2009 has not yet given me a new novel. Why can't novels fall out of the sky fully formed so we can query agents with pretty, polished pages and secure representation and advice on what to do next with our wobbling careers and then wake up the very next morning to book deals that allow … Continue reading Slowpoke
MY COVER: Yes! That really is my cover! That gorgeous piece of art by the amazingly talented Marcos Calo! AND the scene continues onto the back cover, so there's more art there and I'll show it when it's ready! Stunned does not begin to describe it. Thank you to Marcos Calo and everyone at Simon … Continue reading Before I Say One More Word…
What would you write about if you could write anything in the universe? What secret thing grips your heart and won't let go, no matter what anyone else says about it? What would you put down on paper if you just had permission? From your family, from your friends and ex-friends and enemies, from interesting … Continue reading The Novel of Your Wildest Dreams
A wise friend asked me yesterday, If I had all the time I think I want to write, would I spend the time actually writing? I say I would. I stood there and told her I would. I stand here now (fine, I sit here now) and I'm telling you I would. But of course … Continue reading Time + Panic = Manuscript?