Post-Draft Delirium, Spring Previews, and the Two Sisters Reading My Book

I continue to put my all into revising 17 & Gone and I’m thrilled to say I finished my draft around midnight last night and then sent it in. My entire body ached. Every muscle. How this is even possible from sitting in various chairs (café chair, wheelie chair at writing space, wheelie chair atContinue reading “Post-Draft Delirium, Spring Previews, and the Two Sisters Reading My Book”

Turning Points: Guest Post by C.K. Kelly Martin (+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 C.K. Kelly Martin revealing hers… Guest post by C.K. Kelly Martin There was a moment back in 2002 when I believed things were trulyContinue reading “Turning Points: Guest Post by C.K. Kelly Martin (+Giveaway)”

Turning Points: Embracing Fear by Meagan Spooner (+Giveaway)

This guest post is part of the SKYLARK Blog Tour as well as 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 debut author Meagan Spooner revealing hers… Guest post by Meagan Spooner Fear is a terrible thing for a writerContinue reading “Turning Points: Embracing Fear by Meagan Spooner (+Giveaway)”

On Revising: Why Can’t It Just Come Out Perfect the First Time?

We’ve been talking about revision lately in my online YA Novel Writing Class with Mediabistro—which has been such a great experience, and ends in about a week! (If you want to take this class, I have no plans right now to teach it again, but my friend and incredibly talented author and teacher Micol OstowContinue reading “On Revising: Why Can’t It Just Come Out Perfect the First Time?”

Turning Points: Guest Post by S.J. Kincaid

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 debut author S.J. Kincaid revealing hers… Guest post by S.J. Kincaid WHAT WAS MY TURNING POINT AS A WRITER? AUGUWRIMO It’s hard to isolate one singleContinue reading “Turning Points: Guest Post by S.J. Kincaid”

A Small Moment That Meant Everything

I’m immersing myself in some serious work on the novel this weekend, but I had to stop for a moment and share this story with you. Yesterday I went to go pick up a package at Penguin, the publisher of Imaginary Girls and my upcoming novel 17 & Gone. I live within walking distance to theContinue reading “A Small Moment That Meant Everything”

Turning Points: Guest Post by Micol Ostow (+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 Micol Ostow revealing hers… Guest post by Micol Ostow The truth: as thrilled as I am to be asked to participate in this blogContinue reading “Turning Points: Guest Post by Micol Ostow (+Giveaway)”

Turning Points: Guest Post by Cindy Pon (+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 Cindy Pon revealing hers… Guest post by Cindy Pon Thank you so much for having me at your wonderful blog, Nova! It is anContinue reading “Turning Points: Guest Post by Cindy Pon (+Giveaway)”