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When you hate a popular book

Recently, I was reading a well-received, critically-acclaimed book. I was excited to pick it up, had had it on my shelf for a while, and couldn’t wait to be In The Know about its greatness. 409 more words


Writers as critics

Before I wrote this post today, I wrote another one which I decided not to publish.  In it, I reviewed a book that I recently read.   698 more words


I could have written that

Yesterday, my husband and I went to a new cupcake bakery that just opened.  I freaking love cupcakes.  I’m addicted to them.  I have had cupcakes from about a dozen bakeries in the LA area, so I consider it fair for me to judge them against each other (Dots has the best cupcakes, by the way).   550 more words


Don't let your mom read your book

For the past week, I’ve been thinking about who my first round of readers should be for my book.  I don’t want to show it to everyone at once because then, after my first set of revisions, I won’t have any fresh eyes to show it to.   444 more words


You'll never meet anyone more self-loathing than a writer

Since I started my blog in November 2011, I’ve been reading a ton of blogs as well.  Mostly, I check out posts tagged with “writing” or “books,” so I obviously read a lot of blogs written by aspiring professional writers like myself. 348 more words


You know you're a writer when...

…you feel sick at the thought of not being a writer.

Tonight, I was thinking of what I’d do with my life if writing does not work out.  513 more words