Category Archives: Ranting and Raving

A catch-all place for my thoughts on anything and everything.

This Side of November

Well, Nanowrimo has come and gone. It is always such a wonderful experience. Honestly, November is one of my favorite months. It’s also usually one of my busiest months of the year. For some reason, I tend to overpack my … Continue reading

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Why You Shouldn’t Fear Your Editor

Contrary to urban legend, editors are not actually out to corrupt your artistic vision. They’re out to make your book better. Everyone needs an editor. And when I say “everyone,” I mean everyone. Big authors, small authors, and everyone in … Continue reading

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How YA Rocked My World, and Why I’m Never Going Back

Ok, maybe “never” is too strong of a word, but reading adult novels has become a rarity in my life. And I’m an avid reader. And avid reader with a BA in English. Literature, I get. But I still prefer … Continue reading

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In Love with the Library

After a staggering 5+ year stint of forgetting libraries existed, I’ve finally rediscovered them. This is all thanks to one of my roommates and friends, MaryEllen, for dragging my butt over to our local branch. The trip itself is a … Continue reading

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Setting Priorities

Write to Publish was a great experience for a lot of reasons, but a few things really stood out. Among them, the answer Lilith Saintcrow gave when asked how full-time mothers can fit in time for writing. The answer can … Continue reading

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Embracing Imperfections

When I was in high school, I took immaculate care of my books.  They were pristine, perfect, display-ready models of all I wanted to achieve in life (my dream has always been to have a book published, preferably successfully).  Now, … Continue reading

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