• Editing,  Querying,  Writer self-care,  Writing

    Back to School Mojo

    First, I just want to say how much I miss blogging. It always clears my head. At the risk of blogging half-formed posts, I may need to reincorporate regular blogging into my writing goals because it does something so positive for me. So, stay tuned and I promise to make such posts have some sort of direction or meaningful nugget beyond my own need to vent/write about my writing. Okay, then. It’s day three of my kids being back to school and today was the first day I didn’t have to go to my day job. So, yay!! A day for writing. Kind of. Mostly. I’ve taken a couple of…

  • Editing,  NaNoWriMo,  Plotting,  Querying,  Writing

    Checking In

    I can’t believe it’s been so long since I’ve blogged! I really love blogging, but I’ve just been so busy. Well, all that I can do now is write a post and re-set my fall blogging schedule. Back to weekly? Every other? Hmm. In the last three months, I’ve been editing, keeping a draft of my query letter going (ha!), doing a little planning for my next WIP (#3!), and generally settling in to a very busy fall. I am wrapping up two classes over the past few weeks, one called Before You Hit Send, a self-editing class by Angela James, Executive Editor of Carina Press. It’s a three-week class.…

  • Editing,  Querying,  Writing

    Revising and Drafting My Query Letter

    So as I mention frequently on twitter, I am in the editing phase(s) of my second WIP. It’s fun, it’s exhausting, and it is exciting to go through different layers and make adjustments. Sometimes it’s just a little polish–or heaping globs. Sometimes I’ve had to rewrite 90% of a scene. Still, it must be done. It is yet another aspect of the writing process in which my appreciation has grown. Something I’ve decided to do while I work on edits is start drafting my query letter. I know, I know. One thing at a time. I find that moving ahead to the next step, even partially, helps me work faster.…