And the Year Ends and I’m Still Writing

The year is ending on a good note. Not that there’s any great news to report—I have no news, actually, I am utterly and entirely between bouts of news, since this is a quiet period of simply working hard and writing—but I’m ending the year with the knowledge that I’ve found it again. It­-it. MyContinue reading “And the Year Ends and I’m Still Writing”

2012 Writing Resolutions Photographed

I’ve made my writing resolutions for 2012. I wanted them to be attainable goals, and by that I mean goals I could actually meet—without needing to rely on (or wait on, or hope on, or plead with) any other person outside myself. I do have dream-worthy things I wish would happen to my writing careerContinue reading “2012 Writing Resolutions Photographed”

Winner of the Winter/Spring 2012 Debut Giveaway!

I’ve selected a winner of the pre-order of one of the Winter/Spring 2012 YA debuts featured on my blog! There were 201 entries, and here is my scientific method for selecting a winner… I decided to let Twitter pick. So I asked for a number between 2 and 202 (because in the chart, line 1Continue reading “Winner of the Winter/Spring 2012 Debut Giveaway!”

All the Surprising Things That Happened in 2011

At the end of every year I look back at this blog to see what happened to me—what I made happen, and what I had no idea was even coming. I tend to forget things, and confuse time and reorder events in my memory, and often the novels I’m writing seem more real than theContinue reading “All the Surprising Things That Happened in 2011”

Three More Winners! (+ Still One Last Giveaway to Enter)

I’m in the middle of revising, as you can see from this blog, but I’m popping in to announce three more winners of signed ARCs from the 2012 Debut Interview Series! Thank you to everyone who entered and to the authors for providing the prizes. Here are the three new winners, selected thanks to random.org:Continue reading “Three More Winners! (+ Still One Last Giveaway to Enter)”

2012 Winter/Spring YA Debut GIVEAWAY

Thanks for reading the YA debut interview series this month! Now, to end the series, I want to support these wonderful authors and give one of you one last chance to win a pre-order of one of their books. The giveaway is open internationally—however, you must live in one of the countries where the BookContinue reading “2012 Winter/Spring YA Debut GIVEAWAY”

The Last of the Debut Interviews, the Giveaway Winners Announced (so Far), and What’s Upcoming

The first chapter of my 2012 YA Debut Interview Series—featuring ten Winter/Spring 2012 debuts—ended on Friday, and if you missed the final week of interviews, check them out: [Click on each of the covers to go to the author interview—and three of the giveaways are still open! You only need to leave a comment onContinue reading “The Last of the Debut Interviews, the Giveaway Winners Announced (so Far), and What’s Upcoming”

2012 YA Debut Interview: THE MISEDUCATION OF CAMERON POST by Emily M. Danforth (+Giveaway!)

It’s the last day of this season’s 2012 YA Debut Interview series—and the last book I’m featuring for Winter/Spring 2012! As I’ve been saying in every post these past two weeks, my favorite part about a new year (besides building a wobbly tower of unrealistic expectations for how much I’ll write in the coming year,Continue reading “2012 YA Debut Interview: THE MISEDUCATION OF CAMERON POST by Emily M. Danforth (+Giveaway!)”

2012 YA Debut Interview: HARBINGER by Sara Wilson Etienne (Artwork Reveal + Giveaway!)

It’s Week 2 of my 2012 YA Debut Interview series! My favorite part about a new year (besides building a wobbly tower of unrealistic expectations for how much I’ll write in the coming year, yay!) is the thought of all the new voices I’ll get to discover. There’s a whole crop of debut YA novelistsContinue reading “2012 YA Debut Interview: HARBINGER by Sara Wilson Etienne (Artwork Reveal + Giveaway!)”