Craft

Why is it So Hard to Write a Second Published Book? Reflections on the Sophomore Slump

There is a common refrain out there, in every corner of the internet, on panels and interviews galore, where authors talk about how hard it is to write their second published book. It’s so common, in fact, that it has a variety of names–the sophomore slump, second book syndrome, the tenth circle of hell, etc… Continue reading Why is it So Hard to Write a Second Published Book? Reflections on the Sophomore Slump

Community · publishing

Publishing Calendar: Month to Month

One of the most confusing things about the publishing industry is its ebb and flow. When you’re new to the cycle of querying agents and going on submission to editors, the entire thing can seem mystifying. Undoubtedly, you’ll be told that some times of year are “better” or “worse” than others for sending out your… Continue reading Publishing Calendar: Month to Month

Feature

How I Got My Book Deal With Christine Lynn Herman

So, as you may or may not have noticed, I announced something this weekend. Something I’d been keeping a secret since August. Something I still can’t talk about without getting a little bit teary eyed, no matter how many people I tell. I’m going to be a published author! https://twitter.com/christineexists/status/926897530914435079 THE DEVOURING GRAY, my debut… Continue reading How I Got My Book Deal With Christine Lynn Herman

Roundtable

Roundtable #8: Unresolved Sexual Tension (UST)

Note: This post is done in a roundtable style where members of Writer’s Block Party discuss a topic together. Moderator/Editor: Christine Lynn Herman Kat: DAYS OF BLOOD & STARLIGHT and DREAMS OF GODS AND MONSTERS with Karou and Akiva. I can’t give spoilers but it’s a “torn apart by war” kind of situation, so while… Continue reading Roundtable #8: Unresolved Sexual Tension (UST)