Ciao, amici! When I began my search for this week’s inspirational quote, I thought about what the last seven days had been like. It didn’t take long for me to realize everything had one common element…
Everything about this past week was insane. Site issues, blog schedule, writing goals, editing demands, family situations. So this quote by Terri Guillemets jumped out at me.
Being an author is being in charge
of your own personal insane asylum.
Yeah, we’re all “crazy” busy. I won’t bore you with the details. But this week alone, just with my characters, it was like trying to herd ferrets. In only one book—one scene—I had a sexually-frustrated punk rock girl, a quartet of obnoxiously-drunk frat boys, a lazy and cantankerous bus driver, and a (you guessed it) crazy homeless man. Add in a bunch of alpha male characters from a different scene and from a different book, a bunch of strong-willed, power-hungry, globe-trotting Americans preparing to fend off an alien attack… well, you can see what I mean.
Actually, I think I’d rather try to herd ferrets. At least they’re all in one place.
Who am I kidding? It was rough, but I loved every second of it!
What about you? How was your writing week? Let’s talk about it.
And now, this week’s writing links:
Posts by me, about my work, or at sites I contribute to:
Posts by others in the industry:
- What’s at Stake? | Fiction University
- Amazon Ads | A Marketing Expert
- April Holidays for Book Promo | Build Book Buzz
- Free Transparent Images | Nicholas C. Rossis
- Story Bible | K.M. Allan
- Using Writing Sprints | Writers Helping Writers
- Beige and Purple Writing | Standout Books
To make you smile:
- Monday Funnies |The Storyreading Ape
- Do Not Disturb | Writing and Music
- Lucy and Twiggy in the Yard | John W. Howell
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!