25 February 2009

Tweet Liberty

Greetings, peeps. It's your friendly neighborhood birdbrain here, reporting from my perch in Providence, aka the Renaissance City, aka that funky little stop between Boston and New York.

In this new year, with so much Change in the air, I've been casting an editorial eye over my own life, and I'm eager to make some revisions. For too long, I've prided myself on staying grounded, on following the flock, on not ruffling any feathers. So, you know what? 

It's time for me to fly.

As part of my flight plan, I'm spreading my wings and focusing a bit more on my own writing. Just as our trusty flight attendants advise us to put on our own oxygen masks before tending to our loved ones, I've been taking some deep breaths of creative air, and I've never felt more inspired or energized — and in turn, more able and eager to offer a creative hand to others.

To that end, I've launched my own business, Bluebird Works, where I'm happy to offer freelance editorial and writing services to authors, agents, and publishers. If you haven't already, I hope you'll check out my website. Is there a way we could work together? I hope so. I look forward to more great collaborations with old friends, and making some exciting new connections.

Also, I'm happy to say that I'll be devoting some of my time to teaching, something I've wanted to do for years. As many of you know, I love nurturing new talent, I love talking about the writing process, and I love helping authors to develop and improve their stories; I think teaching will be a productive, satisfying way for me to channel those passions. I'll be sure to post here when my news is official.

Well, that's it from me, for now. Thanks for stopping by; I hope you'll check in now and then to see what I'm up to, and let me know how you're doing. I plan on posting here at least once a week, about whatever seems pertinent or interesting or funny in my life or in the world. Until then...straighten up and fly right!

Tweet regards,
K : )


  1. I'm glad you're back blogging - writers need purposeful procrastination- thanks for providing another place for me to go.
    See, you're providing a service already : )

  2. Yay! Yay! I LOVE IT and I wish I had things to send you RIGHT NOW.


  3. Thanks, friends! Looking forward to providing authors with weekly procrastinatory (yes, I think I just made up that word) material — and Jen, I hope we can find a way to work together again soon!

    -K : )

  4. Brilliant!!

    I'm raising my glass to your new venture and betting many writers, publishers and agents flock to you for creative inspiration!

  5. excellent news Kara ~ flying beyond~ I will keep you in mind for creative projects brewing ~ enjoy the new views!

  6. Sufferin' succotash!

    You don't have to worry about cats when you're soaring. Enjoy the flight!

  7. Kara, this is exciting! Long may you soar.

  8. Thanks — and great to hear from you, Kathy. Hope you're well!

  9. Read about your new venture in PW. I applaud you for spreading your wings! I'm trying to be a brave as you and am writing a novel - a new genre for me, so let's hope brave girls rule! I also grew up in a small town in Connecticut (Milford then moved to Orange) and was just published by Scholastic Book Club, so fun to find things in common with fellow industry folks.