If there's one thing I seem to write about more than anything lately, it's motherhood. It's hard not to write about what consumes your life 24/7/366 (Leap Year, holla!) I wrote about my mom in 2014 and about my first Mother's Day last year. This year I wrote about celebrating Mother's Day in the hospital for Preemie … Continue reading Mother’s Day Musings
You are midway through a rewrite of your novel, one that you and your agent wants turned around fast due to the nature of the market and the timeliness of the piece. During your rewrite will you a) throw out your back after sitting on a yoga ball for way too many hours and from … Continue reading Choose Your Own Adventure: Revision Edition
I have my own Catbrarian to oversee my books. And yes, that far shelf does contain 75 Babysitter's Club books.
My desk includes: Sun lamp, balsam fir candle, Mojo, an inspirational purple cow (gift from writing buddy Alex), Diet Coke, electric tea kettle, revision notes and copy of work in progress. Not pictured: tears of frustration. Revisions are hard!
This is seriously what my desk drawer looks like: tiny bottles of Baileys, rum, chocolate covered cherries, candy bars, Luna and Lara bars, some pink markers. Underneath it all is some tea.
I'm spending the next few weeks holed up in the Revision Cave (a cold and windowless room in my basement that doubles as my office). As you can see, I've stocked up snack essentials.
I can't believe 2013 is almost over. Actually I CAN believe it because I'm looking at a calendar and today is Tuesday, December 31st. You know that saying that goes "The days are long but the years are short?" Somehow all of my days in 2013 seemed extra short. It was a busy year as years … Continue reading Reflections and Resolutions
I'll keep this short because if you're like me, you're behind on your NaNoWriMo word count goals and it hasn't even been a week. Instead of writing, you're sitting in front of a space heater, eating an almond "ice cream" sandwich while watching The Wire. Wait, you're not? Okay, it's just me. Hopefully you're cruising along … Continue reading NaNoWriMo Tips for 2013
Today I posed a question that's been haunting me all week: do I follow the money or the art?This was in regards to cutting down my dedicated writing hours (I average 12-15 a week) in favor of working more hours at a job that pays me with real money. I was torn. I don't NEED the … Continue reading Money or Art?
http://youtu.be/bflYjF90t7c In just a few words, Jessie Spano pretty much sums up all my current writing emotions and thoughts.