Author Archives: Katherine Parker Richmond

Imposter syndrome

If you’re a writer, you’re intimately acquainted with imposter syndrome. If you’re not a writer, you still may have had nightmares about finding yourself in a situation where the people around you figure out you’re not as funny/smart/qualified/talented/(pick-an-adjective) as they … Continue reading

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Sitrep and NaNoWriMo wrap-up

Yep, yep. By writing this post, I’m ruining my chances as a serious contender for world’s least consistent blogger. So be it. December starts tomorrow, which means it’s one month until 2018. My last post was a “happy new year … Continue reading

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Wait…it’s August?!

That’s what happens when I decide to go back to school. Yep, back in February, I casually mentioned to my husband that I’d like to get a job working as a para-educator when our youngest son is in first grade, … Continue reading

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happy 2017

I’ve been busy, notwithstanding my bad habit of neglecting my blog. During the last half of September and the first part of October, I reworked my query letter before plunging into more revisions on the ms for The Door to … Continue reading

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the value of a moment: why i journal

Theodor S. Geisel—better known as Dr. Seuss—once said, “Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment, until it becomes a memory.” In a nutshell, this is why I keep a journal. I first began collecting my thoughts on … Continue reading

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keeping busy while querying

Thanks to a bout of insomnia at 4 a.m., this morning I put the finishing touches on my second text for a picture book (I finished the first one, Gooseberry Pie, last week). The ms for Kaleidoscope Girl is rewrite of … Continue reading

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living the dream

I’m just two and a half weeks into querying, which means I’ve barely begun to experience what all my published friends warn me is at best an incredibly protracted process. Before now, waiting has never been my strong suit. In … Continue reading

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