Author Inspiration and This Week’s Writing Links

Dance in the Rain

Ciao, amici! Can you believe we’re just two and a half weeks from Halloween? I feel like we just celebrated New Year’s Day. I guess as we grow older, time really does pass faster.

I need to make more time to enjoy it.

This week, though, was work-heavy. A lot of editing, a lot of outlining. Even some graphics work. I intend to get back to writing on Monday, but I think (for a change) I’m going to take the weekend off and just try to enjoy life.

Vivian Greene had it right:

Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass…
It’s about learning to dance in the rain.

I may not be a good dancer, but I’m going to channel my inner Debbie Reynolds (that’s right; I’m showing my age with that reference and I don’t care), grab my raincoat, and enjoy the storm.

And now, this week’s writing links:

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


Story Empire

Romance University

Posts by others in the industry:

And when you’re done with these links, don’t forget to check out the sidebar, where you’ll find more links to some of my favorite sites.

Have a great weekend! Arrivederci!

Published by Staci Troilo

A writer fascinated with interpersonal relationships, the importance of family, and the relevance of heritage. Learn more at

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

  1. I’d never heard this quote before, but now it’s my new favorite. Hope you had a great weekend, Staci – and I don’t want to make you jealous, but my son was at the Steelers game, proudly wearing his Steelers jersey.

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  2. We’ve had a few days of rain in my neck of the woods and the temps have finally moved into fall weather. I spent today getting my fall clothes ready, then managed a few thousand words on the WIP. Hubby and I were up super early on Saturday and headed for our local Panera’s Bread when it was still dark outside. We had the whole place to ourselves. And, of course, it’s getting darker early at night. As Bob Dylan would say….”the times, they are a changing’.”

    As usual, I’m chiming in late on a weekend, but I hope yours was fab!
    P.S…..I didn’t see it, but DH said the Steelers win was awesome!

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    1. The Steelers did win, and it was a nail-biter. I was a wreck. I watched most of the game from the kitchen. (Having a big celebration this week and had some things to get ready.) But it was a win, so I’ll take it however I can get it.

      Hope you had a good weekend. Can’t go wrong with Panera, especially when you have the place to yourself.

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    1. I needed to not stare at my screen. My vision was blurry all day Friday, even through my glasses. Figured my eyes needed the break. I had things to do that I’d neglected at home, anyway.

      Hope you had a good weekend.

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  3. Seems like everyone has been super busy. Is this the modern human version of harvest season? We all seem to be cramming as much work as we can do into the next couple of weeks. Maybe it’s deeply ingrained in our workforce.

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  4. Lol, was having same conversation this week…. I’m still getting used to saying 2018, and in a minute it will be 2019. I love the quote, Staci. Have a relaxing weekend 😊

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  5. I love these old dance tunes! We’re going to do a tour of the Halloween decorations this weekend. Even though the kiddo is gone I think it’ll bring him close (in our hearts anyway).
    Have a relaxing weekend, my friend 🙂

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