I have now participated in National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo, for three years. In the last month, I've been feeling the spirit moving me towards participating in my fourth year, but last night when I sat down to day one of this sort of crazy experiment of writing 50,000 words in one month, I felt… Continue reading NaNo…Not So Fast
Yesterday I finished the first draft of my second book in my young adult noir/lesbian/roller derby series. I immediately felt a wave of sadness to close another book on a protagonist I have come to love and feel very connected with. It's an emotional moment to cut ties with someone who has lived in my… Continue reading Letting Go
Last Friday, my friend and I sat down with a bottle of wine and two laptops. For the second November in a row, we set out to conquer NaNoWriMo. I had been looking forward to this for months, planning to write the sequel to the young adult novel I wrote during this past May's spring… Continue reading Ready, Set, NaNoWriMo
This week I'm participating in a "blog hop," which basically consists of one writer linking to me on her blog and then me linking to another writer on his blog. The point is for us to connect our audiences while talking about the projects we're working on. The writer who linked to me, Marissa James,… Continue reading Next Big Thing Blog Hop–Work in Progress
Young adult novels have a bad rap. For every Ender’s Game, there is a Twilight. For every Harry Potter there are more Twilight books. I personally don’t read YA. When I was the target age for young adult novels, I was busy being pretentious and reading Hemingway. Now that I study the publishing field, I… Continue reading YA Not?