For six years, I did not finish any book I started writing, and I barely read new fiction. From the spring of my freshman year of college (2006) to the spring of 2012, I barely wrote, and I didn't finish a single story that wasn't for a grade (I took one college creative writing … Continue reading I Am Still Writing (On Recovering From a Drought)
Hello! Last week my new book deal was announced which is awesome and I'm so, so happy to be sending this book into the world. It means a great deal to me. Here are a few answers to a few questions I've gotten, and a few more I expect. OMG! CONGRATS! THANK YOU. YOU'RE THE BEST. … Continue reading New Book FAQ!
This is one of THOSE posts, so please, bear with me while I tell you a story. This is the story of Ellie Baum, a girl who accidentally time travels back to 1988 East Berlin with a magical red balloon, and who gets caught up in a conspiracy to manipulate time and magic. A conspiracy … Continue reading The Girl with the Dream: or, MAGICBALLOONBOOK IS GOING TO BE REAL
Last week I blogged about how I was going to follow fellow author Elizabeth May's successfully social media hiatus and it was going to be great. So how did week 1 go? If you follow me on Twitter, you already know that I failed epically at the Getting Off Twitter part of this. I DID take … Continue reading Social Media Cutback: Week 1 (spoiler alert: I failed.)
This isn't an April Fool's Joke, I promise! I've just set some April goals and thought I'd share. The coming months are going to be busy writing-wise and my ambition knows few bounds. But I'm doing something different this month. First, only one of this projects NEEDS to be worked on this month (no, I'm not … Continue reading Begin as You Mean to Go On