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

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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

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

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

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