November was rough. Actually, it's been a rough Autumn. I utterly failed to do NaNoWriMo, I didn't meet my exercise goals, and I didn't get a job I really wanted. There's no point into relating the trash-fire that is our political system here in the States so let's just move along. I'm not sorry to … Continue reading Snowflakes Welcome Here
Looking for writing advice? The internet has a ton waiting for you. You'll find the good, the bad, and the downright odd a Google search away. My favorite odd advice? Edgar Alan Poe suggested that a writer better the story this way - "Include a beautiful woman with raven locks and porcelain skin, preferably quite young, … Continue reading Writing Advice: The Good Stuff
In the business world as well as the creative industries there's something called the 'elevator pitch'. It's a way to summarize your project for a prospective customer/agent/publisher/producer. The idea is to make the pitch concise enough to fit the length of a ride in an elevator from one floor to the next. It's something that writers have to develop … Continue reading A Pitch for Forgiveness
Just a few days I ago I entered an online contest for new authors - Secret Agent run by the amazing Authoress who remains nameless. Click the link if you'd like the particulars, but the purpose of this one is to see if your first 250 words will attract an agent. The agent remains nameless as … Continue reading The Strongest Chain: First 250 words
I am not one for resolutions, but I do like goals. This year I wanted to set a few realistic ones so I sat down after the 1st and thought about what I'd really like to accomplish. Here we go. 1. Put full effort into querying The Strongest Chain (formerly the Davies). I've been … Continue reading 2015 – Goals for the New Year: Like real ones, not the fake ones you tell people, but never do.
Here I sit, deadline approaching and it is clear I have failed. For the first time in four attempts, I will not be finishing NaNoWriMo. What's that you say? National Novel Writing Month. A contest of sorts challenging folks to write 50k words during the 30 days of November. The idea is to write, write, write, … Continue reading NaNoWriMo Fail