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

Author Inspiration and This Week’s Writing Links

This week I finally (huge stress on that word) got back to my WIP. I had been so busy updating my site, doing beta reads, editing, submitting to an anthology, and marketing (not to mention dealing with all my "real life" stuff), that it took a back seat for a while. The time away gave … Continue reading Author Inspiration and This Week’s Writing Links

Author Inspiration and This Week’s Writing Links

This was a busy week for me. I spent much of it editing in one form or another. Beta reads, critiques, actual editing projects. Even revising some of my own works. All that editing brought to mind one of my favorite writing quotes, from one of my favorite writers---Dr. Seuss. I have a tendency to … Continue reading Author Inspiration and This Week’s Writing Links

Author Inspiration and This Week’s Writing Links

Summer is winding down. Far faster than I'm prepared for. My kids will be headed back to school soon, and not only is our better-get-this-done list long and difficult, it's the hardest back-to-school time I've ever faced. When my kids had their first day of preschool, I sat in the parking lot and cried. They … Continue reading Author Inspiration and This Week’s Writing Links