Lainey Cameron Blog
Tales from the Querying Trenches. One of my favorite activities (or lack of activity) in San Miguel is to watch the hummingbirds in our garden. Lately, as I’m deep into book querying (that’s when you search for an agent), I’m increasingly drawn to these tiny flying frenzies, and I’ve been trying to figure out why.
My life as a writer is more peaceful than my previous corporate life, even if full of micro disappointments, as writer’s lives tend to be. So why relate to a bird that lives every day on the knife-edge of oblivion?
On a morning in July, one of my writer friends texted to say congratulations and shortly after my honey had to inform our neighbors here in San Miguel that the screaming from our rooftop (where I was eating breakfast) was not the murder of an American expat, but...read more
Yes, According to Time Magazine! Time magazine just published an article declaring San Miguel de Allende, where I currently live, the Best City in the World to Travel to. And who am I to disagree? It's certainly a writer's paradise, with some great rooftop...read more
Here are three of my favorite Scrivener features with videos on where to find them.read more
I'll admit it, in the last month in San Miguel I've become a little obsessed with bugs. VW bugs. Not bugs of the cucaracha variety, although we have plenty of those too (I'm told plastic drain covers and bounce dryer sheets are the answer). The VW bugs in San Miguel...read more
Twenty years ago, I left the UK to move to California. I’m proud of my heritage and until last week, I believed I was still connected to my home country. However, in this last trip I noticed several things have changed… When I lived in Scotland, pies used to look like...read more
Want more information on these bars (including photos)? You can find more in this blog post about the rooftop bars of San Miguel de Allende.read more
Or What I Wish I’d Known About the Creative Process Before Ditching our Furniture Mid last year my honey and I moved out of our expensive apartment in San Francisco, gave away most of our belongings, sold our car, and used the money to buy an RV. This is us on the day...read more
If you've never tried it, Scrivener is a popular writer's software that I now couldn't write without. However, I often end up giving other writers quick orientation demos, because when you first open the Scrivener app it can seem overwhelming. Here are 5 steps to help...read more
Here's a video and a few beauty shots for those of you not familiar with San Miguel de Allende in the Mexican highlands. Weddings here are colorful and friendly. This video is what's called a callejonada (or wedding parade). There are at least three of these every...read more