Yesterday, on March 8, I participated in a Twitter event known as #PitMad, which is short for "Pitch Madness." The event allows authors with completed manuscripts to pitch them on Twitter for any agency or publisher that may be interested in publishing a new work in a specific genre. I followed the guidelines for #PitMad as … Continue reading My #PitMad Experience
I recently came up with a great analogy for my personal writing process. When I write my first draft, it's almost like I'm doing a line drawing. I'm building the foundation for my story. I write all the pertinent plot details, dialogue interactions, perhaps a few details here and there. When I'm done, I have … Continue reading An Analogy for My Writing Process
This article is an update to a previous one I wrote last year, where I debated hiring an editor. As my more recent posts alluded, I did finally decide to work with one. Every write I spoke to advised that I should. Some even stated that it was impossible for a writer to self-edit. I … Continue reading Working with a Professional Editor
I stepped away from my writing for a short while after I received the news of my editor's passing. It happened right before the two-year anniversary of my late husband's passing so I needed to take some time to myself. I'm now ready to move forward. My query letter has been revised extensively, and I … Continue reading Moving Forward
I received sad news today. Alan Seeger, who I viewed as a friend, but was also the editor of my novel, passed away yesterday. The writing community as a whole has lost a member of their community. He was not only and editor, but also an author in his own right. He mostly edited horror … Continue reading Goodbye, My Friend
I will admit, I am not the best at keeping my blogs regularly updated. I'd much rather write my novels than write blog posts. To that end, I thought I could combine the two today and just give an update on the progress of my first novel, Artifact of the Dawn. That is the first … Continue reading Artifact of the Dawn – Novel Progress
Happy New Year! I hope you've had a happy and safe New Year's celebration. This is the time of year where I like to reflect on the past year and also look towards the coming year. 2017 has been very much a transitional year for me in many ways. When it came to my writing, I made … Continue reading Happy 2018!