How I Got my Agent

I remember reading approximately three thousand "How I Got my Agent" posts while querying. Reading them made me feel so much less alone and more hopeful, so here's my contribution to the genre. Baby Author + Baby Three years ago, and shortly after my son turned one, I decided I needed to do something empowering … Continue reading How I Got my Agent

May Wrap-Up

Reading Life Books read in May: 15 Books for Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month: 3 ARCs read/reviewed this month: 4 Letters Left for ABC Reading Challenge:  3 (Q, X, Z). Still open to recommendations for books with titles that start with those letters! Post in the comments if you have some good ones. Books that made me … Continue reading May Wrap-Up

April Wrap-Up

Reading Life: Books finished: 11 Best of the Month: The Girl with All the Gifts, Lincoln in the Bardo, March trilogy Times sobbed during Lincoln in the Bardo : Six, which was not as many as watching A Man Called Ove with my husband ARCs: 4 (Make sure to check out The Hideaway and Stars over Clear Lake) Books bailed on: 2 … Continue reading April Wrap-Up

Shiny New Things and Slumps

I got a project successfully off to prom and immediately spent the next week stewing and miserable. I stomped around the house and sighed a lot and refreshed my email like I was giving it rescue breaths. Yesterday, I started outlining something and felt that pressure ease almost immediately. But I feel that slump sneaking up … Continue reading Shiny New Things and Slumps

Birthdays, Brothers, and The Bone Witch

It's my birthday today. Adult birthdays are kind of a funny thing. Just like no one really cares if you're sick  unless you get everyone sick at the office, no one really knows you have a birthday unless you bring treats. I'm not at the office today, so no treats. Birthdays have been bittersweet for … Continue reading Birthdays, Brothers, and The Bone Witch

A Year in Review

So, every good 90's sitcom had the episode about the parents rushing around the night before Christmas because, oh no, someone forgot to buy Christmas presents and the relatives are coming tomorrow/kid's toy is hard to get/we need to work in the Gift of the Magi somehow because Christmas. I always rolled my eyes at … Continue reading A Year in Review

Leave it On The Page

#PitchWars just finished for many of my comrades in arms and many of us are querying (as in watching their inboxes and going slowly crazy.) How do I know? I am one of those writers, so I definitely get it. One of the themes I kept seeing on the #PitchWars feed was Getting Ready for … Continue reading Leave it On The Page

“The Girls” And why I’m Glad I’m Not One Anymore

We’re a girl society. Girls with pearl earrings or dragon tattoos. Girls on trains and interrupted and gone. Those are really women’s stories. We like to call them girls, but they are women. “Woman” doesn’t ring sexy. “Woman” sounds settled, planted, while “Girl” feels as delicate and reed-like as a cattail. The recent release, Emma … Continue reading “The Girls” And why I’m Glad I’m Not One Anymore