Last week, I wrote about depression. I'm treading water right now, and before you say, "Oh no!", know that treading is good. Treading is active. I won't lie. Announcing the book deal buoyed me through the week and I'm grateful for that high, and for everyone's congratulations and their excitement to read balletbook. Today was a … Continue reading The Anatomy of a Good Day
So this happened.... AHHHHH!!!!! That's right. Balletbook is now balletbooks plural and found an AMAZING home in Carina Press. The enthusiasm and support for Aly and Zed's story, and their individual journies, has been so unbelievable to me. It's truly a crazy thing when your characters become real because others love and believe in them … Continue reading Incredible News: Balletbook Finds a Home!
A writer far more talented than I, Marya Hornbacher, once wrote, There is never a sudden revelation, a complete and tidy explanation for why it happened or why it ends or why or who you are. You want one and I want one, but there isn’t one. It comes in bits and pieces, and you … Continue reading Just for Now: On Depression
There's a cemetery across the way, tucked into the elbow of the road like a secret. It creeps toward the university and when the zombies come, it'll be the students who rise up first, and thus, fall first. The first line of defense is the first line of offense, and the first to be buried. At … Continue reading It Was Gorges Before the Zombie Apocalypse
“It is not that I'm so smart. But I stay with the questions much longer.” -Albert Einstein I was saying to a friend, Paul Krueger (go say hi to him on Twitter. He's pretty fantastic and his debut out from Quirk next year is going to be AMAZING), that I felt like my writing got … Continue reading All Roads Lead Somewhere: What My WIPs Taught Me
Writing groups and critique partners are like bras. If they aren't the right fit, they can't support you. Instead, they become really uncomfortable, digging into you at the wrong parts for the wrong reasons, and then leaving you feeling self-conscious and super awkward, like a hot pink bra with black hearts under a white t-shirt … Continue reading Writing Groups & Critique Partners Are Like Bras
Sorry for the blog silence! Between life insanity and then going to BookExpoAmerica (BEA for those in the know, and now you're all in the know, the three of you who read this ;)), I fell a little behind here.First, yay! I have a shiny new website! It has a domain and everything. You'll be … Continue reading Three Bs, like My HS Report Cards: BEA, Book Reviews, and Upcoming on the Blog