Tag Archives: WIP

Writing and Fear

(AKA, The Most Uninteresting Title Ever. I blame the fear.) I came upon an interesting realization yesterday about my writing. I currently harbor a great deal of fear about it. Over the course of the last year or so, I’ve … Continue reading

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I Will Walk 500 Miles.

I am a stubborn person. However, in this circumstance I am going to go with the euphemisms that I am committed, dedicated, persevering. Hello, my name is Janet and my novel is 150k words long. (Hello, Janet) < — Thought … Continue reading

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Well, Cross THAT One Off the List!

I have always figured I would write a blog post about sending out the first queries and getting the first rejection, and lo and behold, here it is! Sending out a query letter is a lot like sending out a … Continue reading

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While Waiting; AKA: What’s Up With the Novel?

My friend Jen, the other day, asked me what was going on with the novel. Um. Well. Nothing, really. That’s not exactly true. I’m waiting on feedback from my two impartial readers, and one of them will not even be … Continue reading

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Thoughts On a Query

You know how it is when you hit “send” and then suddenly think either WAIT! or RATS! or…. other words? Yep, that’s what happened to me yesterday except my “other words” were “AH, I figured it out.” (I’m sorry if … Continue reading

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Love That Editing

I love the editing process. Love it. I don’t know how common this is, but it seems like I’ve seen Twitter posts and blog posts that more often than not lambaste editing as being a tedious and unpleasant task. However, … Continue reading

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Why I Love Criticism and Those Who Give it to Me

Wait, what? Maybe I should be clear. I love THIS definition of criticism: “The analysis and judgment of the merits and faults of a literary or artistic work.” If you are a creative writer, you know how hard it is … Continue reading

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