Author Inspiration and This Week’s Writing Links

Ciao, amici. I want to apologize in advance for the quote of the week. It’s not strictly writing-related. Today, the quote’s author is unknown. Which is too bad, as I’d like to thank him or her for the wise words: At the end of the day, all you need is hope and strength. Hope thatContinue reading “Author Inspiration and This Week’s Writing Links”

Author Inspiration and This Week’s Writing Links

Ciao, amici! How was your week? Mine was a hodgepodge of work and family activities. No two days were the same. I kind of like that (although not when it involves loved ones having surgery—my dog on Tuesday and my dad today). But in general, I think variety makes my mind sharper. I believe itContinue reading “Author Inspiration and This Week’s Writing Links”

Author Inspiration and This Week’s Writing Links

Ciao, amici! I’ve been busy with rewrites and revisions this week, which (for me) is a combination of glee, stress, and oh-my-god-how-do-I-suck-this-much. I’ll admit to writing a few beautiful sentences, but I also have to admit to writing a few that simply made no sense. Maybe they would to Lewis Carroll readers (any fans ofContinue reading “Author Inspiration and This Week’s Writing Links”

Author Inspiration and This Week’s Writing Links

Ciao, amici! I’m super excited today. I wrote THE END on my rough draft of book 2 of the Astral Conspiracy series. I haven’t revealed the title or cover yet, so that’s all I can say about that. But I’m in revision-mode, making sure all the threads are properly woven, all the clues are droppedContinue reading “Author Inspiration and This Week’s Writing Links”

Author Inspiration and This Week’s Writing Links

Ciao, amici! The three-day weekend has me all turned around. I’m not sure why, since I worked through the holiday, but I’m muddled all the same. Days off, whether I take them or not, always make the rest of the week hard for me. I never know what day it is, and my plans allContinue reading “Author Inspiration and This Week’s Writing Links”

Author Inspiration and This Week’s Writing Links

Ciao, amici! What a whirlwind of a week! Mr. Muse returned. I had a book release. A friend visited with a cover reveal. My WIP took a turn I hadn’t expected—and I outline, for Pete’s sake. How did that happen? The unexpected turn was more antagonist-related than monster-related, but it made something kind of coolContinue reading “Author Inspiration and This Week’s Writing Links”

Author Inspiration and This Week’s Writing Links

Ciao, amici! The days are passing with dizzying speed. Makes me think of warp drives and worm holes (since I’m in sci-fi mode these days) but my series is decidedly grounded on our planet. Doesn’t mean I won’t take to the stars later, but as for now, no space operas. Just alien invasions. There’s aContinue reading “Author Inspiration and This Week’s Writing Links”

Author Inspiration and This Week’s Writing Links

Ciao, amici! Another busy and beautiful week at the Troilo residence come and gone. Our Easter celebration was low-key for us this year. At first, I felt bad about skipping some of our traditions. But then, the day came. The meal, though simpler than my usual holiday fare, was delicious. The love flowed as freelyContinue reading “Author Inspiration and This Week’s Writing Links”

Author Inspiration and This Week’s Writing Links

Ciao, amici! What a week! My release date was moved up… by five months! And I’ve been scrambling. I just revealed my new pen name and the first cover in my new series. Now I’m trying to get some marketing pieces done and guest spots lined up. I never do NaNoWriMo because it happens inContinue reading “Author Inspiration and This Week’s Writing Links”