Category Archives: Publishing

Busyness

I’ve been remiss. It’s been almost a month to the day since I actually posted anything, and for that I apologize. The funny thing is that I’ve probably thought about 30 or more subjects that I could talk about, and … Continue reading

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Sleepless in…

Hooray for another sleepless night. Any more, I have more sleepless nights than I do restful ones. It’s okay, it means I’ll get a few hours of work done that I need to do…as long as I’m lucid when I’m … Continue reading

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Insanity

My definition of insanity changed in 2005. Up until then, I often quoted Einstein: “Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” After 2006, I decided the definition of insanity is attempting and completing NaNo … Continue reading

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Writing for Your Niche

There was a news post today about J.K. Rowling writing another Harry Potter book (http://storycarnivores.com/2013/04/01/exclusive-harry-potter-8-confirmed-by-j-k-rowling/). In the story, she states that she was disappointed that people didn’t like the book she created to try to break out of the Harry … Continue reading

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Brevity is the soul of wit

Reddit.com recently challenged their readers to create a horror story in two sentences. The responses were incredible, creative, witty, and yes, chilling. My favorite one was just six words long: “I just saw my reflection blink.” It tells you volumes. … Continue reading

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Writers Understand This

Okay, so I went to bed around 4 a.m. I was editing after a full day of procrastination. Don’t judge me, it’s a process. Anyway, even with the lack of sleep, I sat straight up in bed at around 8 … Continue reading

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Reasons

There are so many reasons to go with a small publisher as opposed to a large one, but I decided, after I have spent hours getting invitations ready and endlessly going over page after page of work, that it’s about … Continue reading

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Sometimes there is no reason…

I was looking at websites today regarding publisher queries. There were several websites that talked about how to dissect a rejection letter from a publishing company. It was almost like reading Seventeen magazine. They took something that the publisher said … Continue reading

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How to Piss Off Your Editor

Now, this has nothing to do with the edits I’m currently doing, but I’ve had my share of editing nightmares, and over the years, I’ve compiled a list of pet peeves I have personally experienced when working with authors: 1. … Continue reading

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How Not to Get Published

Okay, so you have written the novel of the century, you have pored over the writing websites until you are blue in the face. Your bright, shiny novel is sitting hopefully by your side while you glean what you can … Continue reading

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