Ciao, amici! I’m a day late, but Happy Valentine’s Day. I’ve said it before and I’ll (probably) say it again, but this isn’t a huge deal in my house. We try to acknowledge our feelings for each other every day, not just on designated days of the year.
That said, as of late I’ve been remiss in telling you how I feel about you. For that, I’m sorry. Please know I treasure all of you and am always grateful for this time we spend together.
You might remember my lament not long ago about my son eating my chocolate covered coffee beans. They still have not been replaced. In his defense, I keep telling him I don’t need them (I’m on a perpetual diet, but sometimes I cheat… hence me buying the CCCBs that he ate), so he takes me on my word and doesn’t bring me any. He’s still young and hasn’t mastered woman-speak yet, so it hasn’t occurred to him that I want them anyway. Man, when he settles down, he’s in for quite the learning curve.
Anyway, since I didn’t get my treat replaced, I had to make do with a cup of coffee and a square or two of chocolate.
It wasn’t quite the same, but it worked in a pinch.
So, because I had chocolate on my mind, and because it was Valentine’s Day yesterday, I thought the Charles Schultz quote was appropriate.
All you need is love.
But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.
This week was busy (as usual), but it was filled with love. And yes, a little chocolate and a lot of coffee. And I can’t complain about that. I hope you had a good week, as well.
And now, this week’s writing links:
Posts by me, about my work, or at sites I contribute to:
- Do You Flume? | Me
- Passive Characters | C.S. Boyack
- Friday Writing Question: Your Favorite and Least Favorite? | Joan Hall
Posts by others in the industry:
- Tips for Writing Great Scenes | K.M. Allan
- Telling Words | Fiction University
- Multi-Book Delivery Feature | BookFunnel
- Hone Your Writer’s Eye | The Write Practice
- Keep Them Turning the Pages | Don Massenzio
- Crutch Words | Fiction University
- Privacy Settings | Nicholas C. Rossis
- Boot Soles as Evidence in Fiction | The Kill Zone
- 15 Literary Journals that Respond within a Month | Colleen Chesebro
- Benefits to Hearing Your Book | Don Massenzio
- 5 Pinterest Tips for Authors | Kobo Writing Life
- A Story’s Foundation | Legends of Windemere
- 6-Figure Master Plot | Fiction University
- Glyphs and Swashes | Natalie Ducey
- When the Words Won’t Come | Fiction University
- Three-Act Structure | The Write Practice
- Advance Plot with Careful Scene Design | Live Write Thrive
- Going from Author to Publisher | Kindlepreneur
- The Liquid Phase of Plot | Legends of Windemere
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 week! Arrivederci!