Kelly Lynn Colby Blog

Writing Ruins Reading

Are you telling me the teenage empath can’t tell how the other teenager feels about her? Um, no. The boy’s entire family blows up and he shows no emotion. The perspective is first person,...

Query Away

My first query letter has been sent. It took me hours to construct as I continuously consulted Query Shark to see if I was making any huge blunders. If you have not visited Query...

Pitching, a First Time

I am no longer a pitch virgin. On Saturday at the Houston Writers Guild April Conference, I had my first experience with a professional agent. And it was good. When I registered for the...

That’s What She Said

As I approach revising my second novel, I’m eager to be efficient as well as thorough. I have high hopes for this story and I want to make sure my writing brings out the...

Writing is a Business

I took Friday off. It was grand. I binge watched Louie CK’s show on Netflix. I highly recommend using your vacation days, even if it’s one day for no reason, except that you need...

The Not Blog Week

I have been playing Solitaire on my computer for an hour. I’m supposed to be writing this blog. But I’m out, drained, empty. The last six weeks have been nonstop, filled with a Cadette...