When I get really deep, insightful editorial feedback

When I get really deep, insightful editorial feedback that I can see will make my #manuscript even stronger and more gripping, I get excited to edit. That’s what I got from my fab agent Jennifer Wills at Seymour. She has such a great eye for story! (beaming) I have been editing crazily since Friday!  #amediting #amwriting #writing #writinglife #editing #literaryagent #JenniferWills #seymouragency
#cherylrainfield #YAwriter #LGBTQwriter #booknerd #bookworm #ireadYA #survivor #feminist

that I can see will make my #manuscript even stronger and more gripping, I get excited to edit. That’s what I got from my fab agent Jennifer Wills at Seymour. She has such a great eye for story! (beaming) I have been editing crazily since Friday!

#amediting #amwriting #writing #writinglife #editing #literaryagent #JenniferWills #seymouragency

cherylrainfield #YAwriter #LGBTQwriter #booknerd #bookworm #ireadYA #survivor #feminist

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When I really love a book

When I really love a book and it is a hard copy I put a sticky note next to passages that move me, speak to me, or I love how they’re written. It’s reading mostly as a reader and some as a writer. It helps me notice it more. If it’s a great book, the pages end up looking like multi-colored hair like my copy of CROWN OF FEATHERS by Nicki Pau Preto. (grinning) Can you tell I loved it?

Sometimes I’ll remove the sticky notes later, and sometimes I leave them and see if the same passages resonate next time around.

I guess this is a readerly and writerly quirk of mine. Anyone else do this?

Side note: if you want to be a writer you need to read!

#readingasawriter #loveofreading #crownoffeathers #nickipaupreto #YAlit #yafantasy #bookrecs #bookrecommendations #bookstagram
#cherylrainfield #YAwriter #LGBTQwriter #booknerd #bookworm #ireadYA #survivor #feminist

and it is a hard copy I put a sticky note next to passages that move me, speak to me, or I love how they’re written. It’s reading mostly as a reader and some as a writer. It helps me notice it more. If it’s a great book, the pages end up looking like multi-colored hair like my copy of CROWN OF FEATHERS by Nicki Pau Preto. (grinning) Can you tell I loved it?

Sometimes I’ll remove the sticky notes later, and sometimes I leave them and see if the same passages resonate next time around.

I guess this is a readerly and writerly quirk of mine. Anyone else do this?

Side note: if you want to be a writer you need to read!

readingasawriter #loveofreading #crownoffeathers #nickipaupreto #YAlit #yafantasy #bookrecs #bookrecommendations #bookstagram

cherylrainfield #YAwriter #LGBTQwriter #booknerd #bookworm #ireadYA #survivor #feminist

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My #Uppercase box arrived with all sorts of goodies!

My #Uppercase box arrived with all sorts of goodies! A signed copy of #yafantasy WICKED SAINTS by Emily A Duncan; a related enamel pin; a Harry Potter wallet, and a gorgeous watercolour bookmark. And as always the bookmark with codes where you get extra material relating to the book. I love books AND bookish things so this is such a treat – all from my reader and friend Lynn Postlewait! Thank you Lynn! (beaming) 
#Uppercasebox #wickedsaints #emilyaduncan #harrypotter #bookmarks #bookishgifts #bookswag #bookishbox
#cherylrainfield #YAwriter #LGBTQwriter #booknerd #bookworm #ireadYA #survivor #feminist #YAlit #YAbooks

A signed copy of #yafantasy WICKED SAINTS by Emily A Duncan; a related enamel pin; a Harry Potter wallet, and a gorgeous watercolour bookmark. And as always the bookmark with codes where you get extra material relating to the book. I love books AND bookish things so this is such a treat – all from my reader and friend Lynn Postlewait! Thank you Lynn! (beaming)

Uppercasebox #wickedsaints #emilyaduncan #harrypotter #bookmarks #bookishgifts #bookswag #bookishbox

cherylrainfield #YAwriter #LGBTQwriter #booknerd #bookworm #ireadYA #survivor #feminist #YAlit #YAbooks

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Jean, who is my therapist and like a mom to me, is also a talented artist.

Jean, who is my therapist and like a mom to me, is also a talented artist. This is one of her pencil crayon pieces. She just created an Instagram account; I hope you will check it out and give her a like and a  follow if you like it.

Via  @_jean_rankin_ –  Pencil crayon abstract vision #jeansdreams #MountainArts #hamont #jeanrankin #hamontartist #artistsofinstagram #illustratorsofinstagram #pencilcrayondrawings #pencilcrayon

This is one of her pencil crayon pieces. She just created an Instagram account; I hope you will check it out and give her a like and a follow if you like it.

Via @jean_rankin – Pencil crayon abstract vision #jeansdreams #MountainArts #hamont #jeanrankin #hamontartist #artistsofinstagram #illustratorsofinstagram #pencilcrayondrawings #pencilcrayon

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I am delighted that STAINED is featured in a Wiki video: 12 Compelling Young Adult Thrillers.

I am delighted that STAINED is featured in a Wiki video: 12 Compelling Young Adult Thrillers. (beaming) It is timely since Sarah in STAINED is raped by her captor and must find a way to save herself, just as I did – and this is #SAAM Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Survivors are strong. 
You can see the video with 12 YA thrillers at https://wiki.ezvid.com/m/12-compelling-young-adult-thrillers-n3abSt2GDGfZL

#YAthriller #YAbooks #yabookrecommendations #bookrecs #bookrecommendations
#stained #abduction #rape  #sexualassault #MeToo #csa
#cherylrainfield #YAwriter #LGBTQwriter #booknerd #bookworm #ireadYA #survivor #feminist #YAlit

(beaming) It is timely since Sarah in STAINED is raped by her captor and must find a way to save herself, just as I did – and this is #SAAM Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Survivors are strong.
You can see the video with 12 YA thrillers at https://wiki.ezvid.com/m/12-compelling-young-adult-thrillers-n3abSt2GDGfZL

YAthriller #YAbooks #yabookrecommendations #bookrecs #bookrecommendations

stained #abduction #rape #sexualassault #MeToo #csa

cherylrainfield #YAwriter #LGBTQwriter #booknerd #bookworm #ireadYA #survivor #feminist #YAlit

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Tonight I celebrated signing with Jennifer Wills, a literary agent who I’m excited about, with two of my neighbours

Tonight I celebrated signing with Jennifer Wills, a literary agent who I’m excited about, with two of my neighbours – and Petal, of course. We ate good vegetarian and gluten-free food, talked and laughed, and played games including Oxfurd Bluff, a word game, which we all enjoyed. I am grateful for good neighbours and for bits of fun, for getting an agent I’m excited about, for the friends who are my chosen family who have always believed in me, for being published and my books reaching readers, and for Petal, and Willow before her.

#friendsarefamily #chosenfamily #goodneighbours #wordgames #writinglife
#cherylrainfield #YAwriter #LGBTQwriter #booknerd #bookworm #ireadYA #survivor #feminist
#petalrainfield #chinesecrested #hairyhairless #dogstagram #ilovemydog #ilovemychinesecresteddog #dogmom
  • and Petal, of course. We ate good vegetarian and gluten-free food, talked and laughed, and played games including Oxfurd Bluff, a word game, which we all enjoyed. I am grateful for good neighbours and for bits of fun, for getting an agent I’m excited about, for the friends who are my chosen family who have always believed in me, for being published and my books reaching readers, and for Petal, and Willow before her.

friendsarefamily #chosenfamily #goodneighbours #wordgames #writinglife

cherylrainfield #YAwriter #LGBTQwriter #booknerd #bookworm #ireadYA #survivor #feminist

petalrainfield #chinesecrested #hairyhairless #dogstagram #ilovemydog #ilovemychinesecresteddog #dogmom

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This How To Be An Artist poster by SARK is one of my very favorites from her.

This How To Be An Artist poster by SARK is one of my very favorites from her. It is so playful, creative, affirming, and joyful, a reminder to keep being playful and curious and open. I think SARK has a lot of wisdom and her books and prints can be very helpful for all of us, especially creatives, sensitive people, and people who are playful.  I’m posting this for @elizabeth_sagan because she asked what that post positive affirmation poster behind me is, that is so often in my photos. (grinning)

#sark #howtobeanartist #playful #creative #creative #creativemind #writers

It is so playful, creative, affirming, and joyful, a reminder to keep being playful and curious and open. I think SARK has a lot of wisdom and her books and prints can be very helpful for all of us, especially creatives, sensitive people, and people who are playful. I’m posting this for @elizabeth_sagan because she asked what that post positive affirmation poster behind me is, that is so often in my photos. (grinning)

sark #howtobeanartist #playful #creative #creative #creativemind #writers

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I just got the sweetest #bookish gift from reader & friend Lynn Postlewait

I just got the sweetest #bookish gift from reader & friend Lynn Postlewait – this T that says: Between The Pages of a Book Is a Lovely Place To Be! I heartily agree. I love bookish & #writerly things!

It was such  good timing, too. Yesterday I had a really rough day, harder than I’ve had in a while, severe depression and despair that periodically comes up from trauma and exhaustion and worry. Today’s been better but I’m still struggling with depression.

But tonight I am going to celebrate with two neighbors on my getting a literary agent who I’m really excited about (who is also excited about me and my work), and this bookish t-shirt is perfect for that. It also helps lift my spirits. We all need to know that we are cared about. I hope you know that you are. And we all need to know that things will get better. Sometimes we just need little reminders of that. Today this is mine.

#friendsarefamily #bookshirt #readershirt #writershirt #bookishgifts #readergifts #writergifts
#cherylrainfield #YAwriter #LGBTQwriter #booknerd #bookworm #ireadYA #survivor #feminist
  • this T that says: Between The Pages of a Book Is a Lovely Place To Be! I heartily agree. I love bookish & #writerly things! It was such good timing, too. Yesterday I had a really rough day, harder than I’ve had in a while, severe depression and despair that periodically comes up from trauma and exhaustion and worry. Today’s been better but I’m still struggling with depression.
  • But tonight I am going to celebrate with two neighbors on my getting a literary agent who I’m really excited about (who is also excited about me and my work), and this bookish t-shirt is perfect for that. It also helps lift my spirits. We all need to know that we are cared about. I hope you know that you are. And we all need to know that things will get better. Sometimes we just need little reminders of that. Today this is mine.
  • #friendsarefamily #bookshirt #readershirt #writershirt #bookishgifts #readergifts #writergifts #cherylrainfield #YAwriter #LGBTQwriter #booknerd #bookworm #ireadYA #survivor #feminist

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Petal loves when Corey Doran, our postal worker, delivers the mail

Petal loves when Corey Doran, our postal worker, delivers the mail because whenever Corey can she takes a moment to rub Petal’s head and say hi to her. Petal loves Corey so much she now whimpers when she sees her until Corey pats her, and leans her head right back, almost upside down, to keep getting patted! Corey is thoughtful and kind. I’m so glad she is our mail carrier.

#canadapost #friendlymailcarrier #postalworker
#petalrainfield #chinesecrested #hairyhairless #dogstagram #ilovemydog #ilovemychinesecresteddog #dogmom
#cherylrainfield #YAwriter #LGBTQwriter #booknerd #bookworm #ireadYA #survivor #feminist

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because whenever Corey can she takes a moment to rub Petal’s head and say hi to her. Petal loves Corey so much she now whimpers when she sees her until Corey pats her, and leans her head right back, almost upside down, to keep getting patted! Corey is thoughtful and kind. I’m so glad she is our mail carrier.

canadapost #friendlymailcarrier #postalworker

petalrainfield #chinesecrested #hairyhairless #dogstagram #ilovemydog #ilovemychinesecresteddog #dogmom

cherylrainfield #YAwriter #LGBTQwriter #booknerd #bookworm #ireadYA #survivor #feminist

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The top books challenged in 2018 were targeted especially for #LGBTQIA content & dealing with painful issues such as teen suicide. (sighing)

The top books challenged in 2018 were targeted especially for #LGBTQIA content & dealing with painful issues such as teen suicide. (sighing) The top challenged books include GEORGE by Alex Gino (transgender); A DAY IN THE LIFE OF MARLON BUNDO by Jill Twiss (LGBTQIA); THE HATE U GIVE by Angie Thomas (anti-cop, profanity, drug use – but I think the real reason is racism); THIRTEEN REASONS WHY by Jay Asher (teen suicide), THE ABSOLUTELY TRUE DIARY OF A PART-TIME INDIAN by Sherman Alexie; DRAMA by Raina Telgemeir (LGBTQIA); THIS DAY IN JUNE by Gayle E Pitman (LGBTQIA); TWO BOYS KISSING by David Levithan (LGBTQIA). As always – don’t like a book? Don’t read it. But don’t prevent others who may need it, who might heal from it, from reading it.

Article from SLJ: https://bit.ly/2GaoK4N 
#BannedBooks #Bookchallenges
#lgbtqia #lgbtqiabooks #yalgbtbooks #yalgbtq #YAlit #kidlit 
#cherylrainfield #YAwriter #LGBTQwriter #booknerd #bookworm #ireadYA #survivor #feminist

The top challenged books include GEORGE by Alex Gino (transgender); A DAY IN THE LIFE OF MARLON BUNDO by Jill Twiss (LGBTQIA); THE HATE U GIVE by Angie Thomas (anti-cop, profanity, drug use – but I think the real reason is racism); THIRTEEN REASONS WHY by Jay Asher (teen suicide), THE ABSOLUTELY TRUE DIARY OF A PART-TIME INDIAN by Sherman Alexie; DRAMA by Raina Telgemeir (LGBTQIA); THIS DAY IN JUNE by Gayle E Pitman (LGBTQIA); TWO BOYS KISSING by David Levithan (LGBTQIA).

As always – don’t like a book? Don’t read it. But don’t prevent others who may need it, who might heal from it, from reading it. Article from SLJ: https://bit.ly/2GaoK4N

#BannedBooks #Bookchallenges #lgbtqia #lgbtqiabooks #yalgbtbooks #yalgbtq #YAlit #kidlit #cherylrainfield #YAwriter #LGBTQwriter #booknerd #bookworm #ireadYA #survivor #feminist

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