4 1/2 Things I’ve Learned From My (Unpublished) First Novel

Posted Jan 17 2018 in , , , ,

  Two weeks ago I laid bare all the gory details of my year querying agents. This week, after a lovely lunch with my writing tribe, I’m taking a closer look at my first novel. And I’m realizing Book One can teach you quite a bit. Mine has taught me plenty. All related to sayings I’ve […]

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A Year in the Query Trenches

Posted Jan 3 2018 in , , , , , ,

Well, here we are again. A new year. A time to look back and say…wait, what? Some years float in nice and easy like the egrets that glide over the lake in my backyard and some skid in hot and reckless like my 16-year-old when she’s late for school. I’m feeling more of the latter […]

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Dream A Little Big Dream

Posted Jul 12 2017 in , , , , ,

Today I want to ponder dreams. Not the ones where you walk into a public place naked or show up for your final exam and realize you haven’t been to class all year. I mean the big dreams. The life dreams. One of my favorite quotes is: “If your dreams don’t scare you, they aren’t […]

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Writing and Querying and Publishing, oh my

Posted Jun 9 2017 in , , , , , ,

What the hell am I doing?  That about sums up how I feel after only three months of querying literary agents. This is definitely not a good sign. Somehow I’m both tenacious and impatient! Anyway, here are the stats so far: I’ve sent out about 65 queries. I’ve gotten plenty of no’s and, thankfully, several […]

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