Author Inspiration and This Week’s Writing Links

Happy Friday, folks! It was a busy week here. What else is new, right? I thought I’d have time to write a second post this week, but then it all hit the fan. Hoping to do so next week. Until then, here’s the quote of the week:

All writing is a disease. You can't stop it.

I chose this one because this week, I was forced to consider why I write.  Maybe this is trite or cliche; maybe it’s not “deep” enough or good enough. But my reason is simple: I can’t NOT write. I love the craft. I love words. I love putting pen to paper (or fingers to keys) and combining words in combinations that have never before existed. I have more stories to tell than I have days to tell them, and I come up with more ideas every day. Of course I write. I can’t stop it.

What about you?

And now, this week’s links:

Posts by me, about my work, or at sites I contribute to:

Don’t forget to follow Story Empire and Romance University.

Posts by others in the industry:

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!

14 thoughts on “Author Inspiration and This Week’s Writing Links

    • That’s so fun, isn’t it? I also like it when readers tell me they try to guess, then there’s a twist and they have to reevaluate everything. It’s just as fun watching readers figure things out as it is when I figure them out.

      And you’re welcome. I love to share good content. 🙂

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  1. Staci, I’m a little late getting here, but I made it! Yay! 🙂
    Love the quote and true words, indeed. I hope you’re enjoying a fabulous week. Many thanks for sharing the links. I’ll be back for sure. Cheers! 🙂

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  2. I’m with everyone else. I can’t NOT write. I’ve been doing it on a regular basis since I was six. If I go more than a week without creating something, I suffer withdrawal.Sometimes that need is so powerful it feels almost physical.Even if I never published another word…If no one read my stories except me, I’d have to keep creating them. The alternative would be surrendering a piece of my soul.

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  3. I’ve been feeling panicked lately and I think it’s because I haven’t written. Promoting this new book and catching up on things have taken over, and these new characters are anxious to be unleashed. Have to write a few guest posts first, but then the WIP moves to the top of the priority list.

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    • Panic isn’t good. We all need to promote and deal with the less-exciting aspects of our careers. But don’t make your muse angry! (And as a fan of your work, some of this is probably me wanting the next story from you. 😉 )

      Can’t wait to hear about your next project!

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  4. I agree with you, Staci. I can’t not write. It’s in my blood. It’s what I do. And even if I never sold another book, I’d still write.

    I’m with you on the second post. Thought I’d have time to get one together but alas… Have a wonderful weekend.

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    • I feel like I used to have more time. I don’t know where it goes anymore. When my kids were babies (before I quit work to stay home with them), I worked a minimum of ten hours a day, took the kids to the sitter (my parents or my sister-in-law, both in the opposite direction of my job), managed to get them and myself ready, pack the diaper bag, feed them. I cooked every night. I cleaned and did laundry. And I had a social life. What happened to that lady? Now, I feel like all I do is type, and there are never enough hours.

      Maybe next week, you and I will both get a second one done. Fingers crossed!

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  5. I love your quote, Staci. Mine on my blog today is from Beatrix Potter: There is something delicious about writing the first words of a story. You never quite know where they’ll take you. This, for me, is the magic of writing. Like you, I can’t NOT write. It’s like breathing. And you can’t stop, because I love your books 🙂 I’ve linked to this on my blog: Have a great weekend 🙂

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    • I love Beatrix Potter, Harmony. I decorated my daughter’s bedroom with characters from her books when she was a baby. We loved the stories. And I love the quote you chose. (Will be visiting your site shortly.)

      I love what you said about it being the magic of writing. (Maybe that should be an inspirational writing quote.) Thanks so much for your kind words. They mean more to me than you know.

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