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

Getting Laid

Like your mother always said, people judge you by how you look and speak, and if you mispronounce words or make grammar mistakes, lots of people (including your prospective boss, or that really cute guy at Starbucks) may assume that you are poorly educated (and possibly, just not very smart.) When you submit a manuscript … 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