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

Shameless Self-Promotion: #Romance for #ValentinesDay

Ciao, friends. In honor of Valentine's Day, I want to throw my hat in the proverbial romance ring (I've heard somewhere that love is a battlefield) and remind everyone about my selection of titles fit for this time of year. Here are brief descriptions of my work: Like alchemy, prophecy, and deep family roots? Try … Continue reading Shameless Self-Promotion: #Romance for #ValentinesDay

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

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

I’m Baa-aack! (Catching Up After Medical Leave)

So, this isn't my usual Friday post. No author quote; no links for other posts. Well, that's not entirely true. But I'm not there yet. I'm recovering from surgery and just getting back into the swing of things. As such, there are a few things to catch you all up on. First of all, isn't … Continue reading I’m Baa-aack! (Catching Up After Medical Leave)

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