Tag: So You Want to be a Writer?

10 Ways to Efficiently Procrastinate on Your Current WIP

10 Ways to Efficiently Procrastinate on Your Current WIP

Posted May 29, 2020 in Writing // 4 Comments

With another round of Camp NaNoWriMo tucked under my belt, I find myself reviewing one of the aspects of writing I feel like I’ve really mastered: procrastination.  Normal NaNoWriMo is bad enough, but these days when the world is just a little heavier than usual, productivity is particularly difficult. So, if you’re like me and know you should be working on your WIP, but at the same time… you just don’t have the heart, here are a few alternative activities you may wish to try! Be warned:  almost none of these will help you make any progress on your project.  Proceed with caution! […]

Querying an Agent is Terrifying

Querying an Agent is Terrifying

Posted July 11, 2017 in Writing // 4 Comments

I am a prolific writer, and world-class yellow-bellied chicken.  I have finished drafts of seven novels.  I have queried zero agents.  Why? To a backwoods girl with big dreams, querying a “big-city” agent is terrifying.  Here’s why: I have zero literary connections. I have attended zero fancy writing conferences. I have zero professional proofreading connections. I have zero non-professional reliable proofreading connections. I have almost zero social media presence. I feel like no matter how many times I revise, my story is never good enough. So where, then, to begin? I have to change all those zeroes into positive numbers.  Attend writing […]