Weather vs. Writing #writeordie #koolaidme #amwriting #90high

Living in Los Angeles, you expect a certain level of fair weather. Big, fluffy clouds, if any, sunshine, and the occasional three days of rain.┬áThen Summer hits with no warning (aside from the unseasonably warm April and, oh yeah, that ongoing panic-inducing drought) and suddenly it’s 70 degrees before 8am. How does this relate to … More Weather vs. Writing #writeordie #koolaidme #amwriting #90high

If you’re waiting for something to happen in publishing…

Originally posted on Carly Watters, Literary Agent Blog:
If you’re waiting on beta readers… Throw yourself into critiquing others; attend a writer’s conference, webinar, or workshop; outline your next book; set up your author website. If you’re waiting for an agent… Start working on (or finishing) your next book; avoid reading too much into agents’…

Progress: Fueled by endurance (and Starbucks) #dailywordcount #Paris #sisters #firstdraft #coffeeme

30,000 words! 30k! I’m a little over halfway done with my new manuscript, a story about American sisters in Paris, the achingly nuanced dynamics between them, and oh yeah, they’re twins. So far this has been such a joy to write (literally, wake up early, go to bed late because I want to write more, … More Progress: Fueled by endurance (and Starbucks) #dailywordcount #Paris #sisters #firstdraft #coffeeme

Weekend busy bee #amwriting #procrastination #oneofthesedays #willsmith

One of these days, there’s going to be a no-excuses button invented that will make writing obligatory. As in, “I have to go to the store for artichoke dip for Game of Thrones night!” – NO EXCUSES “I have to head to my grandparents’ storage unit to retrieve priceless heirlooms.” – NO EXCUSES “But how … More Weekend busy bee #amwriting #procrastination #oneofthesedays #willsmith