Friday, January 25, 2013

When the going gets tough…

I failed to blog last week, so far my resolution isn’t going well. I’m old enough to know goals rarely work for me. I pretty much do what I want :)

Has anyone been hit with the killer flu that’s been stalking America? I don’t have that but I’ve been sick for almost three weeks. I’ve had good days and bad days (mostly bad) and you know what I’ve found out about myself? I’m a big baby and a whiner? Yes, but that isn’t what I was going to say. I can write (at least a little) through lame situations.

Have you ever written while really sick? Do you muscle on or wait until you are 100%? I’m generally not one to push myself too much, but I’ve found that if I do, I can accomplish a lot.

Monday, January 7, 2013

I’m back and with a treat :)

The rumors are false…I am not dead. I guess that would be considered good news :) I have no real excuse for my blogging absence besides just plain crazy BUSY. But starting this week I’m going to try to ease back into it.

So to start I get to be a stop on Elizabeth Seckmans Blog tour for her new book—Healing Summer. I asked Elizabeth about writing pitfalls and of course she gave me a super clever answer. Take it away Elizabeth!

Hey Angie! Here’s my list of pitfalls. There are plenty more…probably as many pitfalls are there are form letter rejections.
Petulance. No one likes a brat, whether they are four-years-old or forty. As a writer, you are working for the reader. You are on this Earth to make them happy. Not the other way around.
Insecurity is to writing as a water hose is to a flame. You have to have faith in yourself, even when no one else does.
Time. Finding it, managing it, and never having enough of it.
False hopes. We all want a break out hit first time out of the gate. If you think it’s the only measure of success, you’re probably in for a let-down.
Anglais. (added some French in here to make this work!) Failing to study the language and master its usage will lead to failure.
Languishing. You can’t pine over a single work. Do it till it’s done, then do another.
Lollygagging. Okay, me calling my Facebook obsession platform building makes me guilty of lollygagging and that’s bad.
That was awesome Elizabeth! Everybody check out her book. It sounds awesome. Also you can vote for Elizabeth’s best post on her blog :) I missed you guys. It’s nice to be back.

Healing Summer
Maybe Love, Not Time, Heals All Wounds
Ditched at the altar…biopsied for cancer…Mollie Hinkle is having a bona fide bitch of a summer. When life sucks so hard it takes your breath away, what's a girl to do? Pack a bag, grab a few friends, and leave the past and the worry in the rear view mirror. What wounds can’t be healed by a drive across the Heartland, where quarter flips at cross roads determine the route and the future? All roads lead to Craig, the second son and bad boy of the haughty Coulter line. Has fate brought her to the miniscule Montana town to find happily ever after or will it just break her heart?
“Healing Summer” is the second book in the Coulter Men Series.

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