Category Archives: Wednesday Lift

Finish the Race

snail on leaf

NaNoWriMo began at a snail’s pace for me, and I’m already a slow AF writer. I swear, November is the worst month for me to have this challenge—it’s short, there’s Thanksgiving to prepare for, and I have to create the picture calendar for the next year (in order for it to arrive in time for Christmas). And this year is even more congested than normal.

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Is it Possible for One to Change Their Stars?

Is it Possible for One to Change Their Stars? - stuck under rocks

A Knight’s Tale is an awesome movie on so many levels. If you haven’t had a chance to see it, I highly recommend you do. It’s about a peasant who strives to become a knight. There’s only one problem: in order to become a knight, one must be of noble birth. One of the big questions throughout the movie is whether or not someone can change their stars, basically do the impossible. But that theme doesn’t end with the movie; it also applies to us.

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Come Hell or High Water

Come Hell or High Water - wave over San Francisco

It’s been almost three months since I sent out my last query letter to agents. Initially, it was to sit back and reevaluate my submission materials. The query letter was the first victim. Synopsis, the second. Several eyes passed through them, and I felt pretty confident in their quality. The timing was good, too, because there were several contests coming up in April.

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That Extra Persistence

That Extra Persistence - try and stop me turtle

Someone told me at a writers’ conference a couple years ago that every author needs three things in order to get published: (1) Talent. (2) Persistence. (3) Luck. I’ve never forgotten that, especially now that I’m querying. Talent, I think I have—at least several people have told me I’m a good writer. Persistence, yes. Luck…I have to admit, I haven’t felt too lucky recently.

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