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I’m Getting Published!

That was a pretty thrilling sentence to write, so I’ll write it again. I’m getting published! I got a book deal! HOW. Do they know what they’ve done? Are they sure about this? You know what, we’re not going to introduce doubt into this miracle. […]

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Preparing for NaNoWriMo

I have only hit the 50,000 word goal of NaNoWriMo one of the five times I’ve attempted it in my adult life. I still remember the intense rush of elation and giddy relief it gave me, like I’d summited a mountain. I should say that […]

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Out on Submission

As an aspiring author with a completed manuscript, I focused all of my energy on perfecting my query letter, writing a killer synopsis, and researching agents who might love the story I’m telling. Actually signing with an agent was the dream I never thought would […]

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Writing Playlist: Folk

I don’t know about you, but I use playlists like a mood board for my ears when I’m writing. Creating playlists is a zen-like, soothing activity that prepares me for whatever manuscript, article, or scene I’m writing. The vibe, atmosphere, setting, and feel of a […]

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