I'M STILL reeling over the fact that I crossed 3000 Twitter followers yesterday, which marked four weeks since I discovered and joined the writing community. As of writing this post, I'm about to hit 3200. People are saying really nice things to me so often that if I'm feeling down all I have to do … Continue reading A Real Reader
I HAVE a lot of work to do this morning, but a couple things are on my mind and I need to peel them off before they suck out my brains. Please don't be offended by any of this as it is not my intention. I just need to clear up a few things. 1) … Continue reading I Need to Clear Up a Few Things
HAVE YOU heard? It's my birthday! I always get really excited on my birthday like there's a cake and a pony coming my way. Unfortunately there's no cake and there's no pony. In fact I'm going to be by myself all day, but that's okay. I still have some Amazon gift card dollars and I'm … Continue reading It’s My Birthday!
**NOTICE: If you're here to submit your query letter for the gift card giveaway, please read this post first, then submit through the contact form on the Contact page.** HERE IS what I can offer you, along with what it'll cost. If you want me, go to my Contact page and send me a message. … Continue reading Query and Manuscript Critiques
LAST NIGHT I bought eight books, six to give away and two for myself. There wasn't a whole lot of activity on Twitter at the time, so giveaway entries were lower than I'd hoped, but it was still lots of fun. This is just a quick post to let you know I plan on making … Continue reading Last Night’s Giveaways
Everyone needs to read this.
There’s a shirt that hangs in the back of my closet, nestled among the rarely worn pieces: a winter coat, a two time champion Ugly Christmas sweater, a vaguely Handmaid’s Tale-like frock that one of my friends had the audacity to call a bridesmaids dress. This shirt is… well, it’s beautiful. The color is a deep burnt orange-y rust that perfectly contrasts with a summer tan. The sleeves hit at that just right length and the fabric, oh the fabric. It’s a buttery soft cotton blend that is both airy and light, yet hugs you in the right places.
I’ve worn this shirt once, just once, and then relegated it to the back of the closet, never to be worn again. Twice in the last two years I’ve shifted clothes aside so I can admire it, briefly consider wearing it, but… ultimately I can’t. The last time I wore it…
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I WANT to take a moment to highlight the beta reading group I created in case you haven't heard of it. It's called Writing Community Readers and can be found on Twitter at @ReadersWriting. If you're planning on beta reading a manuscript, you and the author should take advantage of what this group offers--all you'll … Continue reading Writing Community Readers