Writer Beware: Your Work Is Valuable; Don’t Get Scammed

Most of us start writing because we enjoy it or because we have something we are desperate to share. While some writers hoard their work, afraid to let the public see it, many want or even need their work to be read. Those of us who want to publish aren’t always content to just throwContinue reading “Writer Beware: Your Work Is Valuable; Don’t Get Scammed”

How an editor made my day.

This year, I had high hopes for #DVpit. I’d just finished polishing a new manuscript. My query was in good shape. I’d struggled with my pitches, but thought I finally had them down. I scheduled them, went to work, and tried to not to sneak peeks at twitter between each student I tutored. My tryContinue reading “How an editor made my day.”

Concussive Puppy Trouble

This is the longest I have gone without making a new post since I started this blog, and it might be a while before I get back to my regular posts, so I figured I’d hop on for a few minutes and let you all know what is going on. Late January was the startContinue reading “Concussive Puppy Trouble”

Beta Readers & Remembering my Characters are NOT me.

Good beta readers and critique partners are essential for writers, not just because they make individual manuscripts stronger, but also because they can make writers aware of problematic patterns. My beta readers often comment that my characters don’t react or show emotion to big things – like finding out demons exits, losing a loved one,Continue reading “Beta Readers & Remembering my Characters are NOT me.”

IWSG December Post: Writers Remorse ?

December 6 question – As you look back on 2017, with all its successes/failures, if you could backtrack, what would you do differently? There isn’t much I would do differently. To be honest, 2017 was filled with more success than failures. Sure, I got about 120 rejections for one of my novels, but in the end,Continue reading “IWSG December Post: Writers Remorse ?”

IWSG November: I will win NaNoWriMo!

November 1 question – Win or not, do you usually finish your NaNo project? Have any of them gone on to be published? Because I was so into national novel writing month, I completely forgot to blog on the first of the month with the Insecure Writers Support Group Question. Half way through the month andContinue reading “IWSG November: I will win NaNoWriMo!”

Book Review: Walking on Water is a gorgeous and validating read.

Walking on Water by Matthew J. Metzger My rating: 5 of 5 stars I honestly wasn’t sure what to expect when I picked up an ARC of Walking on Water. I asked to review it because I love merfolk stories as long as they are not Disney’s The Little Mermaid, and have been hungry forContinue reading “Book Review: Walking on Water is a gorgeous and validating read.”

Book Deal = Happier than a Puppy Off- Leash

This blog post should’ve been up a few days ago, but with storms, a family member’s health issues, and the start of NaNoWriMo, I neglected to write it. However, if you follow me on Facebook or Twitter, then you probably already know the information I am going to announce. I signed a contract with NineStarContinue reading “Book Deal = Happier than a Puppy Off- Leash”

National Novel Writing Month: 2017

It’s that time of year again. The leaves are changing color, the days are getting short, and it’s almost time to embark on an adventure: National Novel Writing Month. Last year, I wrote a romantic sci-fi thriller about a hacker and a small town boy on the run from some government contractors. After a fewContinue reading “National Novel Writing Month: 2017”