The writer’s life is full of rejections. Whenever I receive an email from a literary agent that says, “Thank you,” I brace myself because there is usually a “but….” following. But blah, blah, blah. The rest of the email is full of “nice” rejection words. I know they can’t take on every client, so I … More Exciting News! I Got into Pitch Wars! (What’s that? Let me tell you!)
I’m so excited for this opportunity to collaborate with 14 other bloggers on one theme: One Step Toward the Impossible. Each of us wrote about a time where the smallest gesture made a difference, and/or a goal that may have seemed impossible, but we had to take the first step. I chose to write on … More One Step Toward a College Degree Despite Odds
I came across a super intelligent & sweet girl’s blog, Maddie, who said “potential” is a bad word. This made me curious. She has a great argument for why using the word “potential” can seem bad. In essence, her point is that when you are told you have “potential,” there is an immediate fear of … More Potential and Passion
I attended the Las Vegas Writer’s Conference last weekend, and I met a man in his early twenties. Although many of the authors, agents, and editors were inspiring, this particular man truly inspired me. He worked at Burger King and took the bus to the conference every day (three day conference). It took him two … More Just Do It!