That Work in Progress

I am finally-FINALLY-done with school. I now hold a BA in Writing Arts, an MA in Writing, and an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults. I have 10k left on my current work in progress and it’s killing. Because I’m at a point that gets my MC to the end. And I know how it ends. But between now and then something happens and I just haven’t figured that part out yet. It’s infuriating. But, I have some goals. My pinky fingers willing, I will get that last 10k done by April 30th, overhaul in May, and begin … Continue reading That Work in Progress

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The Last 5k

I’m finally into my final 5,000 words. And you know what I’ve noticed? I forgot to focus on some characterizations. So I’m going to print out what I have and highlight those sections. I also want to change to appearance of one character which means I have a lot of sections to go back into. And I also decided to nix an entire locale–so yeah. Such is the life of the indecisive. But I know that it will fix my work. And that’s really the goal here. Plus, in re-hashing these issues I’ll be able to figure out where I … Continue reading The Last 5k

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Rumors of My Death have been Greatly Exaggerated

I SWEAR I’M ALIVE! I’m just reading a lot lately and I post all my reviews on Round Robin these days.

I’m also still writing my novel. Anyone else feeling like that’ll never get done? Yeah? Well get out cause I’ve only got 13,000 words left before I start sending out queries.

I’m actually editing pages 121-206. My first drafts are always crap and a little painful to read. I’ve noticed I tend to have a very formulaic  style in my first drafts. Person verbs noun, as noun verbs. It’s pretty ugly to read through in the afternoon, to be honest. Continue reading “Rumors of My Death have been Greatly Exaggerated”

Some Quality Camera Time

13963796394_6aa3ef6ea4_zI can’t remember the last time I just went out with my camera and took some photos. In fact, the last time I posted any photography was Christmas last year. And so I feel that I am loooooooong over due.

I already have some ideas. Which involve me staying inside my house–because it suddenly decided to be October today.

But no, I’m probably going to take my camera, my tripod, and myself out to a park and do some self portraits and nature shots. Maybe I’ll even take my dog and get her to run around like a little maniac. Which should be too hard. You just un-hook her leash and then BOOM there she goes. Continue reading “Some Quality Camera Time”

Resumes and Cover Letters

I just sent off my resume and cover letter for a social media internship at Quirk Books! I really hope I get it! As many of you know (or may have suspected) I just want to work with books. I didn’t start to love reading until I was 11 years old. Think of all the reading time I missed out on because of that! And so I want to go into Children’s Publishing because I want to be part of a team who draws a child into reading so that no one else misses out on all the fun! Wish … Continue reading Resumes and Cover Letters

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