(the official) NORTHWEST BLOG TOUR in which writers answer four questions and then post those answers to their blog What am I working on? So many things! Last week I finished a young adult novel, The 5 ½ Senses of Sophie LaVelle, based on the Tarot cards, a family curse and the 19th century secret … More The Northwest Blog Tour
Mimi asked how I find time to write a blog, and I said I only write about once a month so that hardly counts. It’s spring break, and I’m writing my never-ending YA adult Tarot card novel, which is so difficult because it’s all plot driven and figuring things out. Someone once wrote that I … More Plot is My Enemy
I’m on page 82 of my revision, but I’m not in the mood of the novel. Sometimes I can listen to music and get in a mood that way. Frieda decides to run away from home. What song would it be? On the radio this morning an actor described making a film about the rape … More and then she winked
I knew someone who couldn’t finish writing his book because he had fallen in love with his protagonist. Sometimes I fall in love with my made- up guys even though they hardly say anything and in real life I like men who can talk. I finally figured out the plot for my book, The 5 … More the plot
I’ve begun my young adult novel yet again. How many ways can I write the same story? It was going to be my simple story, the one I wrote quickly, for fun. Oh, and my agent thought it would sell. Let’s be honest. The first version was disturbingly similar to the movie, The Sixth Sense. … More Three Queens
Maybe my last post was a little disingenuous, considering the fact that I’ve just finished writing a young adult novel.
At a reading a man asked why I don’t write YA books and I said that I couldn’t because kids scrutinize you and I wasn’t up to it. Which was so phony. I had read that someplace. Really I didn’t know what to say. I was vaguely aware that he was being sarcastic, and … More why aren’t you someone else?
> I’m writing the end of a Young Adut novel, a ghost/mystery/Tarot story. A break from my regular writing. Fun! I’m sitting on my red couch in front of a big window. Every now and then, I google Gaza, to try to find out what’s happening. Musee des Beaux Arts ~W.H. Auden About suffering they … More >Gaza on a Sunday
I decide that I want my protagonist’s wrapping paper to be designed with some detail from the Fool card in the Tarot. I google Fool card and get an image of the card. I mess around with the image, trying to make the little circles on the fool’s shirt bigger. They would make a good … More >the deadline
My day job is at an elementary school library. I say I’m a librarian because functionally that’s what I am, but I’m not a real, honest- to- God librarian with a degree in library science. The schools don’t hire librarians like that because then they’d have to pay them a regular, middle-class wage. I read … More >The Self Absorbed Writer