Publishing · The Last Time We Were Us

Titles, titles, titles.

It’s freaking hard to re-title a project. For the last two or so years, the book I’ve been working on has been called Flame. It’s the title we pitched it as, the title I told my friends and family about, the title I placed on the top of the Pinterest board of imagery for when… Continue reading Titles, titles, titles.

Quotes · The After Girls · Writing

Friday Writing Inspiration: Sylvia Plath and Overcoming Self-Doubt

Like all writers (and all humans), I have a tendency to get down on myself sometimes. And with a published book, sometimes it can be pretty easy. Is it selling as much as X, X or X? Why did so-and-so get a positive review from such-and-such and I didn’t? Why is review #23 on Goodreads… Continue reading Friday Writing Inspiration: Sylvia Plath and Overcoming Self-Doubt

Publishing · Quotes

Friday Writing Inspiration: Robert Graves Quote, Money and Writing

  Happy Friday! Today, I’m enamored by this quote by poet and novelist, Robert Graves. It reminds us that money can never be the end-goal of writing, but that that’s okay. Sometimes, I think it’s almost easier to say you’re not in it for the money before you get published, because even if it’s a… Continue reading Friday Writing Inspiration: Robert Graves Quote, Money and Writing

New York · Quotes · San Francisco

Friday Writing Inspiration: Allen Ginsberg, Writing in SF and the Joy of Reading

allen-ginsberg-writing-quoteWhere oh where do I begin? Well, I’ll start with this Allen Ginsberg quote. How great is that? I definitely enjoy following my “inner moonlight,” haters be damned! But anyway, think about that, and then let me update you on yesterday’s happenings …

Events · New York · Publishing · The After Girls

New York Trip Part Three: My First Book Party. My first Reading. With VIDEO!

Well I meant to post this ages ago, but I guess life got in the way. I’ve already blogged about all the fun I had in New York at Book Expo America and my first author school visit, but the most fun had to be the book party! I have to admit I was very… Continue reading New York Trip Part Three: My First Book Party. My first Reading. With VIDEO!

Events · New York · Publishing · The After Girls

New York Trip Part Two: Book Expo America (with lots of pics!)

Since my return from New York, I have of course been way behind on everything, but I am belatedly getting to one of my favorite events there–Book Expo America (BEA). Let’s be clear–I have never been to a book event of this magnitude before. It’s thousands of square feet at Javits of … BOOKS. Yes,… Continue reading New York Trip Part Two: Book Expo America (with lots of pics!)