Surfacing

Finally done with the semester! /flops Taking five classes doesn’t seem like a lot until they all expect 10+ page papers all at the same time, with annotated bibliographies for extra fun*. I have some down time from now until June, when I start up my summer classes. And that time will be spent working…

Top Ten

Looks like Simon451 updated their contest page.  Look! That’s me!  

Busy busy busy…

Oh, hi. Sorry, I didn’t see you there.  I can’t really talk right now.  Finals are next week and schoolwork is trying to eat my desk.  And my kitchen table.  Maybe even my brain…

Kermit Flail

So, as some of you may or may not know, Simon and Schuster is launching a new imprint, Simon451, this year.  They ran a contest (that I mentioned in my last post)  and I submitted the first fifty pages of Lysistrata.  Today, they announced the ten finalists, who have until September 1st to submit the completed manuscript,…

With Bated Breath

So. Much. Waiting. Patience is the name of the game in this industry, I guess.  I’ve recently submitted a query letter, a 4 page synopsis, and the first 15 pages of Lysistrata for the Atlanta Writers Conference in May. There’s nothing else for me to do on that front now except wait. And work on my…

A Box Full of Seelie

Look what I got in the mail today!    Finally got my hands on a print copy!  A lot of them, actually!  A whole box full of Seelie fae. Not only do I finally get to read some of the other stories in this thing, I’m all ready for Saturday and the Forysth Writes Together…

Atlanta Writers Conference

I just booked my room for the Atlanta Writers Conference in May!  I went to this event a few years ago, and had a great time.  It’s hosted by The Atlanta Writers Club, and they have some really great workshops, chances to meet with editors and agents, and a Friday night mixer for everyone to…

First!

So, I just got confirmation for my very first author signing!  The Forsyth County Public Library is holding a “Forsyth Writes Together” event on Saturday, March 22nd.  The event will be held at the Cumming branch. They’re having workshops throughout the day (registration is required for those), and from 12:30 until 2 there will be…

Back from the Dead – with a Publication!

So, this whole “blog” thing is harder to keep up with than I thought. It certainly doesn’t help that school is INSANE and I’m reading something like three novels every two weeks. Plus papers. Needless to say, my writing time has decreased (and by “decreased” I mean “disappeared”), but I do have some exciting news!…

The Myth of Writer’s Block

So…I have this thing I do.  If you’re an aspiring author, you probably do it, too.  You want to write, but you sit down at your computer and stare at that blank screen…and just keep staring.  You maybe type a few words, then delete them before sitting and staring some more. You check Facebook, browse…