I know it’s a little strange, but I actually like getting my picture taken. Well, when I’ve had a chance to get all gussied up first, that is. When I was visiting family in Montana, my awesomely talented brother Scott Frisby took some headshots for me. Here are a few of my favorites: Also, you may have noticed that things look a little different around here. With the time I took off from social media, I redesigned my website! Take a look around and make sure you head over to my homepage, because that coding took forever to get it the way I wanted 😉 I’ll slowly be dipping my toes into the social media […]
There’s too much stuff going on in my own life and online for me to keep up with it all. So, I’m going to be taking a break from all things social media/blogging/Internet for a bit. If any of you sign with agents, get book deals, or do something exciting, please email me about it! I’d love to freak out with you!
The Storymakers conference is now over, and already I’m going through withdrawals. I love meeting up with writerly friends. I hung out with these gals a lot, and also Ken Curtis and Darci Cole. Lindsay Sanchez, Tiana Smith, Catherine Christensen, Brookie Cowles On Thursday there was a karaoke/dance party to kick things off before thing officially began and I can pretty much guarantee I embarrassed myself. Us writers are a strange breed though, so I was in good company. Tiana Smith, Darci Cole I learned so much. The workshops that really helped me this year focused a lot on plotting (Brandon Sanderson‘s intensive class on his own plotting method, plus the 9 point plot method). Because I […]
It’s been a while since my last post, but that’s just because I’ve been so busy editing my book that I’ve barely come up for air. But I have good news! I’m *almost* done with edits. Yep, still not done, but I’m in the final stretch. It’s funny, I used to think of revisions as a minor thing, with a few words added in, maybe some deleted scenes or rearranged sentences. Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha. Yeah, I was totally wrong. Maybe that was how I edited past books, but now I can see that my attitude about editing was probably why those books have languished on my computer. I’ve added over 20,000 words during this […]
It’s no secret that I like writing the first draft better than edits. Here’s how I feel about editing SCRATCH THAT so far: It seems like there’s no end in sight. Pray for me.
The other day on Twitter, Akshaya R. and Ella Dyson were talking in Disney puns and of course I had to weasel myself into their conversation, because, hello, DISNEY PUNS. Then something magical happened (as often happens when talking of the magical kingdom) and I knew I had to take things one step further than just being punny on Twitter. A short while later, this song was born. I dedicate it to you, fellow writers. Let it be your battle cry. I’ll Make a Man(uscript) out of You (sung to Mulan’s I’ll Make a Man out of You, obvs.) Let’s get down to business To defeat this scene. Did they send me water When I asked […]
Hey guys and gals! If any of you tried accessing my blog over the weekend you might have noticed it was going through some changes. Some links might not have worked. Some of you may have even gotten emails from my subscription feed, or seen an “update” in your RSS reader with a post you’ve already seen. Sorry about that! However, it was all for a good cause, since now my site is all on WordPress! And hopefully I haven’t lost any subscribers in the process… *chews nails* I’ve been wanting to make the change for a while now. Blogger has some limitations, and for a design junky like me, WordPress offered some appealing options. […]
YOU GUYS!! Do you know how long I’ve waited to write this post? Gah! FOREVER! Or so it seems. But at long last, I can finally say that I am now represented by Rachel Marks at Rebecca Friedman Literary! The last couple of weeks have been a whirlwind for me with lots of decisions. I had an offer to publish with a mid-sized publisher, an agent offer on the table, several calls with different agents and a dozen or so R&Rs waiting, but in the end I felt that having Rachel represent me would be the best avenue for me to pursue a career in publishing. I know it’s just the beginning, but I’m so […]
I was super lucky and got to go to the LDStormakers Conference this year. You GUYS! It was awesome sauce. I learned so much from the amazing panels, workshops and classes. I met so many nice, down to earth authors. I finally was able to meet some people in real life who I’ve been Twitter friends with for years. In other words, it was an epic weekend. Without further ado, here’s a run down of why you should be jealous: Me, Darci Cole, Cassie Mae and Jolene Perry (they’ve written so many books I can’t list them all) So, even though we were learning so much my brain was about to explode, there was still plenty […]
So your spouse wants to write/is writing/can’t (or won’t) stop writing a book. First of all, STAY CALM. There is hope. (Well, not really, but what kind of survival guide would this be if I said things were hopeless?) While there might not be a cure, you can relieve some of the symptoms if you play your cards right. Step 1: Monitor the situation carefully. Are they talking to themselves? Refusing to wear anything besides pajamas? It will be okay. This is all very normal behavior for novelists. It’s even normal for them to Google ways to kill without leaving a trace, so don’t take it personally. You’re probably fine to still sleep with them […]