I am about to step into the next decade of my life and it’s feeling so much messier than I’d hoped it would. Turning thirty was easy. I felt like an adult, and was finally taking charge of my hopes and dreams. Forty feels like failure. I know it’s not. I could absolutely make a… Continue reading Facing Down the Next Decade.
Years ago when Grammy was first worried about Alzheimers she told me that even if her mind forgot me her heart never would. I can still see her standing in her kitchen tapping her chest, both of us getting choked up. The doctors cleared her then but I never forgot that conversation. It was a… Continue reading To My Grammy.
I wait in line at the post office while my grandma lays in a bed 2,000 miles away waiting to die. Even if I was there I wouldn’t be let in. Not with COVID crawling all over the place. At the post office we stand six feet apart. Masked, avoiding each other’s gaze as if… Continue reading Waiting
Most writers have a book or book series that was hugely influential to them in their younger years and I’m no exception. For me it was Nancy Drew. Not the paperback ones that were already slightly out of date when I was in sixth grade, but the old yellow ones. I l loved them and… Continue reading Nancy Drew
Hello friends! It’s been a long time, I know, but I’ve been busy doing exciting writerly things and not so exciting normal life things. If you’ve been wondering about Opera Ghost I’ve gotten at least twenty agent rejections, some with helpful feedback some with less helpful more hurtful feedback. I like to think I’m becoming… Continue reading Pitch Wars
Opera Ghosts and Literary Agents: the question we’re asking today is, do either of them exist… Just kidding! Literary Agents do exist they’re just super hard to find kind of like corgi puppies. You may have been able to guess that I’m still querying for an agent. The query letter has gone through several drafts… Continue reading Opera Ghost and Literary Agents
Holy long time since I posted Batman! First off bookish news. I finished my Phantom of the Opera retell. Tentatively called Opera Ghost. It was a very fun process and showed me how much I’d grown as a writer. My first book, Music Between Worlds, took four years and counting and Opera Ghost took a little… Continue reading Querying Again…
So, it’s been a long long time since I posted here. I didn’t mean to go so many months, and honestly was surprised to discover it’s November already. You’d think this many years into writing and blogging and I’d have found a good rhythm, a good strategy, a good routine… C’est la vie or at… Continue reading Life, I guess.
Just a few old friends, a few new friends, and a road named after my hometown way out here in the mountains. Our two year anniversary of moving to the Pacific Northwest came and went and we remembered but then forgot. We were pretty busy with the end of the school year, and having family… Continue reading Two Year Church-aversary
I thought a quick update might be in order. My query letters have been sent out to the first batch of agents. By the time you read this we will be nearing the end of the third week of waiting. Week three is significant because before that you’re just waiting. No one has said no… Continue reading Query