Let me preface this by saying I have only been published in a Lit Mag once, so I am no expert on getting published. However, I am a volunteer reader for Blue Mesa Review–a really fabulous magazine from UNM (with free submissions!!!) and I get to read A LOT of submissions and with that, a … More Five For Friday: Things to Avoid When Submitting to Lit Mags.
Hello! I have been on quite the little sabbatical since my last Five for Friday post on the 18th–nearly a month!! I’ll be honest, I wasn’t so busy working on my novel or editing to write a blog post. I basically haven’t written anything since then. I spent about 20 minutes editing my first-born, which … More Five For Friday (actually just 3): Holidays, Homes, and Harried Living
What an incredible semester this has been! I finished the year, turned in all my final portfolios, and finished registering for the spring on December 2nd, my 29th birthday. I can hardly believe it’s over and I’ve finished my first year of graduate school and my first semester as an MFA student. I can’t even … More Five For Friday: Semester’s End
I am really trying not to go overboard on gifts this year. J and I are trying to save as much money as possible to make a down payment on a house in the spring (more than 20%–please, Lord!). I have a tendency to go a little nuts at Christmas–I just love buying presents and … More Five for Friday: DIY Christmas Gifts (and Happy Birthday Eve)
My 5 favorite books on writing craft: 1. On Writing, by Stephen King An iconic, must-read for all people, everywhere, who have ever aspired to write anything more involved than an email. And they’ve just come out with a 10th anniversary edition! 2. Lessons from a Lifetime of Writing by David Morrell (Now titled The … More Five for Friday: Craft Books
Happy Friday, Y’all! Several really awesome things are happening in the second half of this month. I hope you’ll join me for all the fabulous festivities! The Golden Apple turns 2 on the 31st! That’s right, this time two years ago I was freaking out about self-publishing my first novel, releasing my first progeny into … More Five for Friday: Birthday Par-tay!
I love shoes! It’s no big secret; I would buy shoes until they were overflowing from my shelves and closet to the point of risking my life with the potential for being buried in an avalanche of my own shoes. When I am in need of inspiration or encouragement I like to window-shop online and … More Five for Friday: Shoe Advance
My list of favorites changes almost daily, no matter the subject or category, so don’t hold me to this any time after tomorrow! My Five Favorite Books (For Now): 1. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen This is a classic. How can you not love it? Elizabeth Bennett is so intrepid and avant-garde. Mr. Darcy … More Five for Friday