Keep on swimming

A writer once asked me how to keep your spirits up in the face of rejection and certain doom. Well, not really certain doom, but rejection is all but certain in this writing thing we do, especially if you ever hope to get published. Me? I like rejection. Not in the...

Get ’er done

Epiphany: Last night I realized that I’m spinning my wheels a bit trying to write the sequel when I should be polishing up the first book so I can start querying. What this means: It’s back to the grind for me, spending every free moment I have working on...

(Im)patience

I sometimes wonder why I gave up the fast-paced world of journalism for the publishing industry. That thought usually only lasts for a few seconds because I got very burnt out of doing things so quickly. But there was one aspect I loved of writing stories for the...

Hey baby, can I have your ISBNs . . .

Yesterday was too much fun, owing to a particular meme on Twitter. Wait for it . . . wait for it . . . #publishingpickupline! Yes, you guessed it. Book nerds and people working in the industry got together and created some of the funniest pick up lines this side of...