Little Do We Know & Click'd edits: My worlds collided! I’m finalizing a new draft of Little Do We Know and working on first pass pages for Click'd. My brain hurts! Fun fact: You’re looking at 141,296 words here. (Don’t even ask me how many I’ve thrown out along the way!)
I fell in love with Crazy Aaron’s Thinking Putty when I was writing Every Last Word. One of my therapist friends told me about it. She uses it with all her clients to give them something to do with their hands while they talk. She believes the tactile activity helps them open up. If you’ve
Spending a rainy day in my favorite chair with my WIP, Little Do We Know. I can’t wait for you to meet Emory, Hannah and Luke.
Writing by tree light tonight. I’m working on revisions to my next book. It’s still a secret, but I hope it won’t be much longer, because I can’t wait to tell you guys all about this story! I hope you love these characters as much as I do.
Another big day of revisions called for a little extra inspiration. And Maya’s got my back. “If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.” –Maya Angelou How are you going to be amazing today?
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Uggs and a sweatshirt now required to write outside. Hello, October. #AmWriting #AuthorLife #WritersOfInstagram
This sits on my bookshelf to remind me of the awesome power we all possess. Wishing you many words, fellow writers. Happy #NaNoWriMo!
Every Last Word comes out in ONE WEEK! Today’s teaser: A bit of truth from AJ.
Today’s Every Last Word teaser: Sam on the healing power of writing.
I’m honored to be a guest on Publishers Weekly’s PW KidsCast this week, talking about OCD, poetry, friendship, learning to be brave with my words, and the healing power of writing. Listen online: PW KidsCast Listen on iTunes: KidsCast on iTunes
It’s been another fun and busy week with lots going on in a lot of different areas. Here’s a quick update: ARCs for TIME BETWEEN US are being printed right now, and should be available in March. I’m trying not to think about it because every time I do, I find myself distractedly staring off
Ask anyone who knows me... I move too fast. I always have. I've usually got four things going on simultaneously, and I seem to like it that way because every time I force myself to take less on, I find myself picking up new things. An example: When my kids got older and had longer days in
When I tell people I write novels, I usually get this reaction: head cocked to one side, brow furrowed, they ask, "How do you have time?" It's a fair question. I have two young kids. I have a job I love. And for more than a decade, those two reasons alone helped me ignore that