My Writing

I Met a Literary Agent for Five Minutes and It Did Not Go Well

One of the things that YALC (the Young Adult Literature Conference) offered this year was a chance to pitch your novel to a literary agent. You got five minutes to talk with an agent about your book and get their thoughts on it. I didn’t realise this was happening until it was…happening, so I went […]

OMG My Novel Has Changed So Much Since Draft One

Guys, I’m into my final edits. I’m processing CP feedback and doing line edits; once that’s done, it’s just one more round of proofreading and then Lady of Daemons will be ready for querying. This has been a long, long, looooong time coming. I came up with the initial idea in May 2014. That’s FOUR YEARS AGO. […]

I Don’t Have a Muse but I Do Have a Club

We all know that famous, “Sing to me, O Muse,” line from The Odyssey (though you may know it by its other title, Area Man Just Wants to Go Home). And while I make the occasional passing reference to Calliope & Co., it’s because I like making nerd jokes. I’m not actually beseeching Calliope for anything. In […]

I’m Not Setting Any More Big Goals

I’ve got big dreams. All writers do. We’re aiming to see our books published and build careers around our stories. For some of us, that means getting signed on by an agent; for others, that means self-publishing. And you know what they say: a dream is just a dream until you turn it into a […]