Tag Archives: On Writing

Life After Labor

Yes! I’ve got deadlines! I know, I know, who doesn’t? At least, all my writer friends do. We’ve been burning up the Internet, going: “How many words do you have left? What chapter are you on? Do you think I can get away with a fifty page flashback? What about a two hundred page flashback? […]

Harry Potter and the Gushy Stuff

I’m keeping busy writing Runaway, the sequel to Being Nikki, and revising Allie Finkle’s Rules for Girls #5 (which just had a title change—from Birthday Bash to Glitter Girls and the Great Fake Out, which is more appropriate given that there’s both a great deal of glitter and girls acting fake in it). And I […]

Romance, Trauma Porn, and Brazil Dates!

So many people have sent me this article (or the link to the original one it refers to)! Books about “dark” subject matters (like “13 Reasons Why,” about a girl who commits suicide, and “If I Stay,” about a girl in a coma) are hot in YA right now! There’s even a name for this […]

I Love New York…from my daybed

I am writing this from my new daybed in my office in NYC. It’s currently my favorite place on the planet. I decided to go Moroccan after being inspired by Bethenny’s fashion show on Real Housewives of NYC, as opposed to going French Chateau style like Theresa on Real Housewives of New Jersey. French Chateau […]

Idea Cemetery

My house got struck by lightning, causing me to lose my wifi connection! It only got back and up and running now, so my apologies for the lack of blog posts. I was, however, posting things to Twitter whenever I could find a wireless hotspot, which turned out to be practically never since I don’t […]

Amazon Fail Sunday*

I finally finished the book I’ve been working on (Allie Finkle #5, Birthday Bash), and I slept till noon today! I had breakfast for lunch and I’ll probably have lunch for dinner, and now I have to get started on the next book (Airhead #3) I have due. It’s all just crazy. But not as […]

The Day After

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I hope you’re wearing green, even if you’re not Irish…it’s lucky, you know. And we all need as much luck as we can get these days! I had my Friends of the Library event last night with Judy Blume and though I do say so myself, I think it went pretty […]

Writing: Exercise for Your Mind

It’s the last week of February! You know what that means: Yes…the final romance give-away from megcabot.com! But before I get into that I want to talk about the #1 question I got while I was on my mini-tour this past week. And that was, surprisingly, not “Where do you get your inspiration?” but “Where […]

How to Get an Agent

I’m home from my signing in Miami—it was such a blast! I met a ton of fantastic readers, as well as the incredible team from Yathenaem (which I’m pretty sure I spelled wrong in both of Books and Books guest books—sorry, you guys! I’ve gotten a little too reliant on Spellcheck). I never did get […]

A Weekend in the Life of Meg Cabot

The one question I always get from interviewers is, “Tell us what a typical day for you is like.” I know I posted a Day in the Life of an Author video not too long ago, but you know the exciting thing about being an author is that no two days are ever the same. […]