To do or not to do an Outline.

It’s hard to believe that the last time I wrote an article for writing advice, it was snowing. As I gaze outside my window, it’s hot. In fact, in New York, it’s 57 degrees. The average for this time of the year is 36. Would you believe that Friday my husband will be grilling out? In February? That’s ludicrous.

There is something about the warm temperatures that make me lazy. I have been working hard on the last chapters of Naked Desire, a novelette that will be out next month. However, the words are coming slower as all I want to do is sleep. The one thing that I learned as an author is that I need discipline.

Some people like to figure everything that happens in the whole book. There are some who just write, not knowing what is going to happen. I would think that it is a mix of both for most writers.

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Busting through writer’s block.

Good Morning, fellow authors and readers.

 

Icicles from snowfall a few years ago

It’s twenty-six degrees–in Fahrenheit–here in this part of New York, and we are under a Lake Effect Snow Warning. I am not too worried, however. The snow bands usually miss us. The result? My daughter will be disappointed that there is no school.

I am not too worried, however. The snow bands usually miss us. The result? My daughter will be disappointed that she has school. When it does snow, I’m glad. I’ll have beautiful scenery outside my living room.

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