What Do I Actually Want? Thoughts on Writing, Publishing, and Creative Control

I read an interview last year that really stayed with me and has made me rethink where I stand as a creator. For a while, I thought I had a totally clear picture of the writing career I was going to build for myself, if I could. But lately, my perspective on this has changed. … Continue reading What Do I Actually Want? Thoughts on Writing, Publishing, and Creative Control

Re-blog: “Sibyls” by Melissa Bobe (2020) — twocentspluschange

This post is going to be a little different. I usually review and grade the things I talk about, be they movies, television shows, podcasts, or books. I won’t be reviewing this book, per se, and won’t be grading it either. That is because I know the author and impartiality is not something I can […] … Continue reading Re-blog: “Sibyls” by Melissa Bobe (2020) — twocentspluschange

New Release Tuesday: Happy Book Birthday to Me!

I am beyond thrilled to announce that my novella Sibyls is now available in paperback! I won't gush too much here, other than to say that this little novella taught me so much about the process from finished manuscript to completed book. I am grateful for this new knowledge, and for the support of my … Continue reading New Release Tuesday: Happy Book Birthday to Me!

Upcoming Publication: Sibyls

Happy New Year! 2020 is just a lovely number to look at, and I'm hoping that the year (really the decade) turns out to be just as attractive, especially as it relates to all things writing. With that said... I have news. Exciting news. In just a few short weeks, I will be putting out … Continue reading Upcoming Publication: Sibyls

Writing Wednesday: A Long-Term Revision

I'm writing this post after having a really amazing conversation that I'll post more about soon! But until then, I'm thinking a lot about the book that I'm finishing, which has undergone several drafts over the course of many years. That's unusual for me, and I think it's a process that deserves some thought. My … Continue reading Writing Wednesday: A Long-Term Revision

Podcast for Writers: 88 Cups of Tea

If we've met in person or even digitally, I know you've heard me say this at least ten times, but just in case you need a reminder: if you are looking to enter the writing world in any professional capacity, you need to get Yin Chang's podcast 88 Cups of Tea on your playlist ASAP! … Continue reading Podcast for Writers: 88 Cups of Tea

Away on Retreat!

I'm writing from the woods in Pennsylvania, where my critique partners Sara and Eva and I travel for our annual summer writing retreat! Retreats are great for so many reasons. Getting away from your normal surroundings—and I don't mean a local coffee shop, I mean far away—can really help you refocus on your writing, because … Continue reading Away on Retreat!

Tuesday Writing Thoughts: Flying into Windows

For the past month and a half, I've been in the query trenches. If you're not familiar with the term, it is what it sounds like: writers armed with meticulously revised, polished manuscripts venture into the battle of finding representation for their books by writing hopeful letters to literary agents. The query trenches are an … Continue reading Tuesday Writing Thoughts: Flying into Windows

New Beginnings

Hey there, Writing Hive! I'm back! It's been months since my last post, and while I do have apologies, I also have some pretty good excuses. I'm typically not big on the latter, but this time I'm making an exception. I spent the second half of 2018: rewriting an entire doctoral dissertation; beginning a library … Continue reading New Beginnings