Monthly Archives: October 2012

Happy Halloween!

My family survived Frankenstorm Sandy. We were extremely lucky and did not lose power or property. Hope everyone who was affected by the storm is safe and well. And that the recovery process is faster than from Irene. If you … Continue reading

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How to Target Agents For Querying

So you’ve finished a manuscript and polished it up. Your ready to submit but you have no idea who to submit to. Your at the gate like this lovely goat, trying to break through to the other side. I’ve been … Continue reading

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Reblog: Audrey Kalman’s Up is mandatory—what my Grand Canyon hike taught me about writing

This has been a heck of a week. But I stumbled upon an excellent and inspiring post on writing from a terrific writer and blogger, Audrey Kalman. If you’ve had ups and downs and you need a pick me up … Continue reading

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Recovering From A Writing Testes Kick

Thank you to the most amazingly supportive blog commenters! Seriously, you guys were a huge part in my recovery. It took me two days to regroup. The first few hours I was inconsolable. I cried on and off for 7 … Continue reading

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Getting Kicked in the Writing Testicles

I was so excited in May when a huge agent requested my full. I was delighted two weeks later when her assistant praised my novel and sent me two pages of editorial notes. I was determined to get to work … Continue reading

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What Comes Next…

  I sent my revised manuscript to the agent on Sunday. 1000 lbs off my shoulders. And Monday morning I faced a new unknown… What comes next. I still had blog posts and social media stuff to do. But this … Continue reading

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We Will Never Ever Be Friends After A Breakup

  Boyfriends bring several things to the table: emotional, mental and physical connections. Friends don’t. Friends only bring emotional and/or mental connections. So they’ve gotta be stellar at maintaining those connections. They can’t off-set their deficiencies with sex. Boyfriends can. … Continue reading

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Life Lessons from Manga and Anime

Some of my best life lessons came from Japanese manga and anime. During the worst of my back injury, I inhaled them. There’s not much to do when you can’t sit. Most avenues of time spending are cut off–no dining … Continue reading

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