We all know 2020 was a rough year, and writing-wise, it was a mixed bag for me. Overall, I managed to: Finish 2 YA manuscripts Draft a new YA manuscript (and complete NaNoWriMo) Query 3 YA manuscripts Write and publish 2 romance novels Write and publish 3 romance novellas Publish a romance novella collection All during a pandemic while dealing with a special needs child virtually learning next to me while I’m working from home at the full-time day job. It’s been a challenging year, but damn. I’m proud of… Read more New Year, New Goals →
I’m hard at work revising and ripping through the second draft of this year’s NaNoWriMo project, a YA fantasy titled The Seventh Race. Here’s the working summary: Six continents. Six perilous races. Complete any one of them in the allotted time and win prizes and acclaim. Complete all six in a row, and you become the first person in history to complete the Seventh Race – winning money, glory, and a chance at a far better life anywhere in the world. Only one group of youngers is allowed to compete… Read more Trying To Wrap My Mind Around A Whole World →
I’ve been through a bit of a writer rollercoaster lately (writercoaster?) first with my imprint shutting down, then my having to dump my non-responsive agent (who left agenting not long after). Now I’m back in the trenches with three different manuscripts under my arm, knocking on agent’s doors and begging them to pleasepleaseprettyplease read more than my first ten pages. It’s grueling, and the sad fact is for all of us in this position, only a very small percentage of agents respond at all. The few who do send you… Read more I May Have Book News Coming Soon . . . →
Six continents. Six perilous races. Complete any one of them in the allotted time and win prizes and acclaim. Complete all six in a row, and you become the first person in history to complete the Seventh Race – winning money, glory, and a chance at a far better life anywhere in the world. Only one group of youngers is allowed to compete every year, and Ree is determined to win it all and save herself and her older sister from a life of indentured servitude. She’ll have to watch… Read more Presenting: My #NaNoWriMo Project →
That’s right – I’ll be leading a virtual writing workshop on Oct 18th with Creative Light Factory as we gear up for NaNoWriMo ✍️ Come hang out with me and learn to outline your story when you really (I mean REALLY 😠) hate outlining.
I’m very pleased to announce that I’ll be partnering with Creative Light Factory on a virtual NaNoWriMo Prep workshop next month. We’ll be talking about outlining when you’re more of a “pantser” kinda writer. More details as soon as we finalize the date!
This Saturday, I’ll be visiting Towne Book Center in Collegeville, PA for a YA author panel on Small Business Saturday. Come on out and patronize the best indy bookstore in the Philly ‘burbs!