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Breakthrough or Bust

Whoa, friends. I may be jumping ahead of myself, considering I'm still riding a holy-shit-I-think-I-figured-out-this-plot writer's high after spending the past two hours outlining, but friends, I really do think I might have figured out the plot for my rewrite. If you know me, I bet it's come to no surprise that my standalone sci-fi tragedy has… Continue reading Breakthrough or Bust

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Two Steps Back, A Million Steps Forward

Oh boy, do I have work ahead of me. Remember reading this post, where I described my revelation of recognizing when you send a manuscript out too early to be read, because it's still at the "this-book-is-shit" stage? Yeah, so I read through all of that beta feedback referenced in that post this afternoon and… Continue reading Two Steps Back, A Million Steps Forward

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Respect the Stages

I entered into Pitch Wars. Since, I've been trying (<--- read, failing) not to just stalk all my potential mentors' feeds and see if they say anything that resembles my book at all; trying (<--- read, still failing) not to refresh my email every ten seconds in hopes that a request for a partial or… Continue reading Respect the Stages

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Patience is a…Reward?

Out of all the famous and clichéd phrases, one that I live the most by (or the one I think about most often) is "Patience is a Virtue." My Aunt taught it to me when I was a young, impatient thing while we were at the bookstore and I just wanted the next book in… Continue reading Patience is a…Reward?