Meagan Lucas

2018 Reading Challenge

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I love books. More than almost anything else, actually. More than wine, more than coffee, I could learn to live without ice cream, cardigans, and houseplants – but not books. Before I was a writer, I was a reader, my nose in Ramona, Nancy Drew and Anne with an E, since before I can remember. I still consider myself a reader first – both because reading is always enjoyable, (while writing not so much,) and because writers have to be readers in order to be any good at what we…read more

2018 In Numbers

Posted by in Stuff About Writing

It seems quite common for writers to list some ‘end of year’ stats on social media. I think maybe I’m too verbose for that. Numbers aren’t really enough. They don’t tell the whole story. I need space to expand and explain – rationalize? Justify, maybe?  Anyway – below are some figures that I use to gauge my progress from one year to another. I’m also hoping by putting them here, on my blog, that I’m not contributing to this sense of comparison and competition that people tend to fall into…read more

the girl with the books…

Posted by in Navel Gazing and Other Hysterics

It has been a long time, Friends. I’m sorry about that. Life happened, and well, blogging fell down to the bottom of my priority list. Exciting things have happened though: – I published 2 stories “A Crisis Of” and “Getting Past the Gate.” You can follow these links to read them and I hope that you do. You know I always love to hear your thoughts, so please feel free to send me a comment or a note if either of them speak to you. – I started tweeting! You…read more

I Failed…

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I’ve shared my goal to get 100 rejections last year before. Well, I failed. In 2017, I received 76 rejections. 76 painful “no’s.” Some of them were terrible – one journal asked me to revise the ending of a story to fill it out – I didn’t want to, but I did – they still didn’t take it. (I can’t even tell you how frustrating this is.)   Others were kind, and encouraging:   And then, loads of them were just generic “nope.” However, I still feel pretty good about…read more

2017 Reading Challenge

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I love reading. Possibly, it seems a little silly that every year one of my New Year’s Resolutions is to read more. But.. as you know… I want to be a writer, and according to Stephen King, one of the biggest rules for writers is to read – constantly and voraciously. According to Mr. King, if you don’t have time to read, you don’t have time – or the tools, to write, and I completely agree. (It of course helps that he is telling me that I HAVE to do…read more