Advice, Critique, Doubt, Feedback, Writing

A letter from my Muse

Listen up, Linda! I’ve taken all I can take these last three weeks. Your emotional roller coaster is making me sick. Chill the heck out. You’re a writer. Writers write. And writers, if they’re smart, let trusted writers read their work and give them feedback. And if those writers are any help at all, they give you… Continue reading A letter from my Muse

Blog Stuff, Doubt, Fiction, Life, Writing

Down the Rabbit Hole

The first order of business today, in clarification of my last post, is to make it clear that no catastrophe has befallen me. I apologize for causing you concern. I sincerely appreciate your kindness, and I’m sorry I caused a ruckus. I wrote that post on the anniversary of my father’s death and it was… Continue reading Down the Rabbit Hole

Agent, Critique, Editing, Feedback, Fiction, Novel, Opinion, Query, Reader, Revision, Writing

Agent query honesty and an ego-stroke!

This is probably the most honest post you’ll ever read on this blog. It’s also the most ego-stroking. And it’s my longest. Wow, a real record-breaker! If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you know that I am in the query stage for my novel The Brevity of Roses. Yes, I know we’re admonished… Continue reading Agent query honesty and an ego-stroke!

Doubt, Motivation, Power, Writing

Warrior Woman

What a difference a week makes. This time last week, I had sunk the lowest I ever have in discouragement over my writing. Then a river of encouragement lifted me up and carried me away from that dark place. Since I blogged about that, I feel an update is in order. So, yeah … I… Continue reading Warrior Woman