Writers are dramatic people (including me). Let's face it, we couldn't write dramatic scenes without a proliferous imagination and a flair for incredible twists and turns.
But sometimes this doesn't work for our real lives. Every rejection feels personal. Every critique a knife slipping down our skin.
Seriously, the sky is not falling. So what if you don't get an agent, publisher, or the numbers you're shooting for. You're no worse off than you were last week. You still have the ability to do something you love--something many, many people in the world don't have (think of the people that can't afford to feed there kids).
Instead of focusing so hard on the final 10 pages of your writing career, enjoy the novel!
On Feb. 19th, my seven-year old son broke his femur due to a non-ossifying fibroma. The whole experience was rather traumatic for him, so ...
If you learn nothing else, learn this: Bookbub rocks ! As in, life changing, book changing rocks. They're hard to get into: Read th...
Updated Sept 4th, 09 So I was reading Michelle's post on violence and it got me really thinking. How do you write a violent scene with...
My options (thanks to everyone who contributed!): Breena, Nixie, or Tianna Rhom (Rhombus), or Adàmas. The shape of a diamond, or t...
I found this gem as I was going through my hundreds of files. It's an old newspaper article from before I was published. And the book ...
I keep thinking life is going to be better. That this is the last major medical issue we're going to have. But it never is. Nearly 4 yea...
Holy crap, it's been a hard year. In addition to my son's difficult diagnosis, his two surgeries, and moving to another state, I had...
The YA Scavenger Hunt is now closed. Thanks for participating! Winners of Witch Song: Melody Straka and Sarah Kalait And don't forget...
Fellow Dauntless author, Lani Woodland, released her newest book today. I had the privilege of being a reader for this book, and I absolute...
This sweet baby girl is Gentry, and she has cancer. I'm pleased to announce that her neuroblastoma was removed during surgery and she...
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