At the editor... OMGoodness!!!! Sure that's a roller coaster. Like roller coasters and tornados, I find having my book at the editor is terrifying. My editor is this professional, talented woman, and she is looking over These Lying Eyes which I've been working on for years. She's looking at it, judging it, and making (I hope) valuable feedback.… Continue reading Um, my book is at the editor…
Check out my new post at IndieScribblers. Also, this was basically my night, not just my future melt down. Mostly because, maybe, probably, we'll see today, I'll have a new baby placed with me for fostering. There are two on the table--one of them is legally free and adoptable. If I disappear for a while,… Continue reading Want to learn more about Amanda’s writing process and her choosing an editor?
I wouldn't know anything about that, but I saw it twice online today. At different websites, even! So it MUST be true. this: somehow = this: Obviously. I don't know about that whole birth thing. But this I do know, bringing this book along the publishing road brings the crazies out in me something… Continue reading Writing is like birthing a baby…
My writing buddy and I are putting together a group of indie writers (eventually) and writing about our process together. Check it out dudes: http://indiescribblers.com/ I'm excited. Mostly because she's better at making friends with random peoople than I am. Before I go, for your viewing enjoyment: Mmmmmmm. Speaking of story telling. Check out The… Continue reading New fun things:
Does anyone else have yet-to-be-published books they're highly anticipating? Squee-ing over. (Possibly my new favorite word.) For me, I know it's something of a joke. I anticipate them, get them, snuggle them a bit, and then add them to my to-be-read pile because I just don't have the time. Regardless, I just can't wait for:… Continue reading Squeesplode, part 2
Here's the thing about resolutions. They are giant soul sucking self respect killers if you can't reach your goals. But my number one resolution of the year is to remember that reaching 1/3 of my resolutions is better than I was before. And then not beat myself up Damn it! But this year, one month… Continue reading I’m not done trying yet.
Hey there world, I was having some sad thoughts today. Just in general because I've always been a hormonal mess and specifically too, because things are going well for the tots to go home, and as wonderful as it is for them--it's sad for me. FiestyPants and I have this beautiful bond, and when I look at her, I… Continue reading Sad thoughts…and gratitude.
Alas, I took two weeks of vacation in order to prep my book for an editor. You noticed the "alas" I presume. It isn't so bad as that...no worries. So, where am I ? Basically it goes like this: 1) I have a full-time job 2) I have two foster children, ages 1 and 2… Continue reading My book: These Lying Eyes
The New Year is fraught with possibility. Sure the last few years have sucked. Sure this coming year has the flavor of despair on it already, for my tots will almost certainly return to their mother. Sure I didn't make my goals last year. And yet...I made some of them. And in so doing, I… Continue reading Resolutions and other nonsense, part 2
A few days ago I wrote about how my book was done.... It's not. Not all the way. I'm at that point where I have taken it to where I could. That point where I have read and re-read and wrote and re-wrote so many times that I can no longer see the issues I… Continue reading Book Feedback