My writing process is sometimes (okay, a lot of the time) full of fits and starts. I'm sure you know how it goes: the ideas in our heads are sometimes stubborn to make the journey to the page. What I find the most helpful for making headway on a project is having an outline in place.Read More
I'm thrilled to introduce my first guest blogger, YA fantasy author Christa Conklin!
Christa recently went through the querying process to land an agent for her debut fantasy novel, and graciously agreed to write about the ways that her perspective has changed as she's gone from querying to now being agented.
So, without any further ado.... here's Christa Conklin!Read More
On an earlier blog post, I talked about feeling frustrated with my superhero/urban fantasy project. I took a step back from it and started working on something else, thinking that a little space would help me get past the block I was facing with that story.
Being right feels so good sometimes, especially when I’m right about myself.Read More
I’ve been too busy for a lot of things lately, things that I used to love and do regularly. Things like staying caught up on anime series and new video games (my friend Shannon keeps reminding me that all three parts of Starcraft 2 have been out for ages now, and I’ve yet to play either the Zerg or Protoss campaigns). But one of the things that I miss doing the most, and which I’m swearing to you (oh, Great and Powerful Blogosphere) that I will start doing again, is to play Dungeons & Dragons.Read More
If I could get paid to stare at the yellow wall of my living room while my laptop’s fan whirred beneath my motionless fingers, I’d be rich. Most days, I feel pretty productive, but last Friday was heavy on the wall-staring.Read More