When you finally nail down the idea that has been skirting the edges of your consciousness, it feels amazing! I remember doing a darn jig when I realized, not only did I have a good idea based on the half asleep notions that had been plaguing me for months, but it could be a well-conceived, … More The highs and lows of writing a novel #amwriting #authorlife #PitchWars
Today, I read this fabulous blog post on drafting your novel and exactly how much work goes into it the second, eighth, and eighteenth time around the same manuscript. A LOT. Catherine is a blogger who I randomly found via WordPress but whose posts I’m going to start following. If only for commiseration and more … More #Fridayblogging — How Many Drafts Did You Do Of Your Book?
Hello! Bonjour ! Hola ! I’m an ex-ex pat whose creative writing got kickstarted while living in France, and continues to be honed in Los Angeles. (This is where you, Madame/Monsieur Mentor, come in) Whatever your mentoring style, I’m ready. I’m one of six kids, so I know how to compromise, and I’m a younger … More Pick me! Pick me! (#PitchWars Mentee Bio)
Found this really interesting post on word counts and how they relate to a novel’s success (or lack thereof). Mostly found it interesting because I can feel another book idea marinating and the mechanics are just as important as its content. Enjoy! How Many Novels Can There Be?.
This is basically me all day every day right now. Not because I have writers’ block exactly, but because I’m gearing up for the next book idea and am doing massive (see: extremely fun) research to prep! Someone get me a coffee stat!!