“I thought this was what I wanted, but now that I’m here, I don’t know if I can handle it!” I stared in shock at my thirteen-year-old daughter as she broke down the night before her first volleyball practice. Just a week before, we had been celebrating the fact that she made the high school... Continue Reading →
I am not really a mountain woman. I mean, I’ve gone on my fair share of hikes here and there, but when we’re talking about spending time outdoors on a vacation of some sort, I tend to want to leave the valley I live in and head to the coast. To illustrate, let me tell... Continue Reading →
Ready to welcome 2018 with a bang? Here at Sub It Club, we're excited to support you during a whole new year of submissions to agents, editors, and art directors. We know sending your work out can be stressful, so we invented a new game to keep you occupied: Small Steps to Success BINGO.... Continue Reading →
And so, it’s that time of year again. The end is upon us. We are lighting candles, decorating evergreens, and rushing to get our submissions in before publishing offices close for the holidays. And some of us—most of us, even—are looking ahead to the new year. Maybe you didn’t achieve everything you were hoping to... Continue Reading →
"It's the most wonderful time of the year...." It's a time filled with joy and jam-packed with stress. The pressure's on to find that perfect gift, attend party after party, and make merry with family both near and far. If you're a writer querying agents or editors this holiday season, your stress level may be over the top. Fear not! There's hope for maintaining a sense of calm while querying on this holiday season. The trick is to S.T.O.P. Literally.
I’m not much of an actor. I remember liking the idea of acting when I was young. But occasionally an opportunity to be in a classroom skit or presentation would come along, and I would find myself embarrassed and nervously giggling my way through my lines, wondering why the heck I thought it would be... Continue Reading →