It really does. I got the finished cover as a .jpeg and it’s saved to my phone so I can look at it every day. Well… maybe not every day. But it is absolutely gorgeous! I can’t share it yet, but I promise that in the coming weeks we’ll be doing a cover reveal. So … More My Book Has a Cover!
This post is going to be short and sweet. I just want to give a big shout out to EDITORS. I’m just digging in on round 2 on my MS, and it’s amazing to me how much wonderful insight editors have. Having done several workshops on fiction, non-fiction and poetry, I know it’s not easy to give … More Props to Editors
Being a writer isn’t necessarily one of those jobs that leave you covered with dirt or chalk or charcoal. We can sit at our desks for hours, tea by our side type-typing away. I love writing and I love typing, but sometimes when you walk away and Word is powered down, it’s hard to feel … More Ink! — Getting my hands dirty
This is just a quick note to say that I’ve recently dusted off a manuscript that I was very proud of and realized *gasp* I don’t like the characters very much anymore. They’re just a little too 2-D for my taste, edging on the stereotypical; the easy to write, but not to love folks. I’ve … More Characterization and Motivation are Power
I live in the Washington, D.C. metro area and have to drive into the city and on the Beltway on a regular basis. So needless to say, I sit in a lot of traffic. It’s the way of the world, and I’ve begrudgingly accepted that. But today, while crawling along at an average speed of … More 10 Ways to Pass Time during a Traffic Jam
I’ll start off this post by acknowledging the fact that I am actually writing it from my own couch at my own house, with my furry, cross-eyed kitten curled up next to me. However, in the spirit of the title, I came up with the idea in a hotel. Let me paint you a picture: … More Why writing in hotels can be way better than writing at home: A Proposition
Yesterday something amazing happened. I was driving home from work, the open road—well, the road and hundreds of other cars were ahead of me, and my mind started to drift. For once it wasn’t about the groceries I needed to buy, and the cat I needed to clean up after. No, I had the seedling … More Wham Bam, Thank you Ma’am… for that inspiration, I mean.