I'm going to be honest with you: I haven't been reading much this year. Based on things I've been reading on social media, it seems as though I'm not alone in this. The COVID-19 pandemic has made so many of us more anxious than usual, and it can be difficult to shut your brain off and get lost in a book, even though that escape can be exactly what we need right now!
I can't believe it's been almost 2 years since I first started querying SHADOW OF THE NECROPOLIS! It doesn't feel like it's been that long, but it does at the same time. I'm a somewhat sporadic querier, so I probably would have exhausted my list of agents long before now if I had gone through… Continue reading A Tale of Two Manuscripts: Some Statistics
hello! i am alive! sorry for the unexpected hiatus (again). i'm going to try to get better about weekly posts, or at least monthly. maybe it will help motivate me to write more often, too. since september, i have finished another 2 semesters of grad school (!!). i'm 1.5 years into a 3 year program.… Continue reading hello world! a return from hiatus
It's been 13 days since the PitchWars submission window first opened and, if you're anything like me, you're feeling the anticipation. Many writers are already getting discouraged because they haven't received a request (even though mentors have said they'll be requesting right up until picks are announced October 12). I'm not allowed to publicly discuss… Continue reading the long wait
It's Monday, August 27, which can only mean one thing in writer-land... THE PITCHWARS SUB WINDOW IS OFFICIALLY OPEN!! I submitted my materials last night and promptly shut off my light and went to sleep. Do I think I'll be chosen this year?... I mean, never say never, right? This is my fourth year entering… Continue reading the moment has come!
Since my last post, I finished what is hopefully the last draft of Shadow of the Necropolis! It's 79,000 words, so quite a bit longer than my original estimate of 71,000. I think my query letter is as ready as it'll ever be, too. Now all I need to do is do a run-through edit for… Continue reading it’s finished!
It's that time again. Time for the: Pitch Wars 2018 Mentor Blog Hop! I love this contest and can't wait to submit again this year 🙂
I've finally made it to the halfway point in my revision on Shadow of the Necropolis! It's still very slow going, but I really need to finish it, since classes start up again on Wednesday. Not to mention, the PitchWars sub window opens on the 27th, in 2 weeks! Stats: Chapters revised - 15 of… Continue reading the halfway point
I've gone back and forth on it over the past few weeks, but I think I've finally decided to participate in PitchWars again this year! If nothing else, I love the feeling of community pitching writers create as we wait for picks to be announced 🙂 About My WIP: Shadow of the Necropolis has gone… Continue reading #PitchWars 2018: #BoostMyBio
I was struggling for an idea for this week's blog post that didn't have to do with my EXTREMELY slow revision on the now-titled Shadow of the Necropolis. Work is still underway on the final draft, but I've been dragging my feet since I decided to insert a couple of all-new chapters in this draft. Which… Continue reading my drafting style