Oh, Just a Little Creative Breakthrough

On the outside, this happened: I revealed the cover and plot summary for my new novel 17 & Gone—and I have a pub date: March 21, 2013! If you are a librarian or a blogger or reviewer, you can request an ARC here, for when ARCs are available, which thankfully isn’t today. And I needContinue reading “Oh, Just a Little Creative Breakthrough”

Turning Points: Guest Post by Leigh Fallon (+Giveaway)

This guest post is part of the Turning Points blog series here on distraction no. 99—in which I asked authors the question: What was your turning point as a writer? Here is YA author Leigh Fallon revealing hers… Guest post by Leigh Fallon I haven’t been writing all that long. The first “real” thing I ever wroteContinue reading “Turning Points: Guest Post by Leigh Fallon (+Giveaway)”

17 & GONE Cover and Plot Summary Revealed!

Will you strangle me if I write one of those giddy, long-winded blog posts authors sometimes write saying I have a new book cover to show you and then it takes, oh, 17 paragraphs to get to the actual cover and you just end up scrolling down to see it anyway? Don’t strangle me. IContinue reading “17 & GONE Cover and Plot Summary Revealed!”

Turning Points: How I Tricked Myself into Writing Fantasy by Rebecca Barnhouse (+Giveaway)

This guest post is part of the Turning Points blog series here on distraction no. 99—in which I asked authors the question: What was your turning point as a writer? Here is author Rebecca Barnhouse revealing hers… Guest post by Rebecca Barnhouse This is me at fourteen, skinny legs splayed Gollum-like on the living room floor as IContinue reading “Turning Points: How I Tricked Myself into Writing Fantasy by Rebecca Barnhouse (+Giveaway)”

On Chasing Ambition and Being a Girl and a Woman

I sometimes look around and realize I’m living a strange life—well, “strange” by the standards of what a woman in her thirties (I refuse to say the number out loud or write it down) might be living. I haven’t given my mom grandchildren. Every time I see her and I think of her with herContinue reading “On Chasing Ambition and Being a Girl and a Woman”

Turning Points: Guest Post by Tara Kelly

This guest post is part of the Turning Points blog series here on distraction no. 99—in which I asked authors the question: What was your turning point as a writer? Here is YA author Tara Kelly revealing hers… Guest post by Tara Kelly I’ve been writing stories since I can remember. I was a head-in-the-clouds child, always livingContinue reading “Turning Points: Guest Post by Tara Kelly”

Turning Points: Guest Post by Beth Revis

This guest post is part of the Turning Points blog series here on distraction no. 99—in which I asked authors the question: What was your turning point as a writer? Here is YA author Beth Revis revealing hers… Guest post by Beth Revis I think I’ve had two turning points in my life concerning writing. The first happenedContinue reading “Turning Points: Guest Post by Beth Revis”

Turning Points: Guest Post by T. Michael Martin

This guest post is part of the Turning Points blog series here on distraction no. 99—in which I asked authors the question: What was your turning point as a writer? Here is upcoming debut YA author T. Michael Martin revealing his… Guest post by T. Michael Martin This poor Capitol Tour Guide, I am petrifying her. Because—there isContinue reading “Turning Points: Guest Post by T. Michael Martin”

The Experiment, the YA Panel, the Failure, the New Cover, and the Attempt at Making Some Goals

My writing productivity experiment is delayed—I just have too much freelance work to complete in the next few days, so I can’t count these as normal writing days. Maybe I’m procrastinating because I’m scared, or I expect to fail, or I don’t want to push myself too hard. Who knows. Friday night, I was partContinue reading “The Experiment, the YA Panel, the Failure, the New Cover, and the Attempt at Making Some Goals”

Turning Points: Turning the Page by Joëlle Anthony (+Giveaway)

This guest post is part of the Turning Points blog series here on distraction no. 99—in which I asked authors the question: What was your turning point as a writer? Here is YA author Joëlle Anthony revealing hers… Guest post by Joëlle Anthony I’ve had so many turning points in my writing life that I think I mightContinue reading “Turning Points: Turning the Page by Joëlle Anthony (+Giveaway)”