I inherited my love of reading from my mother. I'm forever grateful for the fact that she kept ALL of her Stephen King novels from when she was younger (she's since moved into what I call "old lady" novels) and passed them on to me. Where my mother and I differ, however, is that she … Continue reading Why I Won’t Read Bad Books
I started writing The Book over a year and a half ago (right around the time I met my boyfriend, [I'm going to just start referring to him as J... that's less typing..] who is also a writer, - coincidence?). I have yet to let a single soul read a single word of it. I've … Continue reading The First Read: Letting People Read Your Book
I recently had a conversation with someone about fulfillment. I was challenged to think about what makes me fulfilled. It sounded like an easy question, one I should probably be able to recite the answer to as easy as my own name. But it wasn’t. In fact, it was easier to determine what wasn’t fulfilling … Continue reading On Fulfillment.
What It Is: This humorous, honest non-fiction book is an inside look into the world of editing, getting published, and all the chaos that happens after. Lerner is an established editor with stories to tell. Why I Liked It: See above- humorous and honest. My two favorite characteristics for books (and men). I came away … Continue reading Book Review: Forest for the Trees
Literary mastermind and the person I’d give my left kidney to have a beer with, Stephen King once said, “If you don't have time to read, you don't have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.” As with most things, I’m inclined to agree with the master of horror. I probably spend … Continue reading How Reading Makes Me a Better Writer
Creating a new blog is not what I set out to do today. I started out my Saturday taking my dog to obedience class (we don't like to follow the rules in my family), and when I returned home I decided writing sounded more fun than cleaning. So I began editing Chapter 1 of my … Continue reading Introducing: Me and The Book