Author Inspiration and This Week’s Writing Links

Sometimes a dark turn is exactly what’s needed. From Staci Troilo

Staci Troilo

Ciao, amici. I want to apologize in advance for the quote of the week. It’s not strictly writing-related.

Today, the quote’s author is unknown. Which is too bad, as I’d like to thank him or her for the wise words:

At the end of the day, all you need is hope and strength.
Hope that it will get better and strength to hold on until it does.

Last week was rough, with family surgeries (yes, I consider my dogs family, but I mean my father, too) and other issues, some of which made the post last week and some of which didn’t. Because of those difficulties, I was determined to have a better week this week.

I didn’t.

We lost a dear member of the family this week. I should have seen it coming; she’s been in the hospital for months. But reports of her progress came filtered through…

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pretty pup

from Annette Rochelle Aben

Annette Rochelle Aben

As she pranced around

Her golden hair shimmering

In the summer sun

She enchanted the neighbors

Wondering whose dog she was

©2019 Annette Rochelle Aben

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Friday JohnKu – AKA – TGIF

from John W. Howell

Fiction Favorites

Lucy and Twiggy “Hey, Lucy. Wake up. It’s Friday. Time to play.”
“You have that pizza toy, don’t you.”
“How’d you know?”
“It crunches. Drives me nuts.”

Friday again for all you full-time workers. For us, slackers, it is another day. Just kidding. I always love to see Friday come along. It is especially lovely when I have spent a good week writing. I gave you a sneak peek at the new WIP last week. I’m delighted that the story is going well and I managed 7444 words for the week. Doesn’t sound like much, but as a reminder, I only do 1000 words a day on my current WIP. This one takes a lot of research time as well, so my 1000 words are taking more time than usual. Couple that with having to go to several medically related appointments I’m pleased to hit the goal.

This week also saw ( as some…

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