In Which I Give Some News

So many wonderful things happening lately< I thought I’d better share! First, New York is a go. I will be leaving Denver in late July and trying out life in a huge, sprawling city. The last time I lived in city that big I was twelve, and I lived in Toronto with my family for … Continue reading

Writing a Query is Harder Than Writing the Actual Book

And yes. I think this is true. When writing a book, (mostly) the words just come out. You have the immensely enjoyable task of moving the pieces around on the board, of telling them what their next move is, what their next decision will be. Telling the story is an amazing ride and, regardless of … Continue reading

In Which A Brisk Bike Ride Clears My Head

Or my nose. Seriously, it was cold out there today. Here I am, waking up at 6, checking the weather and seeing that it’s supposed to be 70 degrees today. Hurray! I shall bike the 5 miles to work. Recently, I ponied up the funds to purchase a brand new bike from REI. During the … Continue reading

In Which I Discover the True Ending To the Story

Pay attention to your dreams. Often they hold the key to finishing or beginning a story. Often they offer insights you have not yet considered. Last night, I had a dream that gave me the true ending to my story. It was not the ending I had originally envisioned and yet, now that I have … Continue reading

And the Words Keep Coming

A thousand more words today in the still untitled WIP from August and I’m still on a role. It’s spilling out of me and shows no sign of slowing down – I’m barraged with new ideas daily and the thought of sitting down and writing is incredibly exciting. I haven’t felt like this since November. … Continue reading

Recipe For a Devastating Masterpiece of Stupefying Brilliance

In order to complete this recipe, you will need several things. The first step in creating a Devastating Masterpiece of Stupefying Brilliance is to make sure you have all of your utensils and supplies. Do you have a computer, notebook/pen, desk, and an area to work? Good. The next step is to make sure you … Continue reading

Oh Writing Gods, Why oh Why Must I Use Twitter?

I can’t figure it out. I don’t understand it. Even when it’s explained, it goes in one ear and out the other. Or in one eyeball and out the other, since, you know I’ve been reading how-to’s for the last four hours. I just updated my Twitter page. I think. I haven’t “tweeted” since October … Continue reading

In Which I Am Almost Ready

I have almost finished outlining my new book, the idea for which came upon me suddenly and urgently. I was surprised that I was getting brand new ideas so quickly after finishing my NaNo novel, which I’ve been editing for the last few months. The minute I sent off the first draft for reading by … Continue reading

Dear Writer

Dear Writer, Admit it. You are like me – you love to create. You need it to survive, to continue feeling normal. But you love also the idea of one day seeing your name on a hardcover jacket typed out in a lovely custom font, and several glowing reviews of your novel waiting for the … Continue reading

Is Anyone Else Bored by What They Write?

I had a strange epiphany today. Part of what was holding up with my novel was that I was incredibly bored with my content. I kept writing these scenes that I thought were necessary for the story, scenes that I thought would help the reader better understand, or scenes that helped fill the space between … Continue reading