That ‘crit’ in the title should be said like a swear word: Aaaah, shit. Today my novel (first novel, if you don’t know) came up in the critique queue over on Critters. And, believe it or not, though it’s only been less than 24 hours since the manuscript got delivered by the Critter Captain’s minions, I got … More Ah…crits


Argh. I told myself a while back that I wouldn’t do this again. And I was doing rather well this weekend. I’ve received 7 crits back on my horrible query letter, but the suggestions made were all helpful.  I was indeed looking forward to re-writing the letter more in line with my new and improved … More Self-Hate


Today is Wednesday.  Hump day.  A day that we hope goes by quickly because after which the week will fly by and then we have the weekend.  Our time.  The time we writer’s spend trying to catch up for all the time we had to be, you know, making a living. Okay, a job is … More Expectations

Flogging it

About a year and a half ago, after I took my first writing course (I came to writing late in life), the instructor suggested joining a writer’s workshop.  Too timid and embarrassed to show my face to anyone who might read something I’ve written, I looked online.  There’s a plethora of online writer’s workshops.  I … More Flogging it

Re-vamped Schedule

Now that I’ve had some time to digest the two critiques I’ve gotten back so far, I realize there is no way in hell that I’m gonna get this thing together by the end of March.  It is just not gonna happen. So…now I’m hoping I can edit/rewrite Feb/March, finish the second draft by the … More Re-vamped Schedule