Monica is a Women’s Fiction writer, mom to two boys, shameless Carolina fan, and voracious reader. After 13 years in public and media relations, she traded in press releases for the imaginary lives of her characters. When she’s not at the computer, you can find her on a local walking trail, playing games with her family, or enjoying a good book on her front porch swing.
This morning I reached the end of the verbal vomit brain dump that is this current work in progress rough draft. There is light at the end of this very long, often uphill, tunnel. The light at the end of the tunnel is just the light of an oncoming train. Robert Lowell Yes. The lightContinue reading “The Light at the End of the Rough Draft Tunnel”
Back in January, I started work on a brand new manuscript. I took out my calendar and counted the available days between January and May, excluding weekends and my kids’ school breaks (they attend year round school so every nine weeks they have a three week break – there would be one in late February/earlyContinue reading “Reconnecting With Your Writer’s Muse During a Global Pandemic”
After finishing the final round of edits on my manuscript a few months ago, I embarked on a measured approach to querying which resulted in an initial positive flurry of full manuscript requests (YAY!). The only downside is the subsequent and necessary waiting (BOO!). No problem, I thought. I know this is the approach IContinue reading “Filling the Creative Well”