Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Who's Got The Time?


I'm stretched too thin these days, thinner than ever before though the scale says differently (darn it). I'm cutting back temporarily and going on hiatus from this locale. You can sometimes find me where I live and on Twitter (@sarahlaurenson). There have been rare sightings on Facebook as well.

This past weekend was an awesome SCBWI-L.A. Working Writer's Retreat. As a gift, I've been granted a clear path to begin my writing career on the dark side (edgy YA). And so off I go to write my butt off (but again with no appreciable weight difference, at least not in the negative direction).

I'll be visiting your parts of the blogosphere as I can.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Garlic Synopsis Critique


My The Trouble With Garlic synopsis is up for critique here. Please feel free to shred it. I welcome the blood. :-)

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Vote For Me...


And I'll set you free.

Yeah. Like that'll happen. I just like the song.

And okay. I'm not being original as I've stolen this post from my other blog.

Writtenwyrd's having her 4th bloggaversary flash fiction contest and I entered. Appreciate it if you stop by and vote for your favorites (even if mine isn't one of them). Voting ends this Sunday.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Episodic


I'm working heavily on two projects right now, gearing up for the SCBWI-L.A. Working Writer's Retreat.

Yesterday, I spent many hours taking two episodic manuscripts and squishing them together to create a complete story. It's getting there.

The issues:
The style of each manuscript is different
The focus on each manuscript is different

And yet they do share a strong common bond. Shoving two into one is forcing me to flesh them both out to smooth the transition. Looks like they'll actually reach a respectable book length as a single entity.


On the MG side, I'm plowing through a long rewrite. More than halfway through the manuscript, but the second half requires more work.

Feeling productive this week and that feels really good.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Thursday, April 22, 2010

First 50 Words


Thought I'd stick something light into Miss Snark's First Victim's 50 Words.

My entry

Hopefully I won't make her followers want to throw up this time.

:-)

Friday, April 16, 2010

BIC, BIC, BIC


A little time off to deal with a cracked filling, the resulting infection and two root canals and now I'm ready to write (even though I feel like someone punched me in the face - again).

So it's BIC day today and tomorrow and we'll see how the productivity fares.