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.
What? it’s still January… Last year was a strange year. I learned a lot, met some new people continued to build relationships and made some mistakes. It wasn’t bad, but it definitely wasn’t what I was hoping it would be. At the beginning of last year I really had this sense that I was going… Continue reading Annual New Years Post 2020
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.
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
Last week I talked about finding my old illustrated copy of Phantom of the Opera. I left off with me sitting down to read it’s story once more. Of course, much like the mouse and her cookie reading the story led me to downloading the soundtrack, led me to sharing it with my sons, led… Continue reading Phantom of the Opera Part II