Oh my goodness. Has it truly been a month since I've posted? I swear, I still care about you, dear blog! I mean, dear readers! Imagine, if you will, an all-encompassing pressure weighing down on you. You wake up thinking about it, stump around all day thinking about it, and go to bed thinking...that you… Continue reading Pitching and Pressure
All right, y'all. I know this is early. But at least I'm posting. So, this is going to be a nitty gritty, in-depth post that will not be of use or interest to most of you. However, since I don't really have a writing partner, and I feel like I need some accountability/help as I… Continue reading Figuring out the Pitch
I know I'm a day late on my usual blog post, but I had a good reason. Well, I think it was a good reason, though some might point to my perfectionism as a bit of an issue. I was finishing editing Drawn Into Love. But wait, you say, you finished that ages ago! You… Continue reading Editing, Editing, Editing.
It is 11:15 PM so I figured I should get in my blog post for the day. I'm not quite at my word count goal for the day, but I know I will reach it! I've got about 300 more to go, and I'll have written 3,000 today - ugh, I'd better get that in… Continue reading NaNoWriMo Day 2 and Query Letters
My insides literally shuddered with delight and nerves as my eye fell on the magazine that came in with the mail. Based on an email I had received a week or so before, I had reason to believe that this tiny, Christian girls magazine had a delightful surprise in it. I grasped it, ran to… Continue reading Believing in your Book
Last week, Chadwick wrote me a letter. I was laying in bed, staring at the ceiling fan, and suddenly, there it was. I thought I'd share it with you all: Dear Jacinta, I just wanted to congratulate you on sending that manuscript into that small publisher who promised to get back to you next week.… Continue reading A Letter from Chadwick
We surveyed the kitchen and looked at each other with our dismal future reflecting in each other’s eyes. “What should we do?” my brother asked. My sister and I shook our head. Anything had to be better than this. Plates, cups, silverware, pots, pans, and food everywhere. Sometimes, Easter dinner just wasn’t worth it. Especially… Continue reading What I didn’t know about Querying