I hope all of you are enjoying your summer so far! It feels like the months are just slipping by, and it's hard to believe it's already July! Today I am on my way to the summer camp my kids and I go to every single year. But before I leave, I wanted to update … Continue reading Join me at Author Launch!
When I wrote A Symphony of Cicadas, it wasn't too hard to tell the story from Rachel's point of view. She was a mid-30s single mother of a 13-year-old boy, preparing for her wedding. I am a mid-30s mom of a 13-year-old boy, and was preparing for my own wedding as I wrote the story … Continue reading Writing like an awkward 13-year-old
Only about 7% of NaNoWriMo participants crossed the finish line with 50,000 or more words this year*. If you were one of the lucky few, you deserve a pat on the back and a million publishers** clamoring to get you to sign with them. (*Note: According to NaNoWriMo, 300,000 people signed up, and only 41,940 … Continue reading Are you one of the lucky 7%?
When I was 13, I used an actual paper diary. I have a bunch of old journals in my boxes from way back when, chronicling those awkward teenage years. But now? There are a ton of online alternatives for teenagers to record their innermost thoughts and feelings. This is something I had to mull over … Continue reading Do 13 year olds blog?