"Make New Mistakes.
Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody's ever made before. Don't freeze, don't stop, don't worry that it isn't good enough, or it isn't perfect, whatever it is: art, or love, or work or family or life. Whatever it is you're scared of doing, Do it.
Make your mistakes, next year and forever."
Spring is just around the bend, and that means you’ll soon hear the mating catcalls of America’s most misunderstood demo: The Idle Man on the Street. Here’s a preview of how I’ll silently, stonily respond to all the “Hey, sexy” “Smile, beautiful!” and “It can’t be that bad, can it?” comments getting ready to bloom. (After I say “thank you,” of course.)
#preach… just because I’m not smiling doesn’t mean I’m unhappy. smh.
What’s Up Wednesday is a weekly meme started by Jaime Morrow and Erin Funk. If you want to participate you should link your What’s Up Wednesday posts to the list on Jaime’s blog so that we can all stop by and say, “Hi!” It’s a great way to connect with other writers!What I’m Reading
I received an ARC of Brandy Colbert’s YA Contemporary debut, POINTE, and I’m finishing it up now. It’s such a…
Placing expectations on yourself and not others is an important life lesson. It’s one that I’m continuously learning, especially relating to my writing…I can only control me, I can hope things turn out as I expect them to, but in the in that’s all dependent on a bunch of factors I can’t control. Take care of yourself and cater to yourself and meet your expectations for yourself, that’s…
Hello readers, I hope your Monday is off to a great start! Today I have my review of WHAT THE MOON SAID by Gayle Rosengren up (my first MG on the blog!) and a giveaway. Enjoy!WHAT THE MOON SAID Hardcover, 224 pages Publication Date: February 20th 2014 by Putnam Juvenile ISBN: 0399163522
Thanks to her superstitious mother, Esther knows some tricks for avoiding bad luck: toss…
I stubbled across this tweet today, and the photo gave me pause.
FYI novelists, now you know what you should be wearing. pic.twitter.com/Rs0NxmBpuZ— Sharon Pelletier (@sharongracepjs)March 29, 2014
I looked down at my rumpled t-shirt and pajama pants and decided to craft a rebuttal.
Dear Elle Magazine,
Might I offer a more accurate alternative?
A great rebuttal! …novelists might look nice at signings and such, but day to day, sweats/leggings are a must!
Happy Friday! I’m thrilled to have author E.R. Erroyo stop by my blog today to talk about plotting!!
Guest Post for Whimsically Yours
Patrice, thank you so much for inviting me to post on Whimsically Yours on the very special week of my book’s release! The Offering is out and now I’m finally getting to sit back and bask in the glory of publishing my second book. (Secret: It’s not that glorious,…