The Journey Is the Reward

I have to keep telling myself that.  Over and over.  It’s become my Writer’s Mantra: “The journey is the reward.”  (My second choice for a mantra would be “Success is the best revenge,” but I’m still working on the success part.) I’ve recently had a stretch of good road (figuratively speaking, of course. Here in … Read more

The Idiot’s Guide to Writer Workshops

As Joe Konrath loves to point out, “There’s a word for a writer who never gives up…published.” As an aspiring writer, everyone has something to tell you, some advice to give you, some secret to success, but I think Joe’s understated counsel is as good as it gets: Don’t give up. I have one more … Read more

Rotten Rejections

I stumbled upon the following gems while attempting to gather statistics (via the internet) on what percentage of books get picked up by agents, but are never sold to publishers.  I have a novel currently on submission (via my agent Weronika Janczuk), and I was (somewhat morbidly) curious about just how bad my odds of … Read more