A #NaNoWriMo Report Card

This was my first year participating in #NaNoWriMo, and I quickly figured out that my current writing journey wasn’t an exact fit (yes, I could have read the instructions, but I was caught up in the … moment … of the moment). The annual, month-long race to 50K words is really designed for that bookContinue reading “A #NaNoWriMo Report Card”

A #NaNoWriMo white flag

According to my official #NaNoWriMo stats, I wrote more than 8,000 words in one day this week, but as you can probably guess, that’s just operator error. If you want to hide something from me, put it in a drop-down menu. On the upside, I’ve saved so much money by having my credit-card declined becauseContinue reading “A #NaNoWriMo white flag”

A short story is in, wish us luck!

Submitting your work to total strangers is thrilling and terrifying, and in this case, for me size doesn’t matter. I’ve sent a crime caper off for consideration for an anthology. Fingers crossed and all that. Writing it was a nice break from the novels, and I’m eternally grateful to my SinC sisters who did aContinue reading “A short story is in, wish us luck!”

Public Record is back from the beta

One of the valuable lessons you learn (I hope!) when you get serious about becoming a published author is that no agent wants to see your work before it’s been through a beta reader, or several. That your-eyes-only copy is not for courting representation, and having your besties love on it does not count. I’mContinue reading “Public Record is back from the beta”