Girl, You’ll Be Womanly Soon

(or Soft, Ladylike, and Matronly, According to the Synonym Finder) For the past month I have been rewriting last year’s NaNoWriMo project, since an editor I pitched to at the LERA conference I attended in November expressed interest my manuscript. Yeah, I’m kinda doing this: The thing with revisions is that, unlike the unfettered pouring of creativity that … More Girl, You’ll Be Womanly Soon

This Maybe Isn’t the Most Efficient Way to Write a Synopsis

or, I’m in Synopsis-Writing Hell. Liquor isn’t helping. Not to say that I didn’t try, though. I finished my latest round of manuscript cuts a few days ahead of schedule. The next step was to rewrite my synopsis. This is how I made the best use of my time advantage: 1. Took a few days off from even looking at … More This Maybe Isn’t the Most Efficient Way to Write a Synopsis

Cat in the Corner

I shooed him off my writing chair. I waved him away from my keyboard. Now he’s found a new place to hang out. In the corner of my bookcase, behind the printer, on top of the wireless router. I know. So pitiful. At least I can get some writing done.

Flipping the Writing Schedule and Hot Yoga Visions

Write February 26, 2014 I was feeling a bit stagnified in my writing. (Okay, I know stagnified isn’t technically a word, but it does come close to describing my feeling.) I’m still working on queries. That’s possibly why I feel like I’m getting nowhere. So I decided to change my schedule and shake something loose. … More Flipping the Writing Schedule and Hot Yoga Visions

How to Procrastinate Doing Query Letters

Write February 19, 2014 Read comic books. Do housework. Do laundry. Paint toenails. Collect book jacket blurbs from Goodreads. Go to the movies. Collect more book jacket blurbs from Goodreads. Go to the movies again. Analyze the book jacket blurbs for that magic hook. Listen again to the NPR interview with the writers of Dallas Buyers Club on … More How to Procrastinate Doing Query Letters