Writing My Query — My Writing Processes

I’ve threatened a few times here and there that I’d write posts about my strange little processes that I’ve developed for this whole writing thing. If you missed it, I’ve written up a piece of my editing process on overused words and watchwords on Lara Willard’s site. I’ll probably re-write […]

NaNoWriMo and Anxiety

Here’s how NaNo works for me: Day 1: I make a respectable showing, but not the 1,667. I watch as what feels like everyone else posts large numbers. Day 2: Still don’t make the 1,667. Feel as if everyone I’ve ever met is now in the 10Ks. I’m demoralized and afraid. […]

Why I Write YA Fantasy

When I tell people I write I get a mixed bag of reactions, as most writers do. When I explain I write YA Fantasy people are usually more confused. The fantasy part makes sense. Seeing as I’m a huge nerd who still hosts Magic the Gathering parties instead of dinner […]

The Counting Trap

I’ve fallen into a trap. Probably the first of many in my writing career. In this case, I have no one to blame but myself. I let myself get confused by the limits. First 250, First 5 Pages, First 10 Pages, First Chapter… on and on until I thought the […]

On #PitMad and what I learned there

Yesterday I participated in #PitMad and had an incomparable learning experience as I first prepared 8 pitches, then figured out how to schedule them so I would be sending Tweets into the void every half hour for 12 hours. The second half was something I should have figured out eons ago, […]