I just learned that the form I previously had on my Contact page was not working consistently. As such, it has been removed. If you tried to contact me via the form during the past two months and I did not respond to you, I did not receive your message. I am very sorry about… Continue reading Contact Form Error. Sorry!
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
Last week I shared the completely unedited first draft of my short story, typos, misspellings, and all. This week I’m thrilled to share the self-edited draft! Check out the updated story below, and then stick around for my commentary on the editing process and the changes I made. The Clementine Today would be the day… Continue reading Writer in Motion: The Self-edited Draft
As a quick reminder, #WriterInMotion is an event where authors are taking a short story from prompt to polished and showing all their steps along the way. This is the first round, which means you get to see my completely unedited first draft. Yep, typos and misspellings included! (eek!) Over the next few weeks I’ll… Continue reading Writer In Motion: The First Draft
“It’s like in the great stories, Mr. Frodo. The ones that really mattered. Full of darkness and danger they were. And sometimes you didn’t want to know the end… because how could the end be happy? How could the world go back to the way it was when so much bad had happened?” ― J.R.R.… Continue reading The Darkest Moment: The key to every great story
I entered 2018 with two main writing goals: (1) get an agent, and (2) get a publishing contract. Neither happened. Let’s be honest, I had no idea how slow publishing moves or how competitive it is, and I most likely set my goals way too high. But at the same time, that’s me. I aim… Continue reading 2018 – My writing journey in review
If you’ve been following RevPit, then you’ll know by now that I was not picked by any of the participating editors as the one author/manuscript that they’ll be working with over the next few weeks. It’s a bummer, but I definitely didn’t leave empty handed. The RevPit community is truly amazing and supportive. Not only… Continue reading RevPit – The Results Are In
104 hours have passed since I submitted my entry into the RevPit contest. Not that I’m counting or anything… I linger on in painful silence, waiting with baited breath for an email to confirm my wildest hopes–an editor is interesting in my manuscript. Each refresh of my inbox brings barely contained hope followed by hallow… Continue reading RevPit – Wednesday Update
Submission weekend for the annual RevPit contest has finally arrived! Not sure what RevPit is? You can learn more about it on their website. Before we jump into submissions, let’s talk a little bit about my RevPit journey so far: I started participating in the RevPit community during their 10 Queries event earlier this year. … Continue reading RevPit – Submission Weekend!
I loved the first draft of my novel. It had it’s flaws and the grammar needed work, but I was fully convinced that the story was solid and needed no major revisions. Once again, I was wrong. The main part that really struggled was my ending. Only, I couldn’t see that. If not for… Continue reading Editing – The ending that wasn’t and never should have been