The Summer of Rejection Slips

It’s been the summer of rejection slips. Yesterday’s got me good. Normally, I’m like Onward! over rejection—not everyone gets me, I don’t fit into some publishers’ plans. It’s cool. But yesterday’s was one I really wanted. And it was not to be. Shrug. But also pout and eat ice cream. Then sit on porch and…

5 Tips to Regain Your Focus

Focus is a constant topic of discussion in our house. As the frazzled mother of a non-neurotypical child, we spend time every single day discussing focus and helping her learn focus.  Over the last however many years since her diagnosis, I’ve come to realize that I can learn a lot from her, too. And I…

Adventures in Publishing

It’s been a rough week in publishing for Romanclandia. A lot of us have been affected personally by the unfortunate closing of Less Than Three Press, myself included. As hard as it is to see such a valued publisher have to leave us, I appreciate how it was all handled. Some of the authors I…

Feedback Friday – Agrestic 2

It’s Feedback Friday again! I’m super excited to share this week’s piece with you. It’s a riot of a good time! What is Feedback Friday, you say? Thank you for asking, and welcome to the blog, I reply! Every week, we post writing prompts on Wednesdays. Every Friday, we select a submission from the Wednesday…

Trash Day

Yesterday , I deleted over 500 beloved words. Not fun. I didn’t grow as a writer. It didn’t correct a story flaw or lower the word count to fall in line with a market’s specification. They just didn’t belong. Simple as that. Simple, but not easy. I don’t know why deleting my work is such…

Feedback Friday – Headlong

Time again for Feedback on the Friday! It’s the best day for feedback, really. I HAVE DECLARED IT SO! If you’d like to discuss my assertion, please send me up to 500 words on one of our prompts and tell me all about it. Then I will happily inform you about why you’re wrong and…

Feedback Friday – Syzygy

Fantastic news! It’s time for Feedback Friday! Feedback Fridays is that wonderful time of the week when I read over your submissions and let you know what I think. It’s a really great way to get another set of eyes on your work. Want to participate? Look over the “Writing Prompts Wednesdays” posts and find…

Everyday Growth

I’ve learned a lot over the last few days about vacation, family, and strength. It wasn’t what I thought I was going to be learning, but it’s probably just as important as what I had hoped for. The easiest of this lot is that it isn’t a vacation if you don’t get a break from…

Show Me Monday

Show me the book that made you fall in love with reading. I have two. Both series. The first, from when I was a little girl: The Bobbsey Twins. I adored those books. I checked them out one after another from the library. Two or three a week sometimes. I read the series, and then…

Yet Another Con

  Last weekend, I attended my second convention of the summer. Oh my heart, Fourth Street Fantasy replenishes me. The programming is writing-angled, but very meta. There’s tips and best practices in some of the discussion, but for the most part it’s “let’s unpack a subject and teach ourselves to ask enough of the right…