After one year and two weeks, I’ve FINALLY finished the first draft of my novel. *insert appropriate noises connoting excitement and nervousness here* I’ve been editing and polishing as I go – which is one reason I’ve only written the last scene this weekend. It’s 343 pages (96,500 glorious words) but there are around 250… Continue reading Finished the draft! Need a beta!
Agents who go tweet tweet tweet
On Nathan Bransford’s blog the other day, there was an interesting discussion about whether agents should blog and tweet. Apparently some writers think spending time on social networks means agents aren’t doing their real work. It made me wonder whether these writers were complaining about agents on their own blogs and Twitter accounts. If so,… Continue reading Agents who go tweet tweet tweet
Three countries I’d like to set a book in
Our mutual love for travel and books were the two things that brought me and my husband together. We both had literature degrees (I’m an American with a degree in British lit; he’s a Brit with a degree in American lit) and our love of language and adventure led us both to teach English in… Continue reading Three countries I’d like to set a book in
Oh, the things you’ll do!
When I graduated from high school, one of my relatives gave me the Dr Seuss book Oh, The Places You’ll Go! The title became my mantra in the seven years or so afterward, as I grasped every exciting opportunity that came my way. I moved from San Diego to Chicago to L.A. to Prague to… Continue reading Oh, the things you’ll do!