The back of my eyeballs hurt. This is the un-fun part of authorship. The point right before publication, raking through each chapter one mo' gen, making sure there's no escaping extra spaces, or errant commas, or misspelled names. Yes, I've managed to misspell my own characters' names in several places. These are the tasks … Continue reading Feelin’ Like A Struck Match
Original Post Date June 19, 2013 at 10:43 AM The author shares a video of her first book reading from I Blew Up Juarez. What a great time we had at Irene's last week! No butterflies at all, proud to say. I think it's the combination of being amongst friends and confidence in my story … Continue reading Entering the You-niverse
Original Post Date May 15, 2013 at 10:22 PM The author weighs in on the opinion of reading fiction to qualify to write fiction. "To be a good fiction writer you have to read fiction." Is this true? I'll offer substance for both arguments. Don't Read In Order To Write Many writers' blogs warn of … Continue reading To Read Or Not To Read?
Original Post Date March 27, 2013 at 11:47 PM Sometimes, getting through manuscript edits require maximum security style lock down. And heckling from the peanut gallery. We explore how both contributed to last week's epic revisions. My intention was to get on that manuscript and address my editor's notes as soon as I returned from … Continue reading In America, we call it a “Dumpster”