I’ve been thinking a lot about characters lately…mostly about writing them with an authentic voice. You know what I mean. Making them read like a real person. In addition to the middle grade novel that I’ve been working on, I’ve begun another story, one that’s completely different. It’s a story for adults! Whereas my children’s… Continue reading What Age are You Today?
I’ve been reading through the comments from last week’s post. What great story ideas! Thanks to those of you who shared with all of us. It’s interesting to read about the different ideas out there! For those of you who weren’t quite ready to post a comment, no worries. There will be plenty of chances… Continue reading Write What You Know
Hey Lovelies, 7 Days!! Ohmygosh, we’re one week out from release of Flip the Silver Switch and I’m not gonna lie. It is NOT easier the second time around! I was thinking I would be a seasoned pro by the time my second book published but here we are seven months later and NOPE—not a… Continue reading To Launch Party or Not to Launch Party?
Writers live the best life ever, and the worse life ever. Sometimes both in the same day. Read on for my take on what it’s really like to be a writer. A writer’s routine includes writing. Many don’t write daily, but they write consistently. If long periods of time go between their writing sessions, it takes them that… Continue reading Living a Writer’s Life
Hello! It’s been awhile since I checked in with you. I hope you’ve been well! I haven’t been blogging much but I have been writing. A lot! So much writing actually and so much revising. I’m working on a manuscript that has totally reignited my love for writing middle grade… not that I ever lost… Continue reading The Day Before a Book is Born
Writing at home means writing wherever it works at the moment. Today’s writing spot is the kitchen. At least the Kuerig is close by! Our kitchen is pretty bright. The sun fills it with just enough light to keep me motivated. On a very rare occasion, it’s quiet too. So here I am in my… Continue reading Magic Writing Potion
Hey all, Even writers on a deadline need a break, right? Right. So, I’m jumping on here to talk about the very reason I have a deadline this week: Pass Pages. I’m reading through final pass pages for Pop the Bronze Balloon and my deadline is the end of the month. Obviously I’m cutting it… Continue reading What Even Are Pass Pages?
Hey all, I had a different post planned for today. It’s a topic I’m sure you guys will be interested in at some point. But right now, it’s still only halfway written. No matter how hard I tried this week, I just couldn’t find the pockets of time to finish it. I’m on a deadline… Continue reading The Messiness of Writing
Hey all, I’m overwhelmed by the response to my last post, What Happens When You Lose Your Literary Agent. I haven’t gotten that many views on a post since I announced my first book deal! I guess it shows that losing an agent is a topic writers want to know more about. And by the… Continue reading I Have New Agent News!
Swirl & Spark has a brand new look! What do you guys think? I’m completely obsessed with how pretty it is! It feels fresh & fun, positive & motivating. That’s saying a lot for a site that I’ve been staring at for the last six and a half years! From the very beginning, I’ve handled… Continue reading The Magic of Branding