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Wordle of Twenty-Eight and a Half Wishes

Twenty-Eight and a Half Wishes first draft is halfway complete at 46,000 words in only 20 days! (And 5 of those days I didn't write!!!) To celebrate I created a Wordle! You plug in your manuscript and it prints out your most used words, biggest to smallest. I'm not sure how helpful it actually is, but is sure is pretty! [...]

Something New

I have started a new project. Hot on the heels of the rejection of my full of CHOSEN, and facing the possibility that CHOSEN might be unsellable in the current market, I thought it best to stop writing the sequel and start something new. Its a daunting task, starting something new. For one thing, you need an idea. Lots of [...]

Rejection

A consequence of writing is rejection. It's part of the game. If you can't take it, you've picked the wrong profession. But the irony is most writers are also insecure. They write their creations and display it for the world, hoping for the best but fearing for the worst. And believe me, now matter what you write, you will get [...]

Who's to Say if You're Better Than Me?

Everyone knows critique partners are essential to your literary career. I have been extremely fortunate that I have stumbled upon some wonderful critique partners via Twitter. However, I have dallied with a local critique group. They meet on Friday nights, not the easiest time for me to meet. My teenagers rebel against me squashing their social activities to babysit their [...]

Chosen Query

The time has come, the time that every author looks forward to with great anticipation and also with great dread. It's time to query. For those of you not familiar with the ins and outs of acquiring a literary agent, an author writes a query letter and sends it out to agents, hoping to grab their attention and make them [...]

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