Background noise

All writers have strategies for coping with the psychosomatic bane of their existence: writer’s block. For me, writer’s block is usually the product of too much mental chatter. When the signal-to-noise ratio is unfavorable, the characters’ voices can’t come through clearly enough for me to write. Stripping out the interference…

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Self-aggrandizing ego boosts

I have to admit, I let out a squee when I saw my name here on the Lyrical Press blog for November contracts.

“We reviewed 10 cold subs, resulting in 2 revise and resubmit letters, and 1 contract. … Neighborly Affection by MQ Barber, a BDSM/ménage, to editor Penny Barber.”

Technically, the contract made it official, but now it feels official-official. (You can tell I’m a writer by how well I use words, right?)

But I’m so excited that you’ll all get to meet Alice, Henry, and Jay next fall when Neighborly Affection is released.

MQB