Lazy days of summer? Bah! I’m writing, and I’m taking the coolest writing workshop. Every Tuesday night, a few other speculative fiction writers and I meet at Tubby and Coo’s bookstore to talk about Building Better Worlds. Check out the description of the workshop below…doesn’t it sound amazing? Not to mention getting to know other […]
Writing Blueprints are created by the folks behind Children’s Book Insider, which just celebrated its 27th anniversary! As of today, these are the Blueprints available through WritingBlueprints.com: Picture Book Blueprint Easy Reader Upgrade Picture Book Blueprint / Easy Reader Upgrade Bundle Chapter Book Blueprint Self-Publishing Blueprint I tried the Chapter Book Blueprint, and I loved […]
…and a couple backwards. The thing about rejection is that sometimes they’re right. Which doesn’t make it suck any less. via GIPHY I recently submitted a manuscript I was really proud of to a writing professional I respect. Her response was quick, brief, and a little painful to hear. I rearranged deck chairs on my […]
I’ve been feeling swamped. Pounding away at my book-in-progress almost every day, I reached a point where it Just. Wasn’t. Working.
I finished a draft of my book the other day. Eleven chapters, 43 pages, 12,000 words. Yay, right? Almost immediately I felt dissatisfied. It wasn’t working. I couldn’t even complete the final chapter. I was bored by my own book. Who would read it if I didn’t want to?