Category Archive for: Writing Tips

Dealing with Query Rejection

Hello my wonderful readers. I am so glad you’re here. You are my favorite thing about Wednesdays. Knowing I get to talk with you today makes the day so much brighter! And I could use some brightness right now. I thought today I would talk about a heavy topic. Query rejection. Bum, bum, bum. See, […]

Things to consider before signing with an agent

Hello lovelies. Oh how I’ve missed you all! I’m feeling a bit like a hobit on the journey to return the ring to Mordor. It was hard to throw my precious (aka my manuscript) into the fires but I gathered the strength and I let go. And hopefully that’s where the metaphor ends. I hope […]

Wax on, wax off, polishing your manuscript

Well hello there! It’s so lovely to see you. If this is your first time, welcome, I’m glad you’re here. If you have visited more than once then welcome back. If you’re a subscriber then you’re my reason for bustin’ my bum each week trying to write a killer blog post. You are angels and […]

Why should I?

Hola mis hermosos lectores! For those of you gringas like me, that means hello my beautiful readers. I love google translate. This post may be a surprise for those of you who are used to my posts coming out on Fridays. I was just itching to share with you this week so I thought I’d move […]

Slaying your ill-written dragons.

Well ladies and gentlemen, the time has arrived where I have begun work on my actual query letter. The superbly talented editor Ellen Brock has graciously agreed to help me polish this bad boy until it shines so brightly, everyone who reads it will have to wear sunglasses! Now that you have that wonderfully light […]

Query, query they aren’t all contrary.

You’ll never guess where I am right now. Well, if you follow me on social media you may be able to guess since I posted a picture of it. haha It is February 6 and I am currently poolside watching my fellas enjoy their first pool day of the year! Can I just tell you how […]

I’ve never been good at thumb twiddling.

Hello my darling readers! Oh how I have missed you! I can’t tell you how much I enjoy our little chats every Friday. I have been receiving a lot of positive feedback about this blog and I am over the moon that you have chosen to follow my journey to write and publish my first […]

Teaching my manuscript the butterfly stroke.

I have a confession to make, I feel a bit bipolar at times when I think about my writing. Sometimes, when I write something or come up with an idea I think is really great, I’m on cloud nine. Other times, I’ll read through it and question my very ability to write even the most […]

Queries, synopses, and bios, oh my!

Here I am in my second week of waiting for my lovely beta readers to do their thing. It’s hard to be patient but of course they deserve to be able to read it in their own time. After all, it took me months to write it, right? Dear mother of Moses I hope it […]