This is the list I put together for myself, and I’m happy to share with you. I’ll come back and add as I find new hashtags, I promise.
When submitting a pitch, do not favorite anyone else’s pitch. Favoriting is for agents and editors. If your pitch has been favorited, check the publisher/agent’s website for submission guidelines before submitting, and be sure to mention that you were favorited in #[WhateverPit].
#DVPit (for diverse books) Upcoming Dates: 4/23: Children’s/YA 4/24: Adult readers runs again in Oct. Update here.
#PitDark (horror/mysteries) May & Oct – no official dates yet. Update here. Continue reading
Congratulations to @thechronicfangirl – winner of the TRAVELER 🎂 Book Birthday 🎂 Giveaway! This includes:
💟 Signed copies of both TRAVELER and DREAMER
💟 One Glitter Mousse candle, courtesy of Nox to Lumos Candle Co.
💟 Dream Guide
💟 Book lover bookmarks
That’s right! This Thursday, February 7th, TRAVELER is having a birthday! To celebrate the book that made me a traditionally published author, I’m giving away the following:
- Signed copies of both TRAVELER and DREAMER
- One Glitter Mousse candle, courtesy of Nox to Lumos Candle Co.
- Dream Guide
- Book lover bookmarks
Contest open to everyone. To enter, head over to Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, or Facebook and like my giveaway post before midnight on February 7th. Bonus entries for every share or retweet! Winner will be selected at random and announced on Friday morning.
Good luck to all!
Many thanks to @a_squirrel_reads for this lovely pic!
That’s right! Swoon has inked a deal that gives A&E exclusive access to their publishing catalog, and that, of course, includes TRAVELER and DREAMER! Nothing official yet – it’s still early – but fingers crossed! Wouldn’t you love to see a multiverse traveling Irish pirate on a television screen? I know I would – along with a dozen or more works by my favorite Swoon authors!
So here’s to a successful new adventure – hopefully for all of us!
Last week, I came across the word “Mamihlapinatapai.” This word exists in the Yaghan language of Tierra del Fuego and is listed in The Guinness Book of World Records as the “most succinct word”, and is widely considered one of the hardest words to translate.
The basic gist of it is this: Continue reading
This week’s theme: “Travel”
I saw this tip on Reddit and hell if it doesn’t work. Change the font on your manuscript to Comic Sans.
First, it makes it easier on the eyes (Comic Sans is known to be a ‘friendly’ font for those with dyslexia), but it honest-to-God forces you to look at the manuscript differently. It turns it new-ish and sort of reroutes your brain because you know this just ain’t right.
I can’t explain how it works, really. I only know it does. Some divine acts you simply shouldn’t question.
So give it a try, and I’ll leave you with this.
It’s officially 2019. Time for new writing goals.
I have a lot to do this year, writing-wise, and coming off the shitstorm that was 2018, I’ve got my work cut out for me. But I’m up to it. Here is the tentative always-subject-to-change list of writer goals for the year: Continue reading