Listening to Critiques

(What? A non-political post? Why, yes. Because despite the chaos surrounding us all, writing is still my job, and I still love doing it, and today I'm going to write about it.) Like most writers, I've got an uneasy relationship with critiques. As a writer, you understand, when you're writing with publication in mind, that … Continue reading Listening to Critiques

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About Failure

I have an agent. I am not sure I can adequately describe the feeling that comes with those four words. A year ago, I was struggling to put together a query letter for a book that doesn't even really exist anymore. I was agonizing over single words, and tone, and worrying that I wasn't adequately … Continue reading About Failure

Deadlines

When I was a senior in high school, I realized how truly horrible I am at time management. I was editor of the yearbook, thanks to the urging of the yearbook advisor, who was also my junior-year English teacher. (He liked me because I could write, and because I had the nerve to write him … Continue reading Deadlines