Just for fun, I'm listing ten of my Top Tens. Here we go!
the little successes of a writer's life
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.
3 on a theme: Eleanors
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.
5 ways fanfiction helped my writing (and 2 ways it didn’t)
Here's how two years of writing fanfiction both helped and hindered my writing.
Wednesday Writing Prompt #10: Secret Library, Hidden Treasure
This Wednesday's writing prompt is actually TWO prompts, a choose-your-own-adventure of sorts. Ready to embark on some world-building?
when your idea was someone else’s, part 2
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
end of year sale!
Looking for something to binge-read this winter break? Look no further!
looking back at a decade of writing
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
my favorite middle grade books of the year and all-time
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
the long-awaited nanowrimo wrap-up post
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!