Reading as Research

Listening to: The Starting Line, “Direction” First off, thanks to everyone for the big congrats and everything. It’s been a heck of a week…still looking around myself in pure amazement from time to time. So I just finished, around 2:30 a.m., Cassandra Clare’s Mortal Instruments Series. I finished Book II on the way to the […]

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Listening to: Journey, “Don’t Stop Believin’”. Oh, hush up and let me have my sentimental fun, will ya? =) I have no idea how to really start this blog post, so I’m just gonna dive in headfirst. I have an agent. As of this morning, I’ve officially accepted representation from Marlene Stringer of the Stringer […]

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Okay. So. Confession time. This is really, really hard to admit, so I’m just gonna come right out and say it. *Braces self*. I haven’t written a word of fiction since November. Gah! I want to go run behind a chair or something, so ya’ll can’t see me. I mean, yes, I worked on the […]

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There and Back

Listening to: Dispatch, “Two Coins” Oh. My. Gah– Yes, that’s right. I’m back. Again. I know I have these periods of disappearance, when life gets crazy or I get a bit burnt out on the blogging thing. And you know I do, too. So if you’ve been patient and awaited my glorious return, thank you. […]

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Return to Revisionland

Listening to: Damien Rice, “Cannonball” The betas have spoken. When you hear the same comment from several people on a major aspect of your story, you pretty much have to listen. Eventually. After like, the sixth person says it. Maybe. I’ve struggled a lot with this particular aspect, which was having my protagonist (Freya) in […]

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When I started this blog two and a half years ago, I thought it would just be a fun place to document my progress as a writer; somewhere to let loose all those thoughts and theories that arise during that long, wonderful, arduous, exhilarating process known as “writing a novel.” You know, just another place […]

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The Fear

Fear is a huge thing in this writing game. I’m afraid that I’ll never make it as far as I want to. I’m afraid that the words will stop coming. I’m afraid that the ideas will dry up. I’m afraid that each novel won’t live up to what I have in my head. I’m afraid […]

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In Between

So I’ve carried this idea in my head for almost a year now. It started as just a germ of something, inspired by a big news story. After that FLDS compound in Texas was raided last April, I decided I wanted to write something involving a fundamentalist religious cult of some kind. That was it. […]

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The Busy Bee

Listening to: The Hives, “Hate To Say I Told You So” Why haven’t I been around you ask? Oh, I don’t know…it could be blog malaise. It could be blogger’s block. Or it could be that my life has gotten so freakin’ crazy that I can’t tell my right hand from my left anymore. Okay, […]

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