About Me

I've been writing "seriously" since the age of 15 (though I wrote a pretty excellent story about an abused unicorn with my sister when I was younger).
not my unicorn

My first real novel was pretty much a disaster, though it took me a while to realize it. It was about 80,000 words and 5 years too late to the chick lit market. I made all the mistakes a rookie could make, including going through the whole query process with a piece of work that really didn't deserve the light of day. I also spent a lot of time on the gem inkpop.com with it. I got about three partials and spent almost a year querying before I finally put it in the "practice" graveyard for good.

After that, I moved on to three more YA novels, one that has a rough draft complete and two that are barely started. I also started dabbling in historical romance, which I found out I really like (who know Harlequin didn't have to be a dirty word or something for your grandma?)

Outside of my novel writing, I do a lot of journalism and a bit of playwrighting. 

I really love the publishing industry, so I decided why not join the discourse going on in the blogosphere. My other loves in life include Starkid, Doctor Who, Arrested Development, Russia, and learning.

And this is how I feel about followers of my blog!