A personalized rejection letter with specific suggestions is a huge step closer to a yes. Plus it can from one of the main science fiction publications. I'll take it!
Getting started is often the hardest part. It definitely was the case for me submitting short stories. I’d already submitted a few, and I’d received some personalized rejections, which was encouraging. For my non-writing readers, there really is such a thing as a good "no." Despite this fact, it was hard for me to pull… Continue reading Momentum
I couldn't write about my wedding well enough for my liking, so I kept not writing. That will show me!
What I wanted to write and what wanted to be written were two very different things.
Someone in a workshop pointed out a fundamental flaw in the very premise of my book. (Insert bad word here.) But it turned out to be less than fatal, and it will make my novel stronger. Thank goodness for feedback!
It has been a whirlwind around here. In addition to my annual hand writing notes in my holiday cards (I love that tradition!), which go out on the day after Thanksgiving, I have finished the fourth round of edits on my second novel. I thought the edits I did during my writer's retreat would… Continue reading What a Month!
I wish I could readily access the part of my brain where long-forgotten memories hang out.
With a deadline coming closer, I'm so glad I was able to get away and get a huge jump start on editing novel #2!
I started to write a novel in first person and realized I didn't know how. What's a writer to do? Learn some skills in a short story is the logical answer. Right? Or is that just me?
For the second year in a row, the Mother Earth News Fair had me surrounded by people who get me.