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

Happy 2018!

Dilly dilly! (Sorry. Couldn't pass up a chance to be socially relevant to start the new year.) 2017 is officially in the past. Happy New Year! Welcome, 2018! A few days ago I posted my "2017 Year in Review" post. In the spirit of endings and beginnings, I have my "What to Expect in 2018" … Continue reading Happy 2018!

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

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