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The Magic of Manuscript Rejections: Part 5

The Query ship sets sail again this week! In batches of three, my latest begging letter will be heading out to seas unknown, trying to lure me in an agent. My first three letters for 2018 have already garnered me three rejections. Here be monsters (if you define monsters as a vicious cycle of hope and rejection, which I totally do.) In honor of the maiden voyage of my completed manuscript (New Adult, alternate universe, with a strong love story)…

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Very Much Petted Peeves

Another edition of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group and the glory that is their steadfast support.   If you’re into things like that, their Twitter handle is @TheIWSG and hashtag is #IWSG   The awesome co-hosts for the August 2 posting of the IWSG are Christine Rains, Dolarah @ Book Lover, Ellen @ The Cynical Sailor, Yvonne Ventresca, and LG Keltner! Go check out their posts and enjoy. ~The more I post with this group, the greater has become my gratitude for it. Now that I’ve…

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Updates on the Fledgling Author

Time to suck it up and update anyone who cares about how being a professional author is going. I started attempting this seriously in November 2016, so it’s been about eight months. First of all: Hello to Georgianna (what a cool name.) I was afraid it might be creepy to use your personal email address, and my contact page doesn’t show comments so I’m saying thank you on here in hopes that you see it πŸ™‚ Second, Hi to Canada!…

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A Three Step Path to Acceptance When Your Partner is Not a Bookworm Too

I’m sitting on the couch, laughing because this part of the Terry Pratchett book is hilarious. In some place like a library or coffee shop I would get strange looks, maybe a smile. From my partner . . . not even a glance. He’s so used to it he’s learned to tune it out. We’ve been together for ten years and in that time I have learned that when I want to talk books, recommend authors, or geek out over the…

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Freelance Writing, On The Side

My article on Mamalode.com about translating what you say in Mommy to Toddler speak is up, and I get paid depending on views. (I.e. no views=no pay). So I’m putting the link up here. I maybe get a view (thank you!) and you get a fun five minute read that includes the words “howler monkey” and “amphetamines” in the same sentence, it’s a win situation for everyone. Freelance writing caught my definite interest while researching all things writer. To my way…

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3 Rules for Authors Who Are Full Time Parents

How do I manage to write full time and also be a full time mom? The short answer: I don’t. These two engagements do not happily co-exist. Any articles out there that confirm you can have kids at home all day and a writing job all day are glossing right over several very important details. Similar to advising tourists to head for the beautiful city of Tokyo and skimming past the small detail that there’s a twenty-story high Godzilla rampaging around those gorgeous high-tech streets.…

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