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.
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
This week I finished my book. When I say finished, I mean, it’s done, I’m not changing another word until someone willing to pay me money for it tells me too. By now you’re probably catching on that writing a book is a multi step process, so “done” is a somewhat relative term. The kids were… Continue reading One Step Closer
All the Phantom posts have been leading to this, or perhaps you could even say that all of the places that book and musical have touched in my heart, have been leading to this. This is going to be the year of Phantom, because that is what I’m doing… I have begun writing my second… Continue reading Phantom of the Opera Part III
After I finished draft three of The Music Between Worlds I spent some time unpacking the last few boxes from our move last April, and came across the most special book in my library, The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux. Our very small school/town library had this illustrated copy when I was in middle… Continue reading The Phantom of the Opera Part I
Years ago I stopped making New Years Resolutions and instead started looking for a word to be my guiding theme for that year. Usually that would lead to a few related goals (goals, not resolutions. Not sure if there is a difference but a goal feels much more manageable.) In 2016 it was “brave”, I… Continue reading 2018