I'm about to start a new chapter in my writing journey: becoming a mentor! The application period for Rogue Mentor begins in less than a week on Friday, April 22 —and I'm nervous (and excited) about it. As a first-time mentor, I turned to my Pitch Wars mentor Ren Hutchings to ask “HOW THO?” Now, … Continue reading Interview: Ren Hutchings on Writing Mentorship
Popping in for a bonus post on here to share some exciting news: I'm going Rogue...Mentor, that is! I've been selected as a Rogue Mentor for the Spring/Summer 2022 session and I can't wait to get started. You can view an image-light version of my wish list on the Rogue Mentor site as well as … Continue reading I’m Going Rogue: Mentor Wish Lists Are Live!
Pitch Wars is dead. Long live Pitch Wars. Last Tuesday's announcement by Brenda Drake, the founder of the Pitch Wars mentorship program, sent shockwaves through all of my writing groups. https://twitter.com/PitchWars/status/1493595439005945856?s=20&t=NSxsdbjgV_CZ9Us3XFm5sg My 2020 alumni chat, now the penultimate mentee class, gathered in our Discord chat for a virtual group hug, expressing sadness, surprise, and gratitude … Continue reading Pitch Wars Is Over. Its Legacy Is Just Beginning.
We don't like to admit it, but it happens to everyone. With the Pitch Wars showcase fast approaching, AMM picks announced, awards season in full swing, and The Discourse piping hot, it’s time to get real about an experience that can sting worse than rejections on your own work: Watching your fellow writers succeed. That's … Continue reading A Fire to Light Your Way: Writers and Professional Jealousy
The first week of January has been more eventful than expected! Because of that, this week's blog is a news and notes post. I will also share my 2022 writing goals, as I didn't want to get too specific last week before Cambion Book 2 was officially announced. Now that the Publisher's Marketplace announcement is … Continue reading Big Publishing News and 2022 Writing Goals
I warned y'all that I love my year in review posts, right? Last week I reflected on what I learned this year. This week, because I'm in holiday mode, no thoughts brain empty, I'm doing more of a round-up post. I'll share my top blog posts, my favorite books from this year, some writing and … Continue reading 2021 Wrap-Up and Year in Review
Today, one of my biggest writing dreams comes true. Today, I'm signing with my agent, Maeve MacLysaght of Ladderbird Literary Agency. Maeve’s passion for my spooky, time-bending science fiction mystery and her commitment to representing queer, diverse SFF makes her an ideal champion for GALATEA’S PARADOX. Aesthetic features original character art (top left) by Zara … Continue reading It Starts with a Dream: from Novel Idea to Agent Offer
The Pitch Wars hype train is gaining steam again, with mentors working on their wish lists and potential mentees already preparing to submit. If you're considering entering, this post is for you. Let's talk about what Pitch Wars is really like, what it means to be Pitch Wars ready, and the pros and cons of … Continue reading A 2020 Mentee Answers Your Pitch Wars Questions
February 1 marked the end of the Pitch Wars revisions period for the 2020 cohort. After two and a half months of hard work, I had rewritten about 70% of my manuscript, eliminated at least five minor characters (RIP) and three unique settings (subsurface ocean planet, someday I will return to you!), completely reworked two … Continue reading My Top Five Pitch Wars Revision Lessons
It's been a busy and eventful few months for me, and as a result I haven't had time to update my blog! Which means I have a backlog of news that I really should have posted here, but if you follow me on socials at all you probably know what's going on. Here's a little … Continue reading New Year’s News and Notes