I’ve been negligent again, guys. I’m sorry. I went to the New York Writer’s Conference in August and spent a weekend immersed in workshop after workshop on writing and publishing. It was glorious. It was eye-opening. It was, at times, pretty intimidating. I meant to come home and document my thoughts and reframe my newfound … More Updates and Excerpts and Agents, Oh My.
My husband is good at public speaking. He can make entire roomfuls of wedding guests laugh and cry and laugh again in just a quick, ten second turnaround. He knows when to push and, even more so, he knows when to hold back and wait. He can hold his own in an argument with higher … More The Post Where I Panic About My Lack of Social Skills
This morning while walking the dog I was so engrossed in mentally blocking a scene from my newest dystopian project that I failed to see a muddy pothole in the road directly in front of me. While Henry neatly avoided the gap, I caught my toe on the edge and nearly face planted in the … More There are Zombies in Boston.
The day I published Rogue Elegance I sat back, poured myself a glass of wine, and told myself that I was finally, finally done. Done with what? With the story? With writing? With becoming way too emotionally attached to my own fictional characters? Turns out, I wasn’t done with any of it. Even before the … More On To The Next Adventure, Then
When I first ventured into the very wide (and occasionally very scary) world of independent publishing, I had this great plan that I was going to do a weekly blog post to update readers on everything that I was doing. For some reason, I felt like documenting the steps that I was taking would somehow … More Great, Now What? The Ballad of an Indie Author.
My Boston book launch is coming up. This is super exciting, and I’m eagerly counting down the days. However, publishing with an indie company means that the whole “published author” namesake isn’t quite as glamorous as I’d imagined it would be. The book is out there, but there’s still a ton of marketing and promoting … More Pinterest Queen of Everything
October has always been my favorite month. I love the crisp smell of fall and the changing leaves. I love the chill that hangs in the air and frolicking through Boston in outlandish costumes (and having it be moderately socially acceptable). This time last year, I was excitedly preparing for my upcoming wedding. This year, … More Hello, October
I realize I’ve been a little bit absent on the blogosphere lately (is that a thing, the blogosphere?). Truth be told, I’m terrible at any sort of blogging or journal keeping. I recently went through my childhood room with my mother as she and my dad got ready to move out, and I discovered several … More The Final Sprint
Actually, it began in an attic. I was ten years old, weighted down with costume jewelry and spinning around in an emerald gown with puffed sleeves that would make any 80’s prom queen green with jealousy. It was raining outside, and the sky was that cool, slate grey that makes you feel like everything will … More It Began With a Prophecy…