Whee! I can reveal two of the three titles for my balletbooks and the series name! As you might know--or if you don't, check out original post here--Carina Press and the wonderful Kerri Buckley acquired SERENADE + another book earlier this year and they'll start coming out next spring. I'm working on edits for the … Continue reading New Titles for Balletbooks!
'Careful fear and dead devotion' is a line from The National's Don't Swallow The Cap. The alternative title to this post is My friends are amazing, my agent and her team are brilliant, and you'll get it done, I promise. Today I emailed a Serenade/balletbook project to my editor and met my first deadline. Yay, fire … Continue reading On Careful Fear and Dead Devotion
I'm sure that everyone has that ONE question that they get asked all the time about their debut book (or maybe, for every book! I guess we'll find out!). For me, the conversation goes a little like this. Me: I wrote a romance about two ballet dancers after a horrible car accident and how they try … Continue reading So, Do You Dance?
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
“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
I KNOW RIGHT? This week I accepted an offer of representation from Louise Fury of The Bent Agency! She offered on my book SERENADE, a New Adult contemporary romance about ballet dancers (Yes, the one I summed up in this synopsis in gifs here) but that was actually the second book from me Louise had … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS: I Signed With An Agent!
I'm trying to make a 2 page synopsis a 1 page synopsis. Thus, this is me right now. but he has better hair than me. If only we could do synopsis...crap. Synopses? Whatever. I just want to use gifs all the time in my life. If we could hand out gifs like moving picture reactions … Continue reading Synopsis in GIFS!
I still haven't updated my 2013 reading list or started my 2014 reading list, but I swear I'm getting to it!I spent my winter holiday in the Adirondacks (where we did our critique group writers' retreat in early November). The house is made of magical qualities for writing. I wrote 34,000+ words there in five … Continue reading Querying, Revising, Drafting in the New Year