I always feel like such a schmuck–after our critique sessions (an entire weekend with almost 20-odd emails sent back and forth, fixing up each other’s query letters this time), Tia always thanks me on her blog, and I forget to do the same because…well, A.) I’m a schmuck*, and B.) I’m a bad li’l blogger […]Read More Awww!
Listening to: Switchfoot, “More Than Fine” Attention writer friends: In researching agents to query, I discovered that Caren Johnson is giving away a free 3-chapter or 30-page and synopsis critique. Details here, toward the bottom of the post. Genre and subject don’t matter–she’ll critique it even if she doesn’t rep it. Winner picked randomly and […]Read More Agent Crit Giveaway
Listening to: Everclear, “Glorious” That’s right kids, I have returned from the muddle of surgery and recovery. I’m doing lots better now, although the first day or two were mind-blowingly painful. Just sitting up was a two-person job. But the gallbladder is out, and I now have one fewer organ than the average person. I’ve […]Read More Back From the Brink
Just got Pretties and Specials from the nice mail-lady. Ever since I finished Uglies two weeks ago, I’ve barely been able to contain myself. If you write YA–or even if you just enjoy a ripping good read– and you haven’t read these books, well…FOR GOD’S SAKE, WHY?! Get thee to a bookstore! Now, the only […]Read More Doing the Happy Dance!
Updated to add: Immediately after writing this post, I discovered that the phone was off the hook. Why? Because two hours ago, I used it to call my cell phone, which I couldn’t find. Guess it wasn’t so much hyperbole, after all. Like a few hundred other aspiring writers across the country, and perhaps a […]Read More Fear and Anxiety in Central Pennsylvania