Picking Out Curtains on a Budget

So I’ve been in Denver for two weeks now. I’ve been in my house for one. It’s small, old, and facing a huge park that features two ponds and a lot of geese. I’ve been getting used to the thinner air and the hardwood floors, had some delicious beer and some good times. That beingContinue reading “Picking Out Curtains on a Budget”

Impatience is a Virtue

So, my last update was that I sent out my first query letter. This caused much squeeing and poorly coordinated dances in my living room. It felt like the beginning of something that I’ve been dreaming of for quite some time. After the confetti was vacuumed up and the music stopped, I was left withContinue reading “Impatience is a Virtue”

I Feel an Inspirational Disney Song Coming On

I have officially sent out my first query letter to a literary agent. I’m casually freaking out about it. I’ve been working on this novel for such a long time. I’ve written and edited and screamed at it and ignored it and let others critique it for so long that it’s almost too daunting toContinue reading “I Feel an Inspirational Disney Song Coming On”

The Query Letter and Not Sounding Like an Egoist

I have officially sent off my manuscript to a professional editor, a creative writing professor and friend of my sister’s (thanks, Cari!). Now that it’s sent, I’m almost not sure what to do with myself. I have three or so other novels that I need to outline, setting up scenes like stills from a cinematicContinue reading “The Query Letter and Not Sounding Like an Egoist”