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Pitch Wars: Once the applause have faded

I didn’t want to write this blog post. I thought about starting it so many times but kept putting it off. This was supposed to be my “how I got my agent” post. Or so I’d hoped. Logically I know that Pitch Wars isn’t a silver bullet and many mentees don’t end up getting an… Continue reading Pitch Wars: Once the applause have faded

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Pitch Wars 2019: Nearing the finish line

Pitch Wars nears its end. The showcase is just around the corner. The best way I can sum it up is to say, “Wow! What a journey.” I’ve learned so much and my manuscript, Ilya’s Gambit, has come so far. No matter how the showcase turns out, I’m proud of what I’ve been able to… Continue reading Pitch Wars 2019: Nearing the finish line

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2019: A Year in Review

I’ve never been a big fan of new year resolutions. Rather than setting arbitrary goals for the year to come, I prefer to reflect back on the past year and all that I was able to accomplish. This year has been momentous for both my life and my writing career. On the personal side, I… Continue reading 2019: A Year in Review

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Pitch Wars 2019: The Revision Plan

Once the shock of getting chosen for Pitch Wars finally wears off, the real work begins. If you’re caught up on my posts, you’ll know that a few weeks ago I received the incredible news that I would be mentored by Maxym Martineau as part of the Pitch Wars class of 2019. Maxym reached out… Continue reading Pitch Wars 2019: The Revision Plan

A Bargain of Fear and Desire · My Writing Journey

Sometimes a revision is in order

How many times have I thought:  “This is it! This novel is finally done!”  The answer?  Too many. First novels are definitely a learning experience.  Months ago I thought my first manuscript, A Bargain of Fear and Desire was complete.  I’d poured my heart and soul into it, written over 80k words, and my story… Continue reading Sometimes a revision is in order

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RevPit Bio Hop!

I will be submitting to #RevPit this year, an annual contest where authors can win a full edit of their completed manuscript.   You can learn more about the contest at http://reviseresub.com/.  In preparation for RevPit, I’ve joined with other authors to participate in the RevPit blog hop!   Be sure to check out some of… Continue reading RevPit Bio Hop!

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Why I started writing – Answering the simple question of “Why don’t you?”

When you know what you are meant to do, you have to do it. I’ve always loved to write, but for some reason I never seriously pursued it.  Even at a young age, people saw something in me that I did not see in myself. In elementary school a teacher nominated me to attend the… Continue reading Why I started writing – Answering the simple question of “Why don’t you?”