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A Tale of Two Manuscripts: Some Statistics

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

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the long wait

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

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the moment has come!

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!

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Let The Madness Begin… PitchWars 2014!

Hi guys! I promised another blog post, so this is me, being good about keeping up the old blog :)I posted my mentee bio last week, so I won't bore you by going through all that again! But PitchWars is the most fun, most nervewracking, most enlightening experience I've been through yet as a writer,… Continue reading Let The Madness Begin… PitchWars 2014!

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Draft 4: Blood, Sweat, and Tears (but mostly blood)

Happy Monday everyone!I'm excited to announce that, last week, I FINISHED draft 4 of Blood on My Hands. Finally!I picked at it for a couple of hours after I finished before emailing it off to my beta readers, of course. Then I pretty much threw my hands up in the air because DONE, and sent it.… Continue reading Draft 4: Blood, Sweat, and Tears (but mostly blood)

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The Home Stretch: Rewriting, Reconfiguring, and Generally Tearing My Hair Out

Afternoon, readers! Today I'm going to discuss rewriting, that ancient curse upon all writers... It's inevitable. At some point, we all have to rewrite SOMETHING. If you can get through novel edits just revising and editing, then good for you. Also, I hate you.This month has taught me a lot about writing. I already knew… Continue reading The Home Stretch: Rewriting, Reconfiguring, and Generally Tearing My Hair Out

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Draft 4 Update: Hooray for Summer!

Hello again! As expected, I have read two books since last week's post. I finished The Archived and read Matched. I don't know what I was expecting, but it wasn't all that great, to be honest. Most of the characters felt like filler, like they had no real purpose or life of their own except to drive Cassia's story forward.… Continue reading Draft 4 Update: Hooray for Summer!

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Week 6 Update: Hello New Title (and draft 4, coming soon…!)

Hello all! If my calculations are correct, we are in the midst of Week Six of the 90 Day Writing Challenge. As you probably already know, I haven't been keeping up with it the way I should. It's gotten better recently, but I've been doing more planning draft 4 of my WIP than actual writing.Unless… Continue reading Week 6 Update: Hello New Title (and draft 4, coming soon…!)

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Update: Draft 4 is on the horizon!

Hello, all! I promise, I'm going to try to get around to a YouTube video this Saturday. I didn't even notice I had missed this Saturday until it was already gone. I'm starting to feel better, thankfully.I finally finished inputting my entire novel into Scrivener, which I am eternally grateful for. Scrivener is an amazing… Continue reading Update: Draft 4 is on the horizon!

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Weekly Check-in: Writing, Editing, and Beyond

I wanted to get around to writing this post yesterday, but I didn't end up having the time. This will just have to be an irregular week. My OCD mind will have to get used to that. Anyway.The end of the school semester is approaching, so I foresee not having much time for writing projects… Continue reading Weekly Check-in: Writing, Editing, and Beyond