Writing Insight: August –The Honeymoon Phase

I’m a little late (hey, give me some leeway; I’m a professor at the start of a semester!) on my monthly insight, but you have to understand. . . I’m on my honeymoon. Of course, I mean my writer’s honeymoon. That period where you’re just starting a novel. Maybe you’ve started writing the first draft,Continue reading “Writing Insight: August –The Honeymoon Phase”

How to Write the Perfect Query Letter – Query Letter Example

Now that I am on the second wave of queries for my first novel, I’m looking at redrafting my query letter. This is a great tutorial for anyone stumped about writing a query from #WritersDigest. A literary agent shares a real-life novel pitch that ultimately led to a book deal—and shows you how to queryContinue reading “How to Write the Perfect Query Letter – Query Letter Example”

Perseverance and Perspective

I decided to participate in Camp NaNoWriMo (which started 7/1) and was perusing the site and the Q&A for some motivation. I am also still in my anxious waiting period for my first novel (and surreptitiously doing even more revisions). This quote and link from Melissa DeCarlo, a published NaNoWriMo author is apt for myContinue reading “Perseverance and Perspective”