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For All the Teachers.

It’s the first week back at school (or will be soon) for a lot of kids around the country, so I thought I would dedicate this post to the teachers who encouraged me to pursue writing. My mom is a teacher and I do a lot of volunteering in schools, so I have a lot of respect for the work teachers do. They have the power to change kids’ lives in ways that...

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Setting Priorities

Opportunities are abundant when you are willing to look for them. There are at least a dozen calls for pieces right now that I would love to write. Then there are the ideas that have been buzzing around in my head for a while now which are getting awfully cranky about not getting on paper, er, computer screen. That’s a lot of work. If I wrote full time, then...

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I like the sound they make as they whoosh by…

Short post as I have a ton of editing that I must finish by Friday. That is a self-imposed deadline. Of course, right now I have no one to answer to but myself. If it takes me an extra week of editing before I can query, then it takes me an extra week. No one is going to punish me, no one is going to scold me, and to be honest, no one is going to care. But, I work...

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Writing, Self-Esteem, and the Reason I Have Nightmares

Sometimes you just feel like shit. I shouldn’t right now. I (finally!) finished the first draft of the novella I was working on this weekend and started the editing process. On the plus side, most of it seems to be working. I don’t feel like I’ve left out any major scenes, shouldn’t need to cut any characters, and, best of all, it is all on...

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Why Writing is Like the Real World Part 5: The Full

Today is the last installment in the why writing is like the real world series. So far we’ve managed to write a book, query, wait patiently, and submit a partial. On to the full. So. Close. The editor liked the first pages, now they want to read the whole thing before they make a final decision. It could still go either way at this point. So now you passed the phone...

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Why Writing is Like the Real World Part 4: The Partial

Continuing my series on why writing is like the real world, we are up to the partial. So an agent/editor likes your query letter. They open up their email and let you know that they want to see the first 20 pages. Not fair right? Maybe the best part of your story is on page 52 or you believe that they can’t really understand your work in those first few pages. Guess...

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