…?