Fan Number One 4

This is the funny thing about the story I just had published, particularly that it ended up being my proverbial toe-dip into the deep end of writing for profit: I really hated The Book of Autumn when I first wrote it. I quite literally wrote it because it was stuck in my head, like a ...

I’m wearing my big girl writer pants now! 2

I’m super excited today, for a couple reasons. One is that it looks like I might have landed a little freelance writing work to supplement my income going in to grad school, so I’m all wound up and nervous about that. But even more so, I’ve published my first ever short story in a pro ...

Jim C. Hines looks at first novel statistics

As someone that would one day like to wear the big-girl published author pants, I found Jim Hines’ survey results fairly interesting. Particularly the way he takes a Mythbusters-esque approach to looking at certain “common widsom” about getting published – like that you have to have an in, or the way to do it is ...

A quick writing note

My blog entries are probably going to be a bit scarcer than normal over the next two weeks. I’m in a small writing group with three friends, and we’re doing a challenge: write a 15K word story in 14 days. So a lot of my writing time and energy is going to be taken up ...