Some successes are so small you might ignore them. And some small successes at that opportune time can feel like a massive breakthrough! Here I wanted to share a list of various little successes anyone can achieve in their writing journey.
It's been a while since my last 3 on a theme, but this was a good one: three books read almost concurrently. And such a simple theme: characters named Eleanor.
Here's how two years of writing fanfiction both helped and hindered my writing.
This Wednesday's writing prompt is actually TWO prompts, a choose-your-own-adventure of sorts. Ready to embark on some world-building?
Every time I look at the upcoming January YA releases, I get a little sad. As some of you know, I've been working on a novel about Elisabeth Bathory since about 2010. Over the summer of 2018, I put forth a real effort to try to finish it, didn't quite get there, and then wrote … Continue reading when your idea was someone else’s, part 2
Looking for something to binge-read this winter break? Look no further!
2020 is just around the corner, and it's about time to assess my progress as a writer (thanks to Bernadette Benda for the idea!). A lot can change in ten years... Writing Here are all the novels I wrote this decade: Return to Ravenwood Manor (Nanowrimo 2010)Hitchhikers (completed January 2011)Ghosts of Circus Past (Nanowrimo 2012)My … Continue reading looking back at a decade of writing
As a young adult librarian and a writer of YA books, I don't often venture into middle grade territory. But I have been reading more, because a lot of the "teens" who come to my library programs are middle schoolers, and they aren't always ready for YA books. Over on The Page Half Full, the … Continue reading my favorite middle grade books of the year and all-time
I've been quiet about Nanowrimo this year, not for any reason other than that I've been so busy trying to finish the story!
Since it is the last day of Halloween, and Nanowrimo Eve, the list today is horror books and movies about WRITERS!