‘Your main job is to believe in yourself. Yes, you have to do the actual work as well, but it’s the confidence that will make your work stand out and reach others. Even if other people are like, “Well, I don’t know if this is going to be your breakout novel or if this is … More Writing Quote Wednesday.
Hey Everyone, It’s been one wild week here. We had a massive storm on Tuesday that caused trees to fall down, damaging houses and cars, and power lines to come down cutting electricity to something like 100,000 homes, and it flooded. It was scary and horrible, but Praise God my family and house were safe. … More A Writerly Update 64.
You can read previous episodes of The Amberly Chronicles HERE. Previously in The Amberly Chronicles… I stare at the screen with such intensity that my eyes sting. The word ‘processing’ stops flashing and my heart hammers so hard I can barely breathe. Oliver takes my hand. Request approved. I let out a shriek, dizzy with … More The Amberly Chronicles Episode Twelve: The Request Part Two.
Here are five quotes on rejection. Enjoy! “Rejection slips, or form letters, however tactfully phrased, are lacerations of the soul, if not quite inventions of the devil—but there is no way around them.” – Isaac Asimov. “This manuscript of yours that has just come back from another editor is a precious package. Don’t consider it … More Writing Quote Wednesday.
Hey Everyone, Well it’s almost the end of the school holidays for my little ones *happy dancing* It’s nice having them home for a little while, but I am dying to get back into my regular routine, and especially my regular writing routine. I’ve just came up with a great new schedule that means, if … More A Writerly Updaye 63 + My Book Haul
Released Date: March 2015. Publisher: Simon and Schuster Australia. Source:From publisher in exchange for an honest review. Synopsis from Goodreads: In her first novel for middle-grade readers, bestselling author Alice Hoffman tells a bewitching story of love and friendship that is truly magical. Twig lives in Sidwell, where people whisper that fairy tales are real. … More Review: Nightbird By Alice Hoffman.
There is a lot of waiting in a writer’s life. Waiting for your beta reader to get back to you. Waiting for replies to your query. Waiting while an agent reads your full. Waiting while your book is out on submission. Waiting for your book to be released. Waiting, waiting, waiting. And sometimes all that … More Writing Tip Wednesday: What To Do When Waiting For Something In Publishing.
Hi Everyone, As some of you may know I have started querying, so querying is weighing heavily on my mind at the moment. I have come across some great posts recently about querying and thought I’d share the links with you. Kate McIntyre shares some great query tips HERE. One of my favourite tips from … More Writing Tip Wednesday: Querying Tips.