A Finish-Your-Novel-Or-Else Song

Have a deadline? Trying to finish your novel in a week? Trying to revise before your eyes fall out? Need motivation? A kick in the pants? Something that makes you stop sobbing? Sometimes an upbeat song helps. If I share mine, maybe you'll share yours? Here's a song I listen to when I feel sure … Continue reading A Finish-Your-Novel-Or-Else Song

The Book Isn’t Done Yet and the Delicious Panic Sets In

I have less than two weeks to finish the first draft of this new novel. I'm going to make it this time. I know there will be rounds of revision after this, so I really should let go and turn this in. But... yeah... I need the story to have an end first. While I … Continue reading The Book Isn’t Done Yet and the Delicious Panic Sets In

Find Me in LA

I leave for Los Angeles early tomorrow morning. If you’re attending the SCBWI conference at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in LA—and even if you’re not, because I am venturing away from the hotel one day—this post tells you where to find me. If you want to. FRIDAY, AUGUST 5 SCBWI conference hotel, Plaza Pavilion … Continue reading Find Me in LA

Author Interview & ARC Giveaway: BROOKLYN, BURNING by Steve Brezenoff

Later this week I’m flying out to Los Angeles. While there I’ll get to see the author I’m interviewing today, Steve Brezenoff, and tell him (yet again) how much I love his upcoming novel BROOKLYN, BURNING. As I’ve said before—like in this post recommending novels I've read recently—I want everyone, absolutely everyone, to read this … Continue reading Author Interview & ARC Giveaway: BROOKLYN, BURNING by Steve Brezenoff