7 things writers won’t admit

I was watching a celebrity author being interviewed on television the other day and he came off as totally smug and dishonest. 1st his hair was too coifed. 2nd his answers were way too rehearsed, almost as if he’d memorised the questions. 3rd he wouldn’t stop talking about how his …

Mad. Crazy. Happy. Tired.

I finished today. I know I promised, but I’m too tired to do a dance of joy, a shake was all I could manage. It has been weeks of 6:00 AM starts, no lunches, and evenings in front of the computer. The last few days I’ve had to drag myself …

May Novel Update

Things are progressing nicely. I currently have 70,000 printed words marked up and finished on my desk. I’ve been obsessively line editing over the past week, carrying the pages with me everywhere, even to bed. I usually edit on screen. God knows I’ve saved a lot of trees. Especially with …

The Break-up

Waiting to hear back has brought out my worst insecurities, taking on the characteristics of a bad break-up. I alternate between extremes of bungee-jumping off anxiety peak highs and delayed reaction lows; everything  e x a g g e r a t e d l y slow. Much like a break-up, …

I’m no good at waiting

I’m doing a terrible job of distracting myself, so I don’t focus on the fact that someone at this very moment is holding my manuscript. I’m not naive enough to think they will be reading it any time soon, just knowing they have it is nerve wrecking enough. Here are …