21
APR
2011

Battling Fear

I wanted to talk about something that has happened since landing my book deal: The Fear. Hear me out. You spend all this time writing, perfectly, querying, revising and submitting your story, all in pursuit of the elusive book deal. And then, after months of patience and hard...
06
APR
2011

Amazing News!

I will attempt to refrain from using an excess of exclamation marks in this post, but I’m fairly certain it will be impossible. I have a book deal!!! The deal was announced on Publishers Marketplace late last night, and it read something (well, exactly) like this: Erin...
28
FEB
2011

Battling the urge to check email

So you sent the email. You hit send and it went flying off into the depths of cyberspace. Now what do you? Refresh gmail every other minute until the response comes back, right? (Don’t lie. I’m guilty of this too.) I saw this tweet earlier in the week and something...
16
JAN
2011

To judge or not to judge…

They say don’t judge a book by its cover, but sometimes it’s difficult not to. I recently picked up Brenna Yovanoff’s The Replacement at the library solely because of the cover. It wasn’t that the inside jacket didn’t read well – it does – but the...
21
SEP
2010

On my desire to be a published novelist…

Since this blog is going to chronicle my pursuit of publication, talking about why I want to get published (and what that milestone means to me), seems like a good place to start. » Deep Down, I’m a Writer I have been a writer since day one. When I could first talk, I was telling...