Author Inspiration and This Week’s Writing Links

What a week! I'm not doing NaNoWriMo, but I was desperate to finish my WIP, and I busted out some big daily word count numbers to do it. Happy to announce that the first draft is DONE and is with my critique partner. Next will be revisions, and then editing. Then it enters the publishing … Continue reading Author Inspiration and This Week’s Writing Links

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Author Inspiration and This Week’s Writing Links

It's been one heck of a week. Body Armor finally released. The Story Empire blog was nominated for Best Writing Blog at Positive Writer. My word count on my WIP is at an all-time high. Word count is the inspiration behind this week's inspirational quote. I have a story in me. I have several, actually. … Continue reading Author Inspiration and This Week’s Writing Links

Author Inspiration and This Week’s Writing Links

Happy Friday, friends! It's time for this week's inspirational quote and then the links of the week. Today's quote is by Frank Lloyd Wright. I am a fan of architecture in general and of him specifically, but I think this quote transcends design and applies to all vocations. It also spoke to me because I … Continue reading Author Inspiration and This Week’s Writing Links

Author Inspiration and This Week’s Writing Links

Well, here we are again. Another Friday, another week gone, another weekend approaching. This week, hope was a big focus of mine. We had a family member in the hospital for quite a while. Thank God, she's progressing. She's not out of the woods yet, but we're cautiously optimistic. Not only was I hoping (and praying) for … Continue reading Author Inspiration and This Week’s Writing Links

Author Inspiration and This Week’s Writing Links

I chose this quote today because I'm writing the last book in a series that uses alchemy as the supernatural element. So I thought this was fitting. Maybe writers are true alchemists. We start with nothing and create... well, everything. We create people and conflict and settings and storylines. All artists start with a blank … Continue reading Author Inspiration and This Week’s Writing Links

Author Inspiration and This Week’s Writing Links

So, I let you down. I said I was going to get back to daily posts, and it TOTALLY didn't happen. I'm sorry. I offer this as a reason. I've been busy. Note I didn't say excuse. It's not an excuse. It's really a reason. And the quote of the week should tell you why … Continue reading Author Inspiration and This Week’s Writing Links

Author Inspiration and This Week’s Writing Links

This week was all about editing. I edited for clients, I edited for friends. And now I'm going through three massive galley edits of my own work. That's a lot of editing. I thought this quote was appropriate because of both its beauty and its accuracy. Writing is a passion---a burning need to share a … Continue reading Author Inspiration and This Week’s Writing Links

Writing Inspiration Comes from the Strangest Places

I was diagnosed with a congenital back condition when I was eighteen. I'd been having more and more pain, and finally I had to undergo a series of tests to determine the problem. One such test was the dreaded MRI. To the average observer, it looks like a medical machine. The knocking sounds it makes … Continue reading Writing Inspiration Comes from the Strangest Places

Author Inspiration and This Week’s Writing Links

Yep. Forgive my brashness, but I'm quoting myself. You ever have one of those weeks where nothing goes right? When: your dishwasher breaks your daughter has a thousand dollars of repairs on her car only to have problems driving up to campus your son's schedule is messed up for the third semester in a row … Continue reading Author Inspiration and This Week’s Writing Links

Author Inspiration and This Week’s Writing Links

So, this was a rough week. You may have noticed I wasn't around much. This was the last week I had to spend with my daughter before she goes away to college. This separation is hard for me—I grew up with extended family everywhere, so I became used to always having people around. I like … Continue reading Author Inspiration and This Week’s Writing Links