Rant: on DNF Reviews

I get twitchy and maybe a little stabby every time I see a DNF (did not finish) review for a contemporary YA, or any novel, where the MC was a terrible person in the beginning, and the person didn't keep reading for this reason. Um... If the character was perfect, conflict would be a little … Continue reading Rant: on DNF Reviews

Psst… You’re Going to get it Wrong

I was involved in several plays in college. One of the characters in a production was a pregnant woman and there was AN ACTUAL PREGNANT WOMAN cast in that role! Perfect! Think of all the research of "pregnant woman movement" she won't have to do! When the review was printed in the paper after opening night, … Continue reading Psst… You’re Going to get it Wrong

5 Things I Wish I’d Known about Publishing

Everything in publishing takes freaking forever. FOR. EVER. You have to make the process the destination, or you will always be frustrated. The chances of your book(s) making you rich are like 3%. If you're not writing for the love of writing, then find something else to do with your time. There are already too many … Continue reading 5 Things I Wish I’d Known about Publishing