#Fridayblogging — How Many Drafts Did You Do Of Your Book?

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?

#NewAdult lit is now two pants from #Erotica

(Item of clothing or breathless state, you choose) Apparently, the only thing separating New Adult literature from Erotica is whether the main character is driven by sex. My question then becomes, aren’t all characters driven by sex to a degree? Or if not 100% driven by sex, for Erotica characters that are doesn’t that make … More #NewAdult lit is now two pants from #Erotica

The sweet spot

When you write something that you know feels spot on, exactly the voice you were going for, the structure, the plot points unfold just so, that is the holy grail of writing. It took me a long time to figure it out with my first novel (that learning curve is steep), but this second project … More The sweet spot

#PitchMadness ain’t finished yet! (or An open window: Musings on Moments Abroad)

When I was living in France, I was teaching Psychology and Sociology in English at the local university. Do I have a degree in either one of these fields? Nope. But I’m a native English speaker and the material was provided. It was an amazing job! I worked 7 hours a week my last semester … More #PitchMadness ain’t finished yet! (or An open window: Musings on Moments Abroad)

5 ways you know you speak a #foreign language #fluently

1. You awake and groggily turn to your significant other and say, “Bonjour!” 2. When you are startled, scared, or absurdly angry you curse in said language. “Merde!” 3. You sing along to the most repetitive of songs. “Alors on danse” by Stromae  http://youtu.be/7pKrVB5f2W0 4. You fight the urge to debate in said language because you’re better at arguing in it. 5. … More 5 ways you know you speak a #foreign language #fluently