Blog by Laura

Just a small-town editor

Working as a copy editor for a newspaper again feels a lot like reconnecting with an old friend. I’ve worked for dailies, big and small, and there were definitely some perks and attributes I loved about those jobs. Walking through an airport and seeing a front-page I’d edited or a […]

Paddling on…

After a flurry of interest in my novel and many page requests from agents in June and July, August brought about nothing but a flurry of rejection letters. Sigh. I’m starting to think that writers are made from slightly different material than “normal” people. Why else would we subject ourselves […]

Seventeen books for 2017

At the dawn of this new year, I was challenged by my friend and critique partner to participate in an #amreading2017 Instagram challenge. Part of that challenge was to list 17 of our must-read books (either new releases or established favorites) of 2017. Now that we’ve hit July and the […]

T-minus eight days…

  Ever notice how life can be smooth sailing for weeks on end … and then, all of a sudden, it’s really really not? Or how things can be very quiet, writing assignments slow to come in, days are leisurely with lots of time for HGTV-watching and then — BAM! […]

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