Here you'll find current musings, as well as the archives from two blogs of yesteryear: YoungMarriedMom and What I Learned While Writing a Novel. Please comment and share. We love well when we are in conversation with one another.
A few weeks ago, I got my very first rejection from a publisher. And I was thrilled. I’m finally in the club! Every legitimate writer has been rejected—and now, so have I! The rejection was initially complimentary, and noted a couple of things I had been trying to do with the manuscript were working. What […]
The next installment of the publishing-professional-turned-novelist interview series is here! The talented Amanda Maciel shares her experiences as an editor at Scholastic and author of two forthcoming (fabulous, compelling, super well-written) young adult novels. Thanks for being here, today, Amanda. To start, what kinds of books do you work on as a children’s book […]
Wrapping up my series on the first page of my manuscript, today I’m posting the current state of my first page. Per my agent’s brilliant editorial suggestion, this version starts a half-step further back in time than the last did. My commentary will follow, as usual. “Jonas? You’re up.” Matthew’s voice was […]