Tag: Writing

  • Ready. Set. WRITE! 2014 Week One

    by: Jessica Leake/ 8

      I was invited to participate in Ready. Set. Write! by my CP and best friend Mandie, which makes sense since we've already been checking in with each other on our ...

  • Riding during the Edwardian Era

    by: Jessica Leake/ 3

      Horses and riding play big parts both in the lives of those who lived in the Edwardian Era and the lives of my characters in Arcana. I always include horses ...

  • The Edwardian Era: The Last Era of Excess

    by: Jessica Leake/ 3

        With Arcana due out in only 6 months (a blink of the eye in publishing time!), I thought it might be interesting to do a series of blog posts on ...

  • Arcana Cover Reveal

    by: Jessica Leake/ 3

    I am SO excited to be able to share the final cover for ARCANA! I absolutely love it--the colors, the ethereal quality of it, the way the designer played up ...

  • Sometimes the Road to Publishing Is Long…And That’s Okay

    by: Jessica Leake/ 6

      Last Christmas, I got one of the best presents EVER: a fabulous agent (full story here) . And this Christmas, I got yet another awesome present: an offer from Skyhorse ...

  • Staying in the Moment

    by: Jessica Leake/ 6

    There is nothing like the anxiety and obsessiveness of a writer. Whether we're querying, participating in a writing contest, or on submission, the amount of time spent checking our phones ...

  • The Whole Story

    by: Jessica Leake/ 6

    Yesterday I posted how I got my agent, but of course that isn't the whole story! I went through several years of rejections until I got to this point, and ...

  • How I Got My Agent (!!!:D)

    by: Jessica Leake/ 6

    *Disclaimer: There's excessive use of capitalization and exclamation points in this post, but it's not even CLOSE to how bad it would be if I wrote this a month ago!!   *Off-topic ...

  • TV Show Obsession (one of them)

    by: Jessica Leake/ 0

    I'm not sure if it's just me, but there are some bizarre similarities between ABC's Shark Tank and the querying process. My husband and I watch it just about every Friday ...

  • The First Post Is the Hardest…

    by: Jessica Leake/ 2

    So after spending an obscene amount of time trying to launch this website (I didn't know I was so internetz-challenged!!) and searching for a template I liked (still looking...), I ...