on being edited (and what I learned)

courtneysome girls are (your mom), writing

I think I’ll dive into an entry about the editorial process for Some Girls Are while it’s still fresh in mind. I have this problem when it comes to the books I’ve written. If I don’t make note somewhere about how hard they were to write–because they’re all hard to write–I would never believe they gave me any problems at … Read More

catchin’ up

courtneycracked up to be, site, some girls are (your mom)

Wow! I know, I know. What else can I say. 5:30 am Monday morning, I sent off the latest (final? Fingers crossed!) round of revisions for Some Girls Are to my incredible editor and now I wait. It was a good round–my most favourite yet–but I am not even going to attempt a blog entry about the revision process until … Read More

the revision process

courtneysome girls are (your mom), writing

And so it begins again. That’s right: revisions! I’m cautiously optimistic that this will be the round that brings Some Girls together. THIS is IT. And I have to say my editor’s notes could pass as frameable art, guys. In a museum. I really love the way she thinks. She is genius at what she does and I adore working … Read More

on book titles

courtneybooks, some girls are (your mom), writing

I get meaningful spam subject lines in my inbox sometimes. Recent favourites include, but are not limited to: I miss you, come home Mad of your silence Remember 3rd grade? Where were you? Executioners as they Repair the past I almost think they could make fantastic book titles. Almost. Maybe with some slight modifications. I MISS YOU, COME HOME. MAD … Read More

just dance

courtneymusic, some girls are (your mom)

So I got my second editorial letter for Some Girls Are last week and I’m on a considerably tighter deadline than before. And now you know what killed my return to regular blogging! I am on such a tight deadline, you guys, I technically don’t even have time to write this entry to tell you that but since I spent … Read More

book list lust

courtneybooks, some girls are (your mom), young adult lit

Yesterday, I got an email from my editor that included these two words: “cover meeting.” OH, HOW MY HEART PITTER-PATTERED. I don’t think I’ll be seeing a cover for Some Girls Are like, tomorrow, or anything but I’ve flicked the cover-anticipation switch AWN. Eee. FYI, I updated my Novels page. It now includes a master list of reviews and interviews … Read More

aah it’s an entry

courtneycracked up to be, some girls are (your mom)

Hi, guys! That gif has nothing to do with anything. I’ve just been waiting forever to use it since I ganked it from a comment thread on ohnotheydidnt. Incidentally, that is the part of the movie I laughed REALLY LOUDLY at in the theatre that no one else did. I still don’t understand what’s not funny about Bella falling down. … Read More

let it snow

courtneybooks, cracked up to be, some girls are (your mom)

I know, I know. Bad blogger. In case the lack of my DEADLINE = PWNED post didn’t tip you off, I did not actually pwn my deadline and now I have a whole new deadline to pwn! Since my last post, news has quietly and softly been accumulating, much like the snow outside my window. Here goes: My latest guestblog … Read More