Sound advice! I have had all of these and then some. However as I ponder more of this, it is true.
I first began writing a novel 16 years ago and put it away. Forgot all about it. I wrote poetry and short stories instead. I loved to read as well, but it wasnt until recent that I became addicted to a couple of author’s and their creative series. That was all I did…read. Many sleepless nights, several missed meals and calls. I fell in love with their ideas and my creative mind began to come alive once again. I dug out my old book and read it again. I liked what I had written, I even added some things but I had so many other ideas that were pouring out I set it aside amd created another storyline. I have only about 40,000 words and have completely stopped writing. I found myself going back over again and again. making edits and I had to stop. If I keep doing this, it will never get finished. I even created a synopsis to a different story (which you can find on my site as well) because yet another story began pushing around in my head. Then I read this blog and I thought to myself, what have I done differently? What am I not doing? And there it was..I stopped reading. I was so caught up in stressing myself out to finish my book, buying a hundred dollars worth of books like “The writer’s block”, “What not to write” and “The little red writing book” that I forgot how I got started.
Where the books I purchased are great tools they only added to the predicament I was in. They were reminders of me being stuck. I even purchased art books searching for inspiration. Dont get me wrong these purchases are not in vain. I love the creative life and I love books, art and music so they will be well used. But I should have realized it was my love of reading, entering other creative worlds and losing myself in their stories that stirred my own creativity and need to write. So that is what I shall be doing. I have hundreds of books sitting in my kindle just waiting to be read. 😉
I’m sitting in the library classroom at our university, where I teach my Narrative Writing class. The final exam is scheduled for 7:30 Wednesday morning, but I have offered to let students take the final exam this morning and get it out of the way. One caveat: they have to have their final project done when they come in for the final exam. What’s the final project? They are to write the first 50 pages for a novel, along with a storyline for the entire book.
For those who have written books before, the first 50 pages is no big deal. But for those who haven’t, it is monumental. Yesterday I had one of my students stop me in the library and ask me what to do about writer’s block. Trouble is, I have several answers for that. It comes down to what the problem is caused by. Is it a…
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I absolutely love this book and this series. Book 1 & 3 are my favorites. I suggest reading these in order. Begin with the short story introduction to the IAD world- the book is titled Warlock Wants Forever. (This is inside a double book titled “Playing easy to Get”.Then pick up with “A hunger like no Other” I have read up to Lothaire and waiting for the release of The Dacians. I love the way the author keeps so many characters involved through-out the series. You get so in depth in all their stories and become so familar with all of them. The infamous Nucking Futs Nix is one of my favs. Shes a Nut alright. All of he books kept me laughing out loud, gawking at some of the unexpected actions and you can’t beat the intense passion between these alpha males and their just as fiesty females! Highley recommend this entire series! You will never be bored and you may loose sleep and lack of interest in eating, or doing anything other than reading these books. Watch out for the withdrawals when you read the whole series and are spoiled on this author and her charaters. So much so that you don’t want to read anything else.
Highly addicting! I read the reviews and they caught my attention by saying they couldn’t put it down.So I accepted the challenge and lied to myself as I tried to put it down so I could go to sleep since I had to work the next day. needless to say I didn’t put it down. I read all through the night and wee hours of the morning. Cyril , be still my heart you sexy arrogant beast, you can keep me up as long as you like!! I can’t wait to read the next one !
I hated finishing this book.
When I finished the previous book Midnight Captive I was all over the place! I was so happy with Rick & Davina, and then Davina was gone and I was in tears! I could not believe it ended like that. I would not believe that was the end ! I would have thrown the book across the room screaming if it hadn’t been for the epilogue introducing this installment, Midnight Hunt. I was an emotional roller coaster! Instantly I knew what was going to happen, yet the adventure to get there was far more exciting! 80 years of pure hell, and Rick continued on, ever loyal and faithful, living lonely and watching what he had left of a family perish. I was so excited to read the next chapter in Rick’s life.I fell more deeply in love with Broderick in this book and I absolutely love Monika. She is a kicka$$ Sultry little minx and fit so well. She was perfectly written.
And dammit. if I couldn’t help myself to grow fonder of Angus in this story as well. I really have a feeling Angus will come around, his hatred is not hatred directly towards Rick, but what he Thinks actually happened to him when they were children. & Adding a sexy roguish werewolf to the bunch only made it sizzle even more. I can’t wait for the next adventure!!
“I got nothing. Even the spies I’m spying on who are spying on other spies got nothing.” —Kresley Cole