Hello Everyone!I'm looking for fellow YA writers to form either a virtual or in-person writer's circle. I've recently completed my first novel, and am patiently revising and seeking input from every…Continue
I've just sent my MS to a dozen eager teenage readers. I'm crossing my fingers, excited, barfy, and strangely suspended. It's still hard to believe it's happening at all.
After discussing the impending beta read on shewrites, I decided to create a feedback form for my readers. They're teens, so I tried to keep it simple. It's attached here for those of you who need a starting block to collecting your own feedback! Happy beta reading everyone :)…Continue
Most evenings these days my creative director husband and I have book-related conversations. Topics like, Why do I feel Like a Loser? What Should I Do Next? and the like are common. But last night we took a step away from all of that and just had some fun with it - and now, my heroine Katie Cranford has her very own twitter (@katiecranford) and email!
Is it a jinx to believe that one day gaggles of girls will follow Katie? Is it egotistical to contemplate what she'd have…Continue
Now that I've embarked on the presumably lengthy journey to publication, I'm doing a lot of waiting. I loan out the MS to a beta reader and then I wait for feedback. I send the query to my editor cousin and wait for a thumbs up. I email tentative query notes to a few select agents and wait for the no's to roll in.
I know that the process is going to be long. But the waiting has go to go. After pouring myself into my novel for months straight, I can't just sit back and…Continue
Last September I had an idea for a character cross my mind - a girl dealing with all the crap that happens in high school who's also discovering that she's a psychic. I thought about how freaking difficult high school was to begin with, especially freshman year, and then I thought, it would have really put things into perspective if I'd had bigger problems than just boys. But then I wondered if that would be true. Regardless, I felt pretty sure that I knew how I'd start that book if I…Continue