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Little known fact: I don’t just write words, I also edit them. Last year I decided to supplement my writing income by offering editing services. It was actually kind of a terrifying step to take. What if people don’t like my work? What if no one hires me? What if I make someone cry? But what’s life without risk? Pushing my fears aside, I jumped off the editing cliff and a year later, I’m so happy I did. Over the past 12 months, I’ve built some incredible relationships with clients and read some manuscripts that are so amazing, I’m just honored to be a part of their creation.
Do YOU know anyone that needs an edit? As the school year rapidly approaches (only one week to go for my kids!) I’m anticipating a slightly more generous work schedule. To celebrate, I’m running a promotion offering a $20 credit for every friend you send my way. The coolest part? Credits are cumulative. Refer five friends? That’s $100 off your next edit.
For more information about pricing and what levels of edits I offer, please click over to my editing services page, or navigate straight there by clicking on the below link.
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(This is an update better late than never, guys. After a BIG family move from North Carolina to Charleston, SC I’m finally making it through my endlessly long to-do list.)
Back in May, I attended the Storymakers Conference (my favorite writing conference OF ALL TIME) in Provo, Utah. The past two years I’ve been in charge of the conference so my experience mostly involved problem solving, fire dousing, and drinking large quantities of Cherry Pepsi. But this year? I wasn’t in charge of anything, and oh how lovely it was. I went to classes! I learned! I spent time with my writer friends! I have some really amazing writer friends, so this was absolutely the very best part. How about some photo evidence?
(This is a teeny tiny sampling. I’m terrible at taking pictures.)
I’ve said this oh, so many times, but if you’ve ever had any interest in writing and publishing and you could make it to Provo in the Spring? COME TO STORYMAKERS. It’s a great conference for writers across all different genres, skill levels, and career paths. Start planning now though, because registration (Which I’m in charge of for 2018, so trust me on this one!) WILL sell out, and probably within just a couple of weeks. Check out the website, sign up for updates, follow the conference on Facebook, whatever you need to do to stay in the loop.
After the conference, I attended the 2016 Whitney Awards Gala, where Love at First Note was a finalist in the Contemporary Romance category. And guess what? I won!
It was an honor to be nominated and a joy to win. My acceptance speech was all about my sister, Emily, who, in general, is both my biggest cheerleader and toughest critic (in the best possible way). But for this book? She went above and beyond as my musical consultant and inside source. As a professional musician, she knew just how to teach me the ways of the symphony and pick the best music to reflect Emma and Elliott’s journey. This book was for her, and I’m so glad she was there with me the night it was honored in such a lovely way.