Almost without fail, whenever I see an acquaintance at the grocery store, a friend at a party, or a relative at a holiday gathering, I am asked the same question: “So, are you still writing?” Now, this question comes in different forms, but whether it’s “Are you working on any books right now?” or “I […]
Back in 2009, I thought I was about to hit the big time. I’d written a book, you see. A novel, actually. A YOUNG ADULT novel. Because dang it, if Stephenie Meyer could do it, I could do it, too. And with the optimistic encouragement of my then-agent, who truly felt that my book would […]
Do you guys remember that super awesome plotting system I started using a few months back? Man, I LOVE THAT SYSTEM. It has worked better than anything else I’ve ever tried. I have HALF of a first draft written! It’s exciting. It’s rewarding. It’s… …half of what I was supposed to have at this point. Because when […]
BEHOLD. I HAVE MADE YOU A VIDEO. It is about my new system for organizing and drafting a novel. Warning: it is almost 8 minutes long and I filmed it in my bedroom. Enjoy!
Well, we’re sick. All of us. My husband had some kind of devil-infection that made him hack and splutter for about 72 hours straight, and Baby J, to absolutely no one’s surprise, seems to have caught it. (Girlfriend is like germ Velcro. If a germ passes within a radius of one mile from her body, […]