The title may be a bit of an exaggeration. I rather tapped procrastination politely on the shoulder and said, “Excuse me, I need to get to this project right now.” So I fired up Scrivener and copied out the first chapter and made changes. By gosh, I felt good getting back into my story planet. I got through the changes and stepped back. I now see another change that will help the book. But I do see a light at the end of this tunnel. Continue reading “Procrastination Smashed!”
My extremely beneficial and entertaining chapter of Romance Writers of America knew I was struggling with getting my writing on track, so the program chairs brought in Joe Hardell to give us an Influencer Workshop — The Power to Change Anything. As you can see from the link, he works for Abbott Vascular and reminded us that when you make boxes or shoes, you might be able to have a 10% error rate. When you make machines that will be inserted into live people, your error rate must be zero. Continue reading “Time for a Change”
The first week of July has passed. I have written some on my work in progress. I am under-motivated due to the heat and the sick dog and the general stuff I need to do but never see to get to. Argh. So I have begun some affirmations and meditations which some people call prayer. Whatever works, I hope you will find something of worth in this spirit-lifting recital. Continue reading “A Writer’s Prayer”
Laurie Schnebly Campbell’s second Romance Novel beat out Nora Roberts for Best Special Edition of the Year. After writing six books, she had enough inquiries about her method that she began holding workshops and teaching groups of Romance Writers. Soon after that, she realized she loved teaching as much as writing and began a whole new phase of her career.
1. the act or an instance of motivating, or providing with a reason to act in a certain way: I don’t understand what her motivation was for quitting her job.
Synonyms: motive, inspiration, inducement, cause, impetus. Continue reading “April Word of the Month”
The Universe seems to hate people who have weight problems. Whether your ancestors came from cold regions where keeping extra weight on meant you would live through the winter or from extremely hot regions where you walked and danced and hunted daily so fat never had a chance, here we all are in the modern world and those genes are about to kill us all. But cheer up! Here are some fun things to keep you healthier.
Writing historical novels, romances or otherwise, it’s important to have a bit of research done so you don’t look like a total noob. In Romance, there’s a fine line between total accuracy and boring technicality. We can bend the facts a wee bit, but always explain in a note to your readers what you have done. Continue reading “A World Without Ice Makers”