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If I knew then what I know now about writing...

...what would my present self go back and tell Past!Faith about writing, publishing, and the process of storytelling?
I've learned a lot over the years. Did you know I wrote the first draft of Cinderella, Necromancer in 2012? Seriously. Yep, there's a lot I'd tell my past self...
To read it all, please head over to Cal's Constant Raving Reviews for the whole story! <--- clicky
Have a wonderful day!

Recent Reads (& Screamy Squees)

Look, I read a lot of books. It's the nature of the job.
And when BookHounds YA asked me what my favorite books were this year, I froze up... because how could I possibly choose?!?!? 
So, I didn't. Instead, I listed the first ten debut novels I've read this year and shouted three word phrases at you about why you should read them (basically, what I loved about them).

How Not to Adapt an Adaptation

One of the common questions I'm asked about Cinderella, Necromancer is why I chose to go dark with the story instead of the light-hearted, somewhat upbeat version that's well-known in pop culture.
Except that the "light-hearted" version we know and love is, in itself, an adaptation. I love Disney as much as anyone (uhh... possibly more...), but that wasn't what I was going for here.
For the full explanation on writing adaptations and returning to the original source, click through to my guest post on Bibliobibuli YA today! <--- clicky
Hope everyone had a great weekend!