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Quarterly writing check in

How can 2017 be a quarter over already? I'm so far behind! Back in January, I posted a list of books I wanted to write or edit this year. I've gotten a lot done, but I've also been moving a lot slower than I wanted to. ALL FOR ONE: This is done and with my… Continue reading Quarterly writing check in

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Querying Multiple Projects: a How-to Guide

The Basic Query Process Pretty much every writer who hopes to be published has to query at some point. A Query letter is an email/letter sent to a publisher or agent, introducing yourself and your work. It may or may not be accompanied by a synopsis or sample pages, based on the requirements of that… Continue reading Querying Multiple Projects: a How-to Guide

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Writing Under the Influence: Mental Health Mondays

I am not a doctor. I'm not a shrink. I took a couple of psychology courses in college and I've read a lot of self-help, but the only thing I have a degree to treat is artwork, not people. But I do have anxiety and depression. Does that surprise you? Anymore, it seems like everyone… Continue reading Writing Under the Influence: Mental Health Mondays

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Tips for Transitioning from Short to Long Fiction

I recently got into a discussion on Twitter about transitioning from short fiction to writing novels. The person I was talking to had difficulties, because by the time they wrote a one page synopsis, they basically had the entire story on one page, from beginning to end. They'd become so used to writing short stories… Continue reading Tips for Transitioning from Short to Long Fiction

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Writing WIPs & What’s Next

I've got a busy writing year ahead, if you couldn't tell from my list of goals. I've already started to put a dent in it, though. Drafting In progress: ALL FOR ONE. This is the gender-bent Three Musketeers I mentioned a couple of weeks ago. I've been posting snippets on my Twitter feed, if you… Continue reading Writing WIPs & What’s Next

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Full Time, Part Time, Double Time: Writing and a Day Job

When people find out I'm a writer, the conversation usually takes a specific turn. The first question is usually, "Do you have a real job?" Nevermind the way this question makes my left eye twitch, yes, I do have a day job. The second question is always, "How do you manage to do both?" Oddly… Continue reading Full Time, Part Time, Double Time: Writing and a Day Job

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Things I’ve Learned about Writing

2016 was a whirlwind. In December of 2015, I was teetering on the brink of giving up ever getting published. I'd been working towards it since first grade, and missed every benchmark I set for myself--to be published before I started high school. Then before graduation. Before I finished my degree. Before I turned 25.… Continue reading Things I’ve Learned about Writing

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2017 Events and Appearances

That's right! I'm going places in 2017! Well, a place. But I'm hoping to add more stops throughout the year and going into 2018. For now, you can look for me at Steampunk Symposium in Cincinnati on April 28, 29, and 30. I will be co-hosting 2 panels, and possibly a reading. I might also have… Continue reading 2017 Events and Appearances

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Nano Check In: Week 2

How is everyone holding up? Don't know about you guys, but week two was rough for me. On top of everything else, I wound up scrapping the bulk of my outline and starting fresh. My new outline seems okay--so far--but we'll see how long it lasts. If I'm lucky, it'll make it to the end… Continue reading Nano Check In: Week 2

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Nano Check In

How is November treating you? Are you writing like the wind? I've been lucky this year. I have a lot of down time at my day job, and I've been using it to do a good chunk of my writing. So far, I'm making a pretty strong showing. (And now I'm going to go find… Continue reading Nano Check In