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
that is the question... whether tis nobler in the mind to write alone and suffer an anonymous fortune, Or to share said writing against a sea of criticism
Because I can't just have one...
I've added a few new playlists over at 8tracks: it was only tuesday - This is my writing playlist for Bethany Caleb. vampire mix - My reading playlist for Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles, which I also used as a writing playlist for Seven Minutes to Midnight and Blood Countess i will bathe in your blood … Continue reading more writing soundtracks
Well, I'm settled into my new place now and I've finally become more motivated to write and to work on my New Year's goal of submitting to 50 agents. I think I will surpass even my 2010 extreme of 77 queries (although my goal that year was 100 rejections). So I'm up to 30 queries … Continue reading query counter
For the past couple of weeks, my writing buddy and I have engaged in word count wars during out writing group sessions. Both times, Janina won. This past week it was by a much narrower margin but I don't like losing. Especially when I've won Nanowrimo for the past 4 years and consider myself good … Continue reading word count jealousy
I found a nice list of one writer's top ten pet peeves about historical fiction. Since I'm currently writing a historical fiction, I figured I'd see how cliched I was... #1: 21st century attitudes in historical characters: GUILTY The narrator of The Blood Countess, Ilona, is a pretty modern girl. She questions things. She likes to … Continue reading i’m a cliche… maybe
It's back to square one. Nothing panned out, unless you count my growing number of rejections. So it's back to querying, and writing of course. Still working on Hitchhikers, although I may take another stab at Blood Countess if I can't get past the weird place I left my Hitchhikers narrator in last night...