I love this saying. It seems to mean any time you feel yourself getting pulling into some mayhem not of your own making, remind yourself to step away. But, I ask you, what happens when it IS your circus and the monkeys ARE yours? You must step in. The circus I'm referring to at the moment is my WIP and the monkeys are the POV and tense. Which sounds like tents. Which goes with circus and … [Read more...] about 4 Tips for Changing POV and Tense in your WIP
Amy Sue Nathan
One of the questions I'm asked by readers and writers is: "Does it get easier?" Novel writing, that is. The short answer is no, writing a novel never gets easier. The long answer is, it doesn't necessarily get more difficult either. It gets, um, different. Each novel is brand new, and for me, so is the process of writing it. This doesn't mean I haven't learned a lot and adapted, … [Read more...] about Does Writing A Novel Ever Get Easier?
Well, I did it. I finally sent off sixty polished pages of my WIP, The Last Bathing Beauty, to my agent. This new book is my option project with St. Martin's Press. That's a standard part of a book contract, that the author's next work will be offered to the current publisher first, who will have the option to make to an offer, or not. If they choose not to offer, or if the author and publisher … [Read more...] about This Week in Writing: What’s Happening With Boop?
I repost this every year in honor of September 11th, at whatever blog I call home. The phone rang. It was Heather. Before she spoke, or perhaps while she was speaking, my thoughts shot back to a place I once called home -- Maplewood, New Jersey. Only two train stops before the PATH leading right into Manhattan — over the river but truly a New York suburb, as are so many of the towns dotting … [Read more...] about To Life, in honor of September 11th