01
JAN
2014

One word for 2014

Happy New Year!!! How is it possible that we entered a new century fourteen years ago?! I swear 1999 still feels like yesterday. But on to the topic at hand… For the last few years, I’ve been picking a ‘word of the year’ instead of declaring a traditional...
15
MAY
2013

TAKEN2 title reveal!

Look at all these RTs about the Young Authors Give Back tour! Thank you, thank you!!! I promised to reveal the title of TAKEN’s sequel after 50 RTs, and as you can see above, you guys met that challenge like pros. Rather than continuing to ramble, I’m just going to...
15
NOV
2012

On writing full-time

A twitter follower recently emailed me with a great question–so great, in fact, that I wanted to answer it here on the blog. Colleen asked: “I’m wondering how you knew it was safe to leave your day job. When did you feel secure enough in writing as a...
25
OCT
2012

Let’s talk about NaNo

A week from today is the first day of November. And you know what November means in the writing community, right? NaNoWriMo, aka National Novel Writing Month. The goal of NaNo is simple: Write 50,000 words in the month of November. I participated for the first time two years ago...
22
AUG
2012

Love Lists

While I read YA Highway religiously, I don’t usually participate in their Road Trip Wednesdays. However, this week’s prompt is so much fun that I couldn’t resist. Especially given how long I’ve gone without blogging. (I’m so sorry! Shame on me!) The...
25
APR
2012

10 things I learned while writing a sequel

The experience of completing my first draft of TAKEN’s sequel has come with many ups and downs. The simplest thing I can say is this: Book Twos are strange beasts. Strange, strange beasts. My experience is not universal, but I do know a handful of writers that faced some of...