The Day Literary Agents Go Extinct…

…is the day I am in Big Trouble. So there was an alarming post in Galley Cat yesterday—and I was happy to wake up this morning and see my agency’s response here on their blog. I like this especially: At the risk of sounding self-serving, every serious author needs an agent. Not just any agent,Continue reading “The Day Literary Agents Go Extinct…”

Short, Impromptu Twitter Break

I’m off Twitter (and Facebook?) for a bit—just a few days, back Saturday. I’ll slip back in every once in a while for exciting announcements, like this contest where you can win a signed DANI NOIR  or a Gilda! So you might see me peek in. But other than that, I just need to beContinue reading “Short, Impromptu Twitter Break”

Today You’ll Find Me: (1) In Print for the First Time; (2) Giving Away GILDA; (3) Trying, Failing, Trying Again

1) The very first profile of me—ever in my life—is out this month in Chronogram Magazine, this beautiful monthly arts and culture magazine in the Hudson Valley, where I’m from. It’s so exciting to be featured, especially because that’s where I grew up. When I was a teenager living there, I had all these loftyContinue reading “Today You’ll Find Me: (1) In Print for the First Time; (2) Giving Away GILDA; (3) Trying, Failing, Trying Again”

Tomorrow We Can Be Human Again

Twitter Break ends tomorrow. We can tweet again with impunity. We can RT to our heart’s content. We can stalk any publishing professionals we want without getting arrested. And, hey, we can take every single ridiculous, grammatically painful quiz on Facebook and no one can stop us! (Maybe I’ll keep on abstaining from that lastContinue reading “Tomorrow We Can Be Human Again”

Drowning Out the Voices in My Head

I will no longer be taking calls from the various personalities inside my brain who have been known to say things like “You aren’t good enough, you aren’t fast enough, you don’t deserve it, you won’t make it,” “You think THAT’S a nice sentence?” or the especially dreaded and apropos: “Don’t quit your day job,Continue reading “Drowning Out the Voices in My Head”

The Loneliness

I’ve reached the point in my exile where the loneliness is hovering. This possibly, probably, also has to do with how I’m not at the office this week either. My emails are slowing down… my life is quieting. If I didn’t see E before I left the apartment this morning, the only word uttered fromContinue reading “The Loneliness”

You May Not Want to Hear This

Courtney, I know I’m still “on notice.” You may want to plug your ears… This week without Twitter has been a MAJOR SUCCESS so far! Suzanne Young FINISHED HER BOOK TODAY! In awe, Suz, in awe! I… okay, I didn’t finish a book. Not even close. But I wrote an entire chapter. In one day.Continue reading “You May Not Want to Hear This”

In Which I Distract Myself by (1) Telling You About an Interview and Giveaway, (2) Revealing My Surprising Affection for Jay-Z, and (3) Assuring You I’m Keeping My Clothes on Today

1) Would you like to win a copy of DANI NOIR, the tween novel I wrote about liars, cheaters, and Rita Hayworth? Check out the interview of me in Joëlle Anthony’s “Wild Card Wednesday” series, where I talk about such things as Go Ask Alice, Paris (France, not Hilton), and the coolest thing to happenContinue reading “In Which I Distract Myself by (1) Telling You About an Interview and Giveaway, (2) Revealing My Surprising Affection for Jay-Z, and (3) Assuring You I’m Keeping My Clothes on Today”