Wednesday, October 31, 2012


There's only one day left for me to decide if I'm going to participate. Quite frankly (and most untypical for me) I have no idea worth 50,000 words that I haven't begun already. Hopefully, inspiration will strike soon. All I need is a little spark of an idea and off I'll go.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Kill Your Darlings

Don't fall so in love with your writing that you're unable to accept constructive criticism. Be willing to let it go if it doesn't serve your story, essay, article...whatever it is you're writing.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

MWA Writers Conference

Attended (and spoke at) the Maryland Writers Conference this past Saturday. It turned out to be a great day full of camaraderie and the gathering of useful information. I feel renewed vigor for the writing process and for being a member of the writing community (or tribe, as Marita Golden calls us). Conferences like these allow those of us in this solitary profession to connect with each other and find out what's new; and these days when it comes to writing and publishing there's plenty that's new. The greatest discovery of the day was finding out how lucrative short story ebooks can be. Who knew? Well, now I do. More to come...