mariavicente:

I receive many queries for self-published manuscripts. I’m not sure why this is a trend, or where writers are finding this information, but self-publishing your novel right before querying literary agents isn’t helping your writing career. Did you have success self-publishing your novel (success…

Exactly one year ago yesterday, I had a fairly substantial freak-out moment and nearly decided I would never find a literary agent who loved my work as much as I did. But my good friend, Brenda Drake made me send some queries for my manuscript anyway. Exactly one year ago today, I woke up to two requests for my manuscript. And after spending the day freaking out and double-checking my novel for typos, etc. I sent the manuscript to the requesting agents. Within an hour, my writing career had totally changed. Jessica tweeted this message … and it was about MY BOOK!!! <3 
Moral of the story: Never give up! You never know when one more day will make all the difference.

Exactly one year ago yesterday, I had a fairly substantial freak-out moment and nearly decided I would never find a literary agent who loved my work as much as I did. But my good friend, Brenda Drake made me send some queries for my manuscript anyway.

Exactly one year ago today, I woke up to two requests for my manuscript. And after spending the day freaking out and double-checking my novel for typos, etc. I sent the manuscript to the requesting agents. Within an hour, my writing career had totally changed. Jessica tweeted this message … and it was about MY BOOK!!! <3 

Moral of the story: Never give up! You never know when one more day will make all the difference.

&#8230; How it sometimes feels when you&#8217;re a writer. :)

… How it sometimes feels when you’re a writer. :)

dawnmetcalf:

It’s all a matter of perspective.

dawnmetcalf:

It’s all a matter of perspective.

(via byericacameron)

There’s no need to compare yourself to others. You matter simply because you are YOU!

dailydishonesty:

Daily Dishonesty Giveaway Post #5! Reblog for a chance to win your very own copy of the Daily Dishonesty book!
To Enter: Reblog a Daily Dishonesty Giveaway post from 8/26 to 9/1 from dailydishonesty.com for a chance to win the book. You may reblog each post for up to seven chances. Giveaway open to U.S. residents only. Giveaway ends September 1st, 2014 11:59 PM EST. Limit one book per winner. One winner per post will be chosen at random for a total of seven winners.

dailydishonesty:

Daily Dishonesty Giveaway Post #5! Reblog for a chance to win your very own copy of the Daily Dishonesty book!

To Enter: Reblog a Daily Dishonesty Giveaway post from 8/26 to 9/1 from dailydishonesty.com for a chance to win the book. You may reblog each post for up to seven chances. Giveaway open to U.S. residents only. Giveaway ends September 1st, 2014 11:59 PM EST. Limit one book per winner. One winner per post will be chosen at random for a total of seven winners.

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Amy Trueblood interviewed me this morning for her Writer Odyssey Wednesday feature. :)

moviegifsthatrock:

Dead Poets Society [Peter Weir, 1989]

moviegifsthatrock:

Dead Poets Society [Peter Weir, 1989]

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I used to think the worst thing in life was to end up all alone. It’s not. The worst thing in life is to end up with people who make you feel all alone.

- Robin Williams (1951 - 2014)

(Source: mockingjayy, via almost-cosmic)

bibliogato:

You are irreplaceable. You are unparalleled. You are important, to one person, to a classroom of people, to a single person on the internet. If you are thinking about suicide, even “not seriously”, please, please call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255. 

They saved my life. They can save yours. Depression is an ugly disgusting creature. It lies and tricks and deceives. Flip it the bird. Stand up on your desk. You are worth help. You have so many more things in this world to discover and love. 

I love you. Stay here. I promise the good days make up for the bad. 

(Source: bloodydifficult, via heidischulz)