Beginning Writer Achievement Unlocked: first rejection letter! I hadn't really expected to reach this milestone so soon; in my head, I'd always assumed I wouldn't be sending things out to get rejected until my novel manuscript was ready. A glorious fit of optimism overcame me, though, when Women Destroy Fantasy! was announced, and I set aside … Continue reading Achievement Unlocked?
According to my sources (that would be a Twitter hashtag), in about three weeks' time, there will be another #MSWL Twitter event. For those unfamiliar with it, the letters stand for ManuScript Wish List, and from time to time, agents and editors will designate a day to tweet details of what they would like to … Continue reading The #MSWL Blues
It's been a helluva week. Things started out great on Monday. I got to meet my Editor in person, which was beyond awesome—we sat down over coffee and started chatting like old friends. In fact, I felt so comfortable talking with her that it was hard to believe we'd only ever interacted electronically, either via … Continue reading Argh! The Pressure!
I'm feeling very out-of-the-loop. I haven't visited my dryads in nearly a week, thanks to surgery and recovery, and it's really strange. Even without my physical limitations, though, I'd reached a bit of a natural lull.You see, I'm waiting to hear back both from my editor on the short story I've sent to her for … Continue reading Phooey on Convalescence
Last time I talked about how the cover art I want to use for my novel is keeping me from leaping wholeheartedly into shopping it around once it's done. Today I'm fighting different demons. I've got a couple of short stories written (or at least drafted) about what it's like to be a dryad in … Continue reading Today’s Writing Demons