Escaping the August heat by inching my way into the cold waters of the Quarry to float on an inner tube. Connecting with new and old friends in the water. Knowing I might get sunburned but not wanting to leave to reapply. Talking in British accents for no reason. The strawberry sencha is finally back … Continue reading What it feels like to be writing again
I haven't been "writing" in the traditional sense much lately. After getting Gaudiloquence as good as I can get it (for now), I knew it was time to once again tackle the long, difficult process of revising one of my rough drafts. I chose Princesses in the Trees, a speculative fiction about 12-year-old Jacinda who gets … Continue reading Why did I start a Muppet blog?
At the PNWA conference this summer, I attended a presentation called "What to Expect When You're Publishing." I asked the presenter a question that's been gnawing at me for years... How do you know? We're told that you should only start querying agents when your novel is as good as it can possibly get. But we're … Continue reading Going Forward
A lot can happen in seven months. When I last wrote in September, I went away for five blissful days at my summer camp for grownups. When I came back, everything changed very suddenly and painfully. During the months of recovery, I tried a few times to get back into the habit of writing every … Continue reading For Give
What an adventure! I knew that at PNWA I would learn about the industry and make some professional networking connections. What I didn't know was how much FUN I was going to have! Anything where a bunch of people who are all geeks about the same thing get together specifically to geek out about that … Continue reading Summer ILC, Week 4: PNWA Conference
"It's like a dream you try to remember but it's gone, then you try to scream but it only comes out as a yawn" —Barenaked LadiesDo people who aren't writers/writers who don't get most of their story ideas from dreams feel the same heartbreak I do when that happens?I often get my story ideas from what … Continue reading Phantasmagoriaphasiaphobia