Writing a novel is fun and exciting. Editing a novel is usually tedious and headache inducing, at leas for me. And then there is the rewrite. I’ve been COMPLETELY rewriting my manuscript for my first SWTF book, changing a lot of stuff. Basically, what is left is the core story and the characters. It has … More The Authentic Author
I am going to my first writers conference in July (Squee!) and then my first mystery novel writers/readers conference in September (Double Squee!). When I decide to do something, I of course overdo it and throw myself into it 150%, get burned out, and then want to curl up in a tiny ball in my … More Three Top Tips to Prepare for a Writers Conference
I recently noted my thoughts were dark, and my entertainment choices were morbid. And it is just to sunny outside for all that! So, I decided to return to reading my first love: Fantasy! I just finished Dawn of Wonder by the talented Jonathan Renshaw. Highly recommend it to any lovers of coming … More Lightening the Mood
Thinking about writing your novel way more than actually writing it? Also known as the sophomore slump, the 35k-45k word drag, the “you’ve lost that loving feeling” phase of any story crafting, this monster loves showing up during a long haul story. You still think your manuscript is good, but you don’t want to spend … More The Murky Story Bog
Writing a book or story, while not as easy as the title would imply, is definitely the fun part. The work is in editing and rewriting, composing query letters/synopsis pages/ blurbs, researching agents and editors, investigating traditional versus self-publishing routes, marketing your work, finding beta readers…. that’s the real meat of the work of being any sort … More Writing is the Easy Part
Happy writing Saturday!
Saw this mini library on a walk in my neighborhood. The materials it was made from matched the house of the yard it was in. What a great idea! There was everything in the box from R.L. Stine’s famous YA novel series “Goosebumps” to a book entitled “Egonomics”, the name of an interesting psychological theory. I … More Neighborhood Book Exchange