I used to think it laughable to use this term outside the military. After all, what could be harder than the real bootcamp?


Trying to sell an agent on nothing but 2500 words.

With a query you have the chance to succinctly tell them your 50-word pitch. With a book you have the cover and back matter.


This weekend, I learned I could completely change the first 10 pages with no coffee, very little sleep and only the vaguest of directions…and still survive.

It put the lie to my “I don’t have anything left; I’ve given it all”. And that’s where the rubber meets the road. That’s where I found the will to keep going.


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