Waves talk to me

I was sitting on Agrari beach in Mykonos, Greece and my mind became clear. I was struggling with the possibility of an upcoming job opportunity that has absolutely nothing to do with publishing and still pursuing a career in the industry. My traveling companion told me, “You are all over the place, girl!” Upon the […]

Stephen King – my man

Upon writing notes on the new story I’m working on, I thought about my inspiration. Where did I get that fire to write about imaginary things? My brother was into many genres because I read every book in the house (mostly his). Then he suggested a book I would enjoy – Stephen King’s Firestarter. The […]

Nonfiction versus Fiction

I started out in fiction and am thinking of indefinitely branching out to writing non-fiction. Here’s the thing: I have a warm place in my heart for fiction even though I rock the socks off when I compose a non-fiction piece. In my head, anyway. I’ve been looking at low residency MFA programs and have […]

Informational Interview with Production Editor

Friday afternoon, I had a conversation with a production editor at Simon and Schuster. She was pleasant, helpful, and very sweet. I forget that people in publishing can be nice despite the competitive and cutthroat nature of the business. I asked her about her journey to her current position which started after her college degree […]

MFA submission

It’s May and I have no idea what I’m going to submit for my applications!! I have the beginning of my NaNoWriMo novel, a story I wrote in my creative writing class during college, and also something memoir like from my recent class. I have no idea which one to work on because I’ve been […]

Last Copyediting Class

Monday night, our instructor went over the homework assignment which was primarily about subject and verb agreements. I had to look up what the subject for a sentence was because I hadn’t studied this since junior high school. Upon reviewing the homework, I did well – better than I expected. Where I was lacking was […]

Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret

Author: Judy Blume

Published by: Random House (1970)

Margaret Ann Simon is eleven going to twelve. Brought up on the Upper West Side, moving to the suburbs of New Jersey was new to her. She meets Nancy Wheeler, the girl who is dying to be grown up and becomes part of the PTS’s – The Pre-teen Sensations along with Gretchen and Janie. The girls have meetings once a week to discuss boys, school, and getting their period. Throughout this time, Margaret talks to God sometimes and is questioning her faith. Not being brought up with any religious affiliation has her questioning and researching. At the end, we see her finally becoming a “woman” and talking to God. Continue reading “Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret”