taking no for an answer
the first draft
the other life
November 27, 2015
Erin Leigh Crisp
Hubby walks in. He says "Let's go camping."
So we go. We don't plan. We don't worry. We just pack the clean clothes and load the trunk with firewood. And we go. Sometimes it's the act of getting away that frees you from the burden of reality.
And it is just what we nee...
November 9, 2015
Our last pastor always said that God has special grace for his children. There is baby-birthing grace. And dying-day grace. There is parenting-teenagers grace. Losing-your-job grace. No-money grace. The-roof-is-leaking-again grace.
You name it. God has enough grace fo...
November 4, 2015
Every writer has those days. The days that are not for writing.
You set aside the time. You might even leave the house. You put on your favorite music. You go through your routine. . . and it just doesn't come.
So you start typing. Anything. Everything that pops into...
November 2, 2015
I emailed my baby (I mean, manuscript) today. I emailed it to a literary agent. Not my mother. Not my best friend. Not even a proofreader.
I actually emailed it to a real live literary agent. Shoot me now.
Somehow this is so much harder than simply uploading...
October 26, 2015
(It is totally okay if the lyrics to that song just popped into your head. I'm humming it while I type.)
In seven days I will email my first full manuscript to a literary agent who is interested in it. November first. It is a self-imposed deadline, but a deadline none...
October 6, 2015
I have written fifteen novels. (gasp)
I sat down today and counted them all.
And that doesn't count all the stories I've outlined or written a few chapters of.
Fifteen is a lot.
Now, four of them are in terrible shape because I wrote them before I knew what I was doin...
October 3, 2015
I'm not really a beach person. I never have been. I grew up an hour from the gulf coast and can count the number of times I went during the summer on one hand. Minus one finger.
I never liked sand. Or sun. Or heat. Or saltwater. I certainly am not a fan of crowds, dru...