My Ode to Rejection

It's been another couple weeks of constant rejection from agents. This news can be disheartening to say the least. But instead of giving up or wallowing in my own self-pity, I find writing about the experience helps me process my emotions. I thought I would share a recent piece I wrote after a particularly difficult … Continue reading My Ode to Rejection

The Querying Coaster

Photo by Angie from Pexels After a yearlong break and many, many revisions, I'm back in the querying trenches, trying to find an agent to represent my young adult manuscript. I honestly forgot the highs and lows associated with this process; that some days I'm whooping with joy because an agent asked to read more pages contrasted with … Continue reading The Querying Coaster

What to Read Next (Winter Edition)

Since the pandemic began more and more people have asked me for book recommendations. I’ve always considered myself a bit nerdy for being a book worm, but now reading is becoming the “it” thing to do. I read an article today that book sales are skyrocketing more than ever. If you’ve also jumped on the … Continue reading What to Read Next (Winter Edition)

And Now…For Something Completely Different

It's been a bit since I've posted a blog, but it isn't because I'm not writing. Quite the contrary, I'm writing way more than before! Let me back up a little. My husband and I listen to the Office Ladies podcast and on one of their episodes, they featured Brent Forrester, a writer from the … Continue reading And Now…For Something Completely Different

A New Routine in this New World

Photo by Aphiwat chuangchoem from Pexels Like the rest of the world, my normal routine was completely upended in March 2020. Before the pandemic, I’d be commuting to and from work on various forms of transportation totaling over two hours a day. I used that time in the morning to write/edit my work in progress and then read … Continue reading A New Routine in this New World

Book Picks: My Favorite Summer Reads of 2020

Recently on social media one of my friends asked what people are doing when they are overcome by pandemic stress. My response: I read. That's always been my MO when life becomes too much. Honestly, I read all the time because it's my favorite hobby and the reason I became a writer. I've been an … Continue reading Book Picks: My Favorite Summer Reads of 2020