If I had to compare my 2021 to anything, it would be an aspiring novelist’s first draft of their first book. An exciting start, completely awful horrendous saggy middle, and an decent finish.Continue reading
What is the biggest hurdle to writing? Is it finding the time? Is it waiting for inspiration to strike? Is it constructing the perfect setup in your house or a café (pre-COVID) with the perfect beverage at the perfect temperature with the optimal background music at the perfect volume? And then as soon as any one of those components fall out of balance, your concentration shatters?
While these are annoying, I would like to argue that the biggest hurdle to writing is more insidious. More secretive. I put forth that Procrastination is the highest barrier to sitting your butt in a chair and putting words on a page.Continue reading
You’ve just completed your novel. You’re excited, riding an exhilarating wave of momentum because you just typed “The End” at the bottom of your masterpiece. So, what happens next? There are hosts of hurdles in between your newborn manuscript and seeing your book on the shelves. Check out this week’s blog post here at CritiqueMatch.
If you’re interested in more information about querying and publication, let me know! I’m happy to deep dive into my experience and what I’ve researched for future posts.
I’m excited to launch my author website. I’d love to connect to fellow writers and readers who enjoy YA literature, especially in the fantasy genre. While I’ve only been seriously writing with the goal of having a book on the shelf for about three years, I’ve been a voracious reader basically forever.Continue reading