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words that are speaking to me

“But, Erin,” Gabe tapped his finger on his desk to the beat of his words. “If you are trying to make a writing career for yourself, you will get rejected again and again and again and again.” Tap. Tap. Tap. Tap. “you must keep going. You have to learn not to take no for an answer.” — Jennifer Echols, Love Story

another (and another) blog find

Literary Rambles is packed full of great information. Be careful! The author interviews, agent highlights, tips, and general good stuff will pull you in and you’ll lose track of time! Mother. Write. (Repeat.) is worth your time if you are interested in queries (she has “An Agent’s Inbox” contest going on right now). Although I’ve not spent a ton of time on this site (I just found it a few minutes ago), it looks like a place filled with great information and inspiration. Also, I’m collecting this links under the… Read more another (and another) blog find

summer days (soLs)

“If you can spend a perfectly useless afternoon in a perfectly useless manner, you have learned how to live.” — Lyn Yutang This is one of my favorite quotes. Today I need to get it out and dust it off and remember perfectly useless afternoons are an important part of summer too. Our summer is buzzing. Between the five of us, someone is always doing something: golfing, swimming, softball, biking, dancing, video gaming, writing, reading, swinging, photographing, building train systems, cooking, giggling, performing plays, going here, coming from there. It… Read more summer days (soLs)

q & a

I like Q & A posts, so I’m thrilled that after a little over a month I have a handful of questions from the comments for fodder. Thanks for asking. Also, I updated Writing Love with quotes people have left saying something like, “This reminded me of you…” How do you make the images or play with your pictures?I use Photoshop Elements 9.0. Many years ago my parents gave me PSE 5.0 for my birthday. It quit working last year and they gave me the new version. I love this… Read more q & a

i will push SEND (soLs)

Nearly one year ago I began writing a YA fiction story. Something I’ve learned about writing fiction is to avoid back story as much as possible. Right now, though, I’m going to record some of the back story to my writing adventure. After Stacey and I submitted our completed manuscript of Day by Day I felt this need to write. It was like I couldn’t just stop. Stacey wasn’t ready to jump into a new project and my editor kind of chuckled and said, “Let’s finish Day by Day first.”… Read more i will push SEND (soLs)