#SummerGoals

School’s out and summer vacation is on, let us all rejoice! I already know educators across America have breathed a sigh of relief as have I on my last day this past Tuesday. And of course, it’s decidedly uncontested that we deserve it!   For this summer though I have quite a few goals and

Becoming an Author – Updates – Excerpt and Readership Request!

As you may know from my previous posts and Becoming an Author series, I have recently submitted my manuscript to Swoon Reads. You can update a bit on the exact post here. So Swoon Reads is currently having Read Month where your voice can help get YA authors like myself published through your comments, reads,

Becoming an Author – Updates – New (Possible) Publishing Opportunity

Well, I have taken the plunge! In my research of publishing avenues and agents, I came across this ingenious site of Swoon Reads where readers and writers form this community to eventually publish YA authors. It serves as almost a crowdsourcing for publishing. Writers submit their works and based on reader comments, ratings and views

Becoming an Author – Updates – The Rejection Letter(s)

It’s about that time, dear readers for an update on my author journey! I am here to say that I have finally received word back from two publishers and the verdict…rejection. When I opened up those e-mails, my heart literally skipped a beat and though it proved a little disappointing, I ultimately felt relieved that

Becoming an Author – UPDATES – Writing Groups & The Query Letter

As part of my series of Becoming an Author, I am here to say that I have finally taken two very important steps in the process. I have expanded my writing groups and submitted query letters! The past few months, I have been researching different publishing companies with the audience that I’m looking for, submission

Becoming an Author – UPDATES – Revision and Research

Well, like most bloggers and fledgling writers, I am interested in becoming an author and novelist. As part of this blog, I will run a series of updates as I embark on my journey to becoming an author.   So, to start, I have been writing stories since I was a child. Short stories here

How do you know when you’re a writer?

If you find yourself asking this question, chances are you already are a writer in some form or another. It doesn’t matter if you haven’t published (…yet!) or even if you haven’t finished a full-length work, you ARE a writer simply by thinking so. If one has to ask, the wheels have already turned and the sheer curiosity of it is enough to brand yourself a writer…