Every month, I write a writing journey wrap-up post. It includes how many words I’ve written, what I’m working on, my wins, my losses, and other miscellaneous facts you may find interesting. First up this February, I wanted to congratulate our Pitch Wars 2020 mentee, Miranda Sun! She announced her six-figure, two-book deal with HarperCollins… Continue reading February Writing Journey Wrap-Up
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January Writing Journey Wrap-Up
Every month I write about everything I did to chase my writing dream. These were my wins this past January.
2021: The Year of Dramatic, Unfinished Change
Every year, I take time to reflect on where I am, where I’ve been, and where I’m going. Last year was deemed The Strangest Writing Year (Hopefully?), and this year, I’ve decided to call it The Year of Dramatic, Unfinished Change. (Though, that may be too dramatic in itself.) Onto why that is (and also… Continue reading 2021: The Year of Dramatic, Unfinished Change
Behind the Scenes of Pitch Wars with Team Stellify
In case you missed it, Team Stellify announced our 2021 mentee for Pitch Wars! (But more on that below.) Since announcement day has come and gone, I thought it would be fun to give everyone a behind-the-scenes peek at what went down with Team Stellify. This year, Sandra Proudman and I decided to mentor a… Continue reading Behind the Scenes of Pitch Wars with Team Stellify
SCBWI KS/MO Middle of the Map Conference Announcement!
I have A LOT of wonderful events and opportunities coming up, so I wanted to keep today's post short, sweet, and informative. Mostly, I'll be teaching and critiquing at the SCBWI KS/MO Middle of the Map conference. I'll also be mentoring a YA writer throughout 2022, but applications open up on November 7! It's all… Continue reading SCBWI KS/MO Middle of the Map Conference Announcement!
Pitch Wars 2021 Wishlist!
Hello, Pitch Wars hopefuls! For a downloadable, plain-text PDF version of this post, click here. This year I am partnering up with the fabulous Sandra Proudman to mentor a middle grade science fiction or fantasy writer for Pitch Wars. We are Team Stellify. Stellify means to change or be changed into a star. It’s associated with myths… Continue reading Pitch Wars 2021 Wishlist!
What Writers Can Learn from Reading Their OLD Work
I’ve been writing stories ever since I learned how to write. I’m not kidding. My first pieces of work go back to when I was 4 years old. My first story was a 5-page rambling piece about my new husky throwing a party so that the two older dogs would attend and possibly befriend him.… Continue reading What Writers Can Learn from Reading Their OLD Work
Behind the Scenes of Pitch Wars with Team Snickersnee
Behind the Scenes at Pitch Wars with Team Snickersnee In case you missed it, Team Snickersnee announced our 2020 mentee for Pitch Wars! (But more on that below.) Since announcement day has come and gone, I thought it would be fun to give everyone a behind-the-scenes peek at what went down with Team Snickersnee. We… Continue reading Behind the Scenes of Pitch Wars with Team Snickersnee
A Writer’s Freakout Schedule
I used to think I didn’t have a freakout schedule, but then, the doubt would creep in.
#WW Pitch Competitions
Although many of you know me as an author, I work a full-time day job as an editor and marketer. I also give publishing advice and help writers with their websites. It was during this job one of my clients asked me if I had ever participated in a #Pitch competition. If you don’t know… Continue reading #WW Pitch Competitions