Monthly Archives: January 2015

Staying Sane

My deadline is upon me, guys. I don’t have a ton of time. ┬áBut in my last post I talked about deadlines and how writing becomes work once you decide that… um… you want it to be work. Inevitably, I … Continue reading

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Deadlines

You want to know the biggest difference between writing before an agent and writing after? Deadlines. Lately, I’ve been feeling like this is the thing that must separate the career-writers from the hobby-writers. For career-writers, writing is work, and you … Continue reading

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Journaling

I always think I need some clever topic if I’m going to blog, but I’m spending so much energy on writing novel-length things right now that I don’t have much cleverness left for blogging. So I was thinking, instead of … Continue reading

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The Dynamic Nature of Writing

Before I became a writer, I always thought of stories as static. By the time they get to the reader they are what they are. No matter how many times you read them or how much time passes, published books … Continue reading

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New Year’s Post 2015

My friends, it’s a new year! Incredibly, it’s time to recap goals for 2014 and set new goals for 2015. 2014 was crazy. Not only did a meet my goal of finding an agent (yay, Marlene!), she also helped me … Continue reading

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