It’s Salt & Sage Books’ second birthday! Thank you so much for being part of our editing family. We appreciate the energy you all bring to your edits, the intentionality with which you include diversity, and the changes you are making in the world because of who you are.
When my life turns upside-down, my creativity nearly always freezes. My brain puts a halt to everything except what I need for my and my loved ones’ preservation. I quit writing and instead, focus on what matters most to our immediate future—safety, water, food, shelter. (And a supply of chocolate!
The first time you write “the end” on a book is unforgettable. You’ve climbed the mountain, hauled yourself to that summit, and taken some time to appreciate the view. You’ve earned the right to sit in that warm sunlight and bask in the feeling of being on top of the world.
Welcome to week 2 of our Flash Fiction Contest with the theme of GIFT. Read the winning entry for week 1 right here! Here’s how it works: Every Monday we announce that week’s theme Every Saturday we close that week’s contest at midnight PST Each entry must include that week’s theme, and be no more than 200 words in length You must be following Salt & Sage Books on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram in order to be eligible to win Prizes
We received multiple entries for this week’s flash fiction contest. Some of them made us laugh; some of them made us sniffle. But only one of them beat out the competition and made both of our judges agree–this is the best flash fiction on the theme of ice that we received.
What happens when you go to a holiday party and someone asks, “How’s the writing going?” Do you cringe because you’ve been too busy searching online for gifts or hard-to-find ingredients, or decorating ugly sweaters? It can be difficult to find time to write during this season.
Yes. I totally used “NaNoWriMo” as a verb. For the uninitiated, NaNoWriMo is “National Novel Writing Month.” It’s when writers voluntarily torture themselves during the month of November as they attempt to write 50,000 words in thirty days. Did you know that Like Water for Elephants and The Night Circus both began as NaNoWriMo projects?
You’ve finished a book! Congratulations! That is a major accomplishment. Take a moment to celebrate! We’ll even do a victory dance with you. *happy dancing* Now what? For most writers, the logical next step is to find an editor. Here are two questions writers often ask when looking for an editor:
Happy July! Salt and Sage Books editors are writers, too. Many of us are too busy in November to participate in NaNoWriMo, and count on summer to get ahead on our various projects and make verbal hay. If you have a project you’d like to dust off, this week is a great time to start!