Monthly Archives: June 2013

Beginning the Query Adventure

First draft of manuscript? Done. Massive first-round edits? Done. Sent to beta readers for feedback? Done. Incorporated changes, completed second major round of edits? Done. Compiled list of agents interested in my genre and have sold similar books? Done. But… This next step is terrifying. Querying. Literally exposing myself. Laying it all on the line […]

Twitter is Awesome.

Seriously. Today, the author of one of favourite books of this year (Eleanor & Park) tweeted me back. And then FAVOURITED my *witty* reply. That, or she favourited it because she thinks I’m a smart ass. I’m going with the former. Thank you Rainbow Rowell for the love!! Annnnnd then the author of one of […]

“I could al…

“I could always live in my art, but not my life.” – My Dinner with Andrei (film)

Editing…

Sucks. But then it’s great. But then it sucks again. Worse. And then you add wine and it’s not as bad. But mostly, it’s like taking a fossilized piece of mud from the bottom of the lake and deciding you’re going to try to polish it with a shoe cloth and hope to find a […]

“It’s better to…

“It’s better to have ideas. You can change an idea. Changing a belief is trickier. Life should be malleable and progressive; working from idea to idea permits that. Beliefs anchor you to certain points and limit growth. New ideas can’t generate. Life becomes stagnant.” – Dogma (film)

The Book List – 1006.5

Last year I decided I wanted to get serious about reading again and committed to reading 50 books in one year. When I was younger, I would absolutely devour books, but once I started university, the studying (and beer drinking) really cut into my reading time. I decided to keep a list of the books […]

“The irony of …

“The irony of commitment is that it’s deeply liberating — in work, in play, in love. The act frees you from the tyranny of your internal critic, from the fear that likes to dress itself up and parade around like rational hesitation. To commit is to remove your head as the barrier to your life.”