Wednesday, March 30, 2016


I came across an excellent podcast on literary editing the other day -- yes, even more helpful than Khloe Kardashian's wise musings. It's from the people behind the Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) who are running that massive conference in LA right now. Like RIGHT NOW. My friend Alana is there and I am so very sad that I can't be too. (Alana you better bring me back like a tote bag or a pencil or something...)

Featuring an impressive panel of editors and the writers who love them (but may have hated them at the time), the podcast is a helpful heads-up for first-time authors who are as clueless as I was going into the publishing house substantive editing process. (Which is a marvellous, mind-expanding, exhausting, wildly educative process, btw.) Check it out here.

I'm super multimedia these days, no?

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Book Kediting

I finished my manuscript edit today! To celebrate, I ate my feelings and sobbed on the floor to the new Pete Yorn album! 

I was going to write a thoughtful blog post about my experience editing this novel, but then I watched a bunch of reality TV and realized that Khloe Kardashian had pretty much summed it up... 

If you can't see this video on your mobile device, try this link instead.

You can buy Khloe's book here! (Please don't sue me.)

Thursday, March 3, 2016

The sweat.

The failure.

The posture.

The pain.

The doubt.

The love.

The faith.

The snacks.

The Starbucks.

The tat.

The cups.

The company.

The happiness.

The snacks!!

The pain.

The sweat.

The cover.