A white keyboard clipart with black keys. Text: It's okay to keep learning.

Sensitivity and Sensibility: Learning and Growing with Representation in Writing

I am a sensitivity/diversity editor, particularly for disability representation in fiction. I am also a flawed human who's writing hasn't been perfect. Still, I'm a person who wants to keep learning and growing. You, too? There's one thing I want to underscore in this post: You are not perfect, but that's okay, as long as …

Continue reading Sensitivity and Sensibility: Learning and Growing with Representation in Writing

ID: Book cover of Nothing Without Us and the Aurora Award Nominee logo

Voting for the 2020 Prix Aurora Awards is now open!

I’m really excited about this year’s ballot because I know many of the nominees. That makes it fun for me because there’s an added level of excitement and anticipation. Also, for the first time ever, I have a work on the ballot! Nothing Without Us is a nominee in the Best Related Work category. Kohenet …

Continue reading Voting for the 2020 Prix Aurora Awards is now open!

ID: Adorable grey and black tabby kitten sleeping on a carpeted stair.

I took a March break for self-care. Here’s what I learned.

SPLAAAAT! That was the sound of my existence two weeks ago. I'd been juggling different assignments and got to the point where my brain went on strike. I literally couldn't make any decisions about work-related things. My mind and body united in a resounding, "NOPE!" By now you all pretty much know I'm a disabled …

Continue reading I took a March break for self-care. Here’s what I learned.

ID: Grey brick wall and light grey table. A sign on the table reads: Hello there 2018 and scattered on the table are the letters that spell "Good times." There's an hourglass to the left of the sign and a heart lamp sculpture to the right.

Hey, wait a sec, 2018 was a great year!

That thing, when you take a moment to reflect on a challenging 12 months, then realize something amazing. While I had to deal with complications from my disability and other tough situations during the last 12 months, other stuff happened as well. Awesome stuff. So, it's with delight that I get to announce that 2018 was …

Continue reading Hey, wait a sec, 2018 was a great year!

I'm done! image

Okay, I’m done. But don’t worry—I’m happy about it.

I just this evening had a BOIIIING moment. I'm done with writing for 2018. And you know what? That's perfectly fine. It's been a great year for me. A Night at the Rabbit Hole was published in the Alice Unbound Beyond Wonderland anthology, and I got to hang with some awesome authors. The Hilltop Gathering will be published …

Continue reading Okay, I’m done. But don’t worry—I’m happy about it.

Sensitivity editing is not censorship—it’s about respect.

This morning my friend tagged me on a post featuring an article about sensitivity readers. Without reading the article, I replied, "Yes! I use sensitivity readers and editors all the time!" Then, I did a bad thing—I read the comments. Ugh. A few people equated this type of editing to censorship and others made some really insulting …

Continue reading Sensitivity editing is not censorship—it’s about respect.

Texting my wip

My manuscript and I need to sneak away together!

I’ve not been writing as much as I’d like these days. It’s not that I don’t want to complete The Stealth Lovers, it’s just that work has been constant these past few months. Not that I’m complaining; I love how my day job involves editing manuscripts. There’s nothing like giving other authors joy when they see …

Continue reading My manuscript and I need to sneak away together!

When to Listen to and When to Ignore Writing Advice

I wrote a thing about a thing on author Louise Allan's Writers in the Attic! This is a topic that means a lot to me as a writer, and I'm so glad Louise let me share my thoughts on this forum, which also has other great authors! (Including my homie, Robin Elizabeth!) by Louise Allan |May 29, 2017 …

Continue reading When to Listen to and When to Ignore Writing Advice