Write Something ELSE (It might get you an AGENT!)

It has been about four years exactly since the first time I told S — “I am writing a novel.” He nodded at the time, clearly unaware that ~this was important~. So I added, “I’m serious about this. I’ve always wanted to be a writer. I’m going to finish this book and do everything I […]

10 Things to do at Your First Writing Conference

So a while ago I wrote a  blog entry about my fear of writing conferences. Ok, maybe it wasn’t just about writing conferences, but a general fear of social situations IN GENERAL and writing conferences happen to be VERY SOCIAL events?  Well, last weekend, I FACED THE FEAR. And…the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writer’s conference was a FANTASTIC experience. […]

*headdesk*

Yesterday was my queryversary…one month since I sent my first queries. I’ve sent more since then, but I’ve had enough rejections already to fall off my initial I’m-subbing! high. On her blog today Kristin Nelson gave a brief list of what children’s editors are looking for right now. This was the very first thing she listed: “Looking […]