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.
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
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
Where 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 …
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!
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!)
And they liked it! “This is a sensitive look at the wake of a friend’s suicide, infused with genuine emotion, hope, and just enough well-placed romance.”—Booklist See the full review here. Yay!
It’s no longer April Fools Day so it’s worth mentioning that this is the month my first book, The After Girls, officially comes out! Yay! I’m still a weird mix of nerves and excitement, but this is how I generally feel about it.