I have a strong connection to my WIP. Some might say it's an unnatural connection. You be the judge. As committed as I am to launching Left to Chance, and as devoted as I am to Teddi Lerner and her love square (not a triangle! a square!) there is just something about South Haven, Michigan and Boop Peck that has captured my heart and my imagination more so than ever before. That doesn't mean … [Read more...] about Strange Things That (Only) Happen To Novelists
Amy Sue Nathan
It's three months until the publication of Left to Chance, and I'm giving away the last ARC to someone who is subscribed to my **New and Improved** Infrequent But Delightful Reader Newsletter. It's different from the blog, so I hope you'll give it a go! Here's the link if you missed the big sign up the fell on the blog when you opened it. ;-) If you sign up anytime in September, or are already … [Read more...] about September Writing Goals and a LEFT TO CHANCE ARC Giveaway
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
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?