Category: on writing

A Journey in Word Counts, part 2

Three years ago — 2011, the year I began querying — I posted my writing journey in word counts. I thought it’d be fun to revisit this now that my first book comes out in less than a month. 2005 – 2010: ~489,000 words A more detailed summary of these writing years in the link 🙂 2011: ~90,000 words This is a rough approximation, … Read More A Journey in Word Counts, part 2

A Chat About Setting

Last night, I hosted our first OneFour Kidlit twitter chat. It was so much fun, and thank you to everyone who showed up! The topic of the evening was setting, and in the course of the hour, there were some brilliant gems of advice that went zooming past in the twitter stream. So I thought it’d be nice to grab a few of those … Read More A Chat About Setting