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

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

Staying Home

Photo by Kelly Lacy from Pexels Being forced to stay home and cancel social obligations should be a writer’s dream, but I’m actually finding it difficult to write. Uncertainty isn’t the best climate to spark creativity, and when I do try writing, it’s centered around doom and gloom (hence my last blog post) and not my upbeat, normal … Continue reading Staying Home

Writing in a Time of Chaos

After my self-doubt post, I enrolled in a Coursera class focused on the craft of writing. I have to say, I've already seen a difference. It really makes me contemplate word choice to ensure the desired effect. For this week's assignment I was tasked with writing a 500-600 word short story. As soon as I … Continue reading Writing in a Time of Chaos