Let's Talk About Writing
COVID has changed everyone's life. For me, it meant losing most of my performance and teaching income. But it meant gaining two boys remote schooling by my side. That has been an unexpected gift.
Also, pandemia has been my chance to double down on my novel-in-progress. With the gift of time, I treated writing like my new full-time job. And I am thrilled to say, I have finished my rough draft of SCAPEGOAT!
Inspired by true events that made international news, SCAPEGOAT tells an insider’s story of how a prison guard starts on one side of the bars and ends up on the other.
I have 2 beta readers who are plowing through the novel as we speak. (A beta reader is an early reader of your book--a person you want to find your mistakes, inconsistencies, dangling character arcs, plot holes, etc. before you ship it off to a potential agent or publisher.)
I know my agent is out there somewhere for me! In order to find a home for SCAPEGOAT, I will be participating in #Pitmad in a couple of weeks (a Twitter book pitching event,) then querying agents in an effort to find that match.
Here are a couple of my articles from last year:
"I Am a Writer When I am Writing" in Women Writers, Women's Books. This piece was inspired by the concept “Accept being unimportant.” words by Lao Tsu in the Tao te Ching
"Efficient Waiting" in Writer's Digest. This piece extols the virtues of letting a work-in-progress rest to gain objectivity.
What are you working on?