Author Inspiration and This Week’s Writing Links

This quote spoke to me this week because I'm not at my best. I've been sick---it's not a cold, not the flu. But I'm run down. I have a cough and not much of a voice. Consequently, I've been moving slower. That means I'm not getting to everything I'd like to get to (and I struggle … Continue reading Author Inspiration and This Week’s Writing Links

Author Inspiration and This Week’s Writing Links

This week, I didn't have time to read for pleasure. I've been busy writing and editing, trying to hit deadlines and keep up with marketing efforts, small though they are these days. What I noticed is that I didn't read much and I didn't write much, either. It seems the two are connected. At least, … Continue reading Author Inspiration and This Week’s Writing Links

Author Inspiration and This Week’s Writing Links

I've been working 12-16 hour days, 7 days a week. I finally took an afternoon off a few days ago. I simply needed to recharge. It made me think of this old proverb because (as my family can attest) I've been a dull girl. Actually, I don't think dull is a strong enough word. But … Continue reading Author Inspiration and This Week’s Writing Links

Author Inspiration and Reflection

I think Fridays are coming faster and faster.  Especially as the year is winding down. Advent has started, the preparation season before Christmas, and I'm definitely preparing for many things. I am in a festive mood. I'm incredibly busy, but I'm also very happy. That's one of the reasons why this quote spoke to me … Continue reading Author Inspiration and Reflection

Author Inspiration and Reflection

Well, Thanksgiving's over. The leftovers are (finally) gone. Family's gone, too. This is one of my favorite quotes, because it reminds me to count my blessings, to rejoice in the positives, to appreciate the good things in life. If I let myself, I could easily wallow over not going back to Pennsylvania for the holidays … Continue reading Author Inspiration and Reflection

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

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