Monthly Archives: August 2012

Know When To Call It A Day

I make an effort to write everyday, or failing that, to work on the book every, single day.  I need to do that because I write complicated books, and writing is no longer a fluid activity for me. I’m not kidding. … Continue reading

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Because it’s brilliant, that’s why.

Why am I luring you here, just to send you somewhere else? Because Nathan Bransford put together an absolutely brilliant gif-heavy blog. And if you’re a writer, you’re going to want to read it. Funny as hell. And absolutely … Continue reading

Posted in Nathan Bransford, Publishing, query letter, revision, the road to publishing, Uncategorized


Back in the day when I had extremely vague intentions of “one day” writing a book, I was totally ignorant of how much stuff an author is obliged to do–social media, blog posts, signings, etc–to encourage readers to discover her work. (That’s a nice way of … Continue reading

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Hold onto your Hat! 1+1+1+1=4

So, there I was. At the condo in Florida, all on my lonesome. Grinning stupidly at nothing in particular, still feeling wonderful because Holly had just sent back her final comment on the revision from hell, and it was basically … Continue reading

Posted in Bella Pagan, Holly Blanck, Leigh Evans, RWA 2012, St. Martin's Press, The Thing about Werewolves, The Trouble With Fate | 8 Comments

In praise of Holly Blanck

I really hated being edited. I fumed, I sulked, I muttered darkly. I thought my editor, Holly Blanck, was wrong, wrong, wrong. How on earth could she pronounce the book as”wonderful” then tell me it needed major surgery? How could she … Continue reading

Posted in Deidre Knight, Holly Blanck, St. Martin's Press | Tagged | 13 Comments