Today we have an author interview! This is ThisIsHowIWasteTime, who has graciously agreed that I may call her Jen. Both Jen and I are part of #51writers on twitter, which has brought us together for this lovely conversation. Jen tweets and blogs and today she talks to me! 1. Welcome, Jen. Tell me a little … Continue reading An Interview With ThisIsHowIWasteTime
Hello everybody. Long time no see. I doubt anyone's been languishing at my sorry lack of posts, considering the world bursting into flames and all, but I need to get away from Twitter-space and I'm still not done processing the whole procedure, so what the hell - I've got an agent! A real literary agent … Continue reading Agent Acquired!
No, this is not a screed against Nanowrimo. It's not about how literature is dying, or how Nanowrimo is the devil, or how agents hate us writers who dare to try writing 50,000 words in a month (pro tip: no they don't). I've been watching writers around me prepare for Nanowrimo this year, and I … Continue reading Why I’m not doing Nanowrimo
Trigger Warning: this contains some discussion of the holocaust and concentration camps. Also, some mild spoilers, I guess? World War II is interesting from a storyteller's perspective. It's morbidly fascinating, full of stories that can be adapted and related over a wide number of genres. It's good for action/adventure, a la Captain America, or can leave us … Continue reading Review: Wolf by Wolf
Hello beautiful people. It's Pitch Wars time. I'll be entering this year with my YA fantasy, Night Witches. And as part of the Pimp My Bio program, I humbly offer this blog post for your amusement. First things first - thanks so much to Lana Pattinson for arranging the mentee blog hop. All the mentees … Continue reading Pitch Wars: #Pimp my Bio
June 15th: Shit shit SHIT there's something called #SFFpit and it's happening NEXT WEEK. I can't do it. I'm going to do it. I'm not ready to do it. I'M GOING TO DO IT. June 18th: Dear every writer I know - want to swap twitter pitches? June 19th-20th: *crickets* June 21st: Okay, no one is … Continue reading SFFpit – a recap
Seriously, this week. When logging on to write a blog post, I realized I'd intended to go over my impressions of the 1st 5 pages workshop in which I participated. The workshop took place over 3 weeks, and was an intensive look at the first 1250 words of my YA fantasy manuscript. All the participants … Continue reading Contests, workshops and pushing for sameness in an altered world
Number of submissions sent in April: 2. 1 rejected and sent again, 1 written and sent for the first time. Number of pieces on submission: 4 Number of pieces rejected: 2. 1 form, 1 very helpful rejection. I'm working with the feedback on the 2nd to improve the story and send it again. The rough … Continue reading April Submissions
Not so much to report on the Submissions this round. This is both good and bad. Number of submissions sent in March: 0. I suck. Number of pieces on submission: 4 Number of pieces rejected: 1. The rejection actually came from a work for hire project. The people with whom I was negotiating are absolutely … Continue reading March Submissions
Just a few statistics, in case anyone's interested. Number of submissions in January: 4 Accepted stories: 0 Rejections: 1, and it was very polite. I tweaked the story in question and it's being considered by another magazine. Hopefully not the most exciting month of the year!