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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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

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

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

Author Inspiration and This Week’s Writing Links

Did you ever use a thesaurus to come up with a better word? Stephen King says, "Any word you have to hunt for in a thesaurus is the wrong word. There are no exceptions to this rule." Seems to me Mark Twain would disagree. I don't want the lightning bug. I want the lightning. My words could … Continue reading Author Inspiration and This Week’s Writing Links