Category: Writer Life

Progress!

Sorry I’ve been MIA all week, but I just hit THE END on Touched this morning! w00t! Yayayayayayay!!! Also, it’s been one year this week since I first brainstormed the wacky tooth fairy story over on Miss Snark’s blog that turned into 400 pages now known as Hi-Jinxed two title changes, four character tweaks, and…

Challenging Yourself, Win or Lose

I have the (pleasure? horror?) of being snowed in 1,000+ miles away from home, as I flew north this weekend to visit family for the holidays. Internet is sketchy because there’s no wifi (what kind of Neanderthal house is this?!) but I’m scrambling like crazy to finish Touched. Two things about that: Realism vs Procrastination.…

TATTF: A Journey in Karmic Coincidence

Before we begin, don’t forget to add your creative juices to the Renaming “Trevor & the Tooth Fairy” Title Contest–you can win fun prizes! Okay, on with the show… Some of you know this story. For those who do not, here’s the true tale. Once upon a time, there was an author–let’s call her “Erica”–who…

A Friendly Revision Letter + UPDATE

Friends don’t let friends write sucky stories. So, while I’m biding my time before I receive my agent revision letter for TATTF*, my pal Maven Darcy sends me a CP revision letter for the story I wrote immediately before that. I had already subjected Maven Lacey to it months earlier and received revision info from…

At Last: Very Interesting News, Unveiled!

Thank you all for waiting so patiently (*cough* Bill *cough*) for the Very Interesting News. I am pleased mega-thrilled to announce… I now have agent representation! Yay! Squee!!! Agent Lauren Abramo from the Dystel and Goderich Literary Agency will be representing Trevor & the Tooth Fairy! I am so ridiculously excited to be working with…

Conference Series: Networking

Before I begin, thanks to everyone who congratulated me on my triple-final. Also, check out Carrie Ryan’s post on the Manuscript Maven’s blog and win some free autographed Diana Peterfreund books. Last but not least, today is my first ever Romantic Inks post. Check it out, and please leave a comment to let me know…

Conference Series: Workshops & Extras

I’m going to start the morning with a quick squee, just in case you missed last night’s bonus post where I found out I’m a triple-finalist in the TARA contest. OMG! Can you believe it?! squeeeeeeeeee Okay. Now that that’s out of my system (it’s totally not, but whatever) we can continue with our regularly…

Conference Series: Pitching & Promotion

Welcome to the Conference Series Workblog, Day 2. (Link to Day 1) Self-promotion is one of the many possible reasons for attending a writing conference. Although the possibilities are endless, I’m going to discuss three primary tactics to achieve this goal: Pitching, Freebies, and Volunteering. Pitching The first thing I’d like to do is debunk…

Writing Conferences and Good Karma Tuesday

As promised, today is Day One in the workblog series on Writing Conferences. But since it’s Good Karma Tuesday, the first thing I want to do is award some prizes! Good Karma Tuesday winner: Aurora St JamesReciprocal Pimp award: Vicki Lane Speaking of Good Karma, check out my pal Carrie’s blog. She’s giving away free…

Erica Ridley
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