News from afar

I guess I’ve been fortunate this year that long periods of silence on the blog have generally translated to great periods of productivity away from it. It’s been a while. I feel like I’m returning from a distant land, a bit like I did after I finished editing my novel, though it’s mostly just a … More News from afar

Work in progress: The A – Z of how to survive absolutely everything

Hello! I thought I’d do something different today and post an unedited excerpt of my current WIP, a YA novel with the working title The A to Z of how to survive absolutely everything. I wrote this chunk today, on the first day of NaNoWriMo. My aim is to finish the first draft of A … More Work in progress: The A – Z of how to survive absolutely everything

Positive feedback for The Space Between – huzzah!

I’m sharing the most recent feedback I’ve received on my yet-to-be-published contemporary YA novel The Space Between. The Space Between is the story of a girl whose life unravels after her best friend goes missing in mysterious circumstances. I wrote a post a few weeks ago about how I’m finding the process of pitching my … More Positive feedback for The Space Between – huzzah!

Sunday progress update

  This update is a few months coming, so I’ll keep it brief but comprehensive. Crossing the finish line! I’ve declared my young adult novel, working title The Space Between, done. I went through three rounds of feedback from 2 – 3 readers each time, and subsequent revisions. I made some really big changes – … More Sunday progress update

The hook and the heart: pitching a novel to publishers and agents

Don’t worry, I’m not dead. The past few months of silence here on when paper met pen was just me finishing my novel. (CUE TRUMPETS CHAMPAGNE FIREWORKS ETC) And boy was it intense. I went through about eight major drafts, each of which included significant revisions to the plot, characters, or structure. I did three … More The hook and the heart: pitching a novel to publishers and agents

Deep in revisions

This is just going to be a quick post. My MS is open in another tab and I can hardly wait to jump in and keep working on it. Some thoughts on this feedback and revision process that I’m going through right now. It doesn’t hurt as much as I thought it might I wasn’t … More Deep in revisions