New York Restaurant Week is twice-annual, when many restaurants have specific discounted prix-fixed menus. This time around, it goes from July 20th to August 4th and, being a little inspired by Michelle Tran's restaurant posts, I decided to take pictures of my meal.My best friends Nali and Jessi and I went to Lafayette, a French … Continue reading Restaurant Week NYC: Lafayette
This week, I hit a wall while writing my novel. I've been having problems with Sagging Middle-itis and I was up to a transitional part where Victoria, in 1895, is about to embark on something and...I just couldn't move forward with it.I know where this story is going, but it's not getting there--it's just useless … Continue reading How To Write Contemporary
Guys, we have a very special guest blogger today--the woman who corrected my grammar and comma splices in Pearl, acquiring editor and freelance editor extraordinaire, Jess d'Arbonne! Jess agreed to write a post explaining those mysterious creatures of the publishing world: editors.What Editors Wish You KnewWhen my author friend asked me to write a post … Continue reading Guest Post: What Editors Wish You Knew
Once upon a time, in a not-very-exotic land called Queens, there was a short, shy-to-the-point-of-stupefication young nerd who realized that she liked stories. Loved them, in fact. Absorbed them quickly.At age nine, influenced by her best friend who was a brilliant storyteller and the books she loved so much already, the girl decided to try … Continue reading Happy 1 month, Pearl!
So. . . I don't know what's going on, but it's like the dam broke and all of a sudden, I'm just typing like it's NaNo at the Vic/Nic story. Which is great! I'm not going to question it. But I realized something today: 1. I'm in love with The Remains of the Day, which is … Continue reading An Excerpt from Chapter 19