My mood is bad. I’m sitting here, forcing myself to work on my calculus homework with despondent eyes. It’s hard to remain positive when the rejections keep rolling in for Children of Earth. Is the story too convoluted? Is it too packed? Are there too many characters for a reader to become emotionally attached? Should … More The Weather Reflects the Mood
I’ve got a new idea for a new series to write! I’m really excited to start this one! It’ll take a lot of research, but it would be a good one to start while I’m waiting on queries for Children of Earth. My hints to you about it are A) it has to do with … More New Book Idea!
Writing isn’t exactly a lucrative business. Most authors need to work multiple jobs while writing even if they are published. I’m at the “working three jobs while going to school full time” stage, hoping to get a fourth, and finish book two in whatever free time I can dredge up. It’s chaotic. And draining. I … More My enemy, Time.
As I lay in bed, my kitties cuddling on my back, I can’t sleep. Thoughts of queries, school, three jobs and friends tumble through my head. It’s been a long time since I’ve felt this kind of restlessness and it took me a long time to put my thumb on why I’m bitten by it … More Fall
Writing is hard. Writing for an income is even harder. As I send out query after query, the self-doubt threatens to suffocate me. I’m worried that my query was awful, that my first chapter is too long, too boring, and too full of mundane details that are necessary to understanding the story. I’m worried that … More “Be Realistic”
When you read Lord Of The Rings, it is important to remember that Frodo had a lot of help along the way. You, my readers and “Facebook Page Likers” are my Fellowship as I trudge on to get my book published. The path to getting your book is a long stairwell, each step higher and … More Agents! Platforms! Queries Oh My!
Summer is drawing to a close, and my days of swimming are coming to an end. I am filled with infinite melancholy.