You came here for advice, huh? Here’s the thing about advice… No one way works. No one way fits everyone.   You know those ‘one size fits all’ tags you see sometimes around this time of year, usually sewn into a costume that makes your skin itch? Yeah, they don’t fit great, do they? There’s […]


September 22, 2020

Pitch Wars Advice Blog Hop: Round TWO!

I often tweet about how often I put aside projects to chase something newer, more exciting, fresher— the potential in those fleeting moments outshining the twenty thousand words of stale investment. It’s always ten to twenty thousand words in before I realize the story needs more time to percolate. To shape up. Abandoned, they stay […]

Parenting, Random Thoughts, Writing

July 23, 2020

Starting Over (Again)

Writing a book is amazing. Sure, there are ups and downs as with anything worth doing, but once it’s done? Brilliant. You did it.   Now what? If you want to be traditionally published, that means you get to write some more. Queries. Querying can be really, really, really tough. Queries are an art form […]


July 12, 2019

Think Before You Leap: Diving Into The Query Trenches

The title of this post may give you the idea that I’m doing this well. Juggling, that is. Gotcha there. But somehow I’ve got all this going on. You might say I have commitment issues. You might be right. But, no, not like that. I’ve been married for almost ten years. (Sidebar: WTAF how did […]

Random Thoughts, Writing

June 13, 2019

Juggling Life, Love, and 5+ WIP

Do you participate in any fun Twitter hashtag parties? I’ve tried a couple, because I am not shy and I need some sort of social contact with human adults after being home with small children all day. Y’all get me? Small humans are a lot. (And yes, I adore them, and YES, I know I […]

Parenting, Random Thoughts, Writing

February 19, 2019

Midweek Mom Break

If you know me even a teensy bit, you know I have -as the kids say- zero chill. Having to keep quiet about this news has aged me at least a decade. Luckily for all who look upon my dread visage, I invested in moisturizer. I digress. I HAVE AN AGENT! The amazingly intelligent, patient, […]

Book Updates, Writing

January 28, 2019

I Snagged An Agent!

It’s a fact of life all writers have to deal with: making time to actually sit down and bang out words can be one of the hardest parts of working creatively. As a mom of three (5, 2, and 9 months) the above picture is often what this looks like for me. That’s right; I […]

Parenting, Random Thoughts, Writing

January 22, 2019

Writing Like a Headless Chicken


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