It’s NaNoWriMo confession time…. my word count total (drum roll please)… 12,000 words. Shocking, I know. My congratulations to all the writers who achieved their writing goals this month. I’m sorry I can not count myself among your ranks. Here’s are a few of the reasons that NaNoWriMo didn’t work for me; In addition toContinue reading “NaNo… Oh No!”
Today I was invited to the Grand Forks Library to give my presentation on “Getting Published.” Despite traffic and technology conspiring against me, I had a great time meeting with the writers of Grand Forks. There was a excellent turn out for the presentation and I really appreciated everyone’s questions and comments – especially thoseContinue reading “Grand Forks Library”
I’ve just decided to enter the race! This will be my first time participating in National Novel Writing Month. I haven’t outlined. I haven’t finished my research. I haven’t stocked my freezer with food so my family won’t starve… But I am determined to finish the first draft of a historical middle grade novel that’sContinue reading “NaNoWriMo”
One of my favourite children’s book blog is Literary Rambles. I especially love the agent spotlights and the tuesday writing tips. Check out my recent contributions on August 7th (tip#138) and July 23 (tip#136)… hope you like them!
My first blog post for the Mixed-Up Files of Middle Grade Authors, Getting the Grant, includes some great tips for grant writing.