My Heart’s Not in It # MFRWauthor #blogchallenge #amwriting

It’s week 41 of the Marketing or Romance Writer Blog Challenge. This weeks topic is blogging inspiration. My post will be very short as I am not very inspired to blog.Truth be told, my heart’s not in it anymore. I never know what to write about that will draw readers. I have tried umpteen things but all a fail.

So my blogging inspiration is this MFRW challenge. I have managed all but one week and that was because my computer was broken and I fit it in the next week. I do post an occasional spotlight and review for a few friends releases. I hope soon to begin posting a teaser again once I get more of my story edited.

That’s my inspiration. what’s yours? Any tips to inspire me? now let’s go see what inspires the other bloggers.

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Favorite Quotes from books #MFRWauthor #blogchallenge #amwriting

This is week 40 of the MFRW 52 week blog challenge.  This weeks topic is hard for me since I have memory issues and I can’t remember things word for word. I read so many books it is hard to pick quotes. I am going back to where i began with my favorite paranormal Authors Laurell K Hamilton. here is a few intriguing quotes from her books.

I love Laurell K Hamilton both the Meredith Gentry and Anita Blake series. they were very different but fun.

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“I talk to myself everyone once in a while. Give me very good advice. Sometimes I even take it.”
― Laurell K. HamiltonGuilty Pleasures
“Love is too precious to be ashamed of.”
Incubus Dreams (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, #12)
“Sometimes it’s not the optimist you need, but another pessimist to walk beside you and know, absolutely know, that the sound in the dark is a monster, and it really is as bad as you think.
Did that sound hopeless? It didn’t feel hopeless. It felt reassuring. It felt – real.”
Blood Noir (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter #16)
“And then there are the rare ones who know love, who understand it. Who freely give of themselves, demanding only a return of that love , that trust.”
A Stroke of Midnight (Merry Gentry, #4)
“Accidental sex. He made it sound like I fell down, and there just happened to be an erection in the way.”

I fell in love with Rachel in The Hallows series. I don’t usually read books over but these i could read over and over.  I even fell in love with all the bad guys.Trent stilll can make my heart speed up.

Every Which Way But Dead (The Hollows, #3)

― Kim HarrisonEvery Which Way But Dead

 “Hey, ah, does anyone want a cookie or something? Oh yeah. A cookie. That would make everything better. Dunked in a shot of tequila, maybe? Or better yet, just the bottle? Yeah, that ought to do it.”
― Kim HarrisonEvery Which Way But Dead
“But a slow, deeply satisfied smile came over him, and his breath quickened. ‘So softly it starts,’ he whispered. ‘Foolishly clever and with an unsurvivable trust. It just saved your miserable life, that questionable show of thought, my itchy-witch.’ Al’s smile shifted, becoming lighter. ‘And now you will live to possibly regret it.”
” ― Kim HarrisonEvery Which Way But Dead
Pale Demon (The Hollows, #9)
“Smile…it makes people wonder what you’re up to.”
“Come on, Rachel!” Jenks shrilled. “You’re a badass, not a bad witch!”

Now for some contemporary romance

“Kiss my fairy dust, Bitches!”
Wolfsong (Green Creek, #1)
“Way I figure it, if I’m forced to have a partner, might as well have one with benefits. If you’re annoying me, fucking you will be more satisfying than punching you.” Prophet grinned, then added slyly, “And I could punch you afterwards.”
― S.E. JakesCatch a Ghost

This one was a tear Jerker.

Keeping Promise Rock (Promises, #1)
“I love you. I want to shout it sometimes. I know you worry about our letters and texts getting read–shades of WWII, haunting us still, I guess, and I’m well aware that nothing’s safe on the internet. I worry too. You need to know that when I say it, when I ask you to say it, it’s because my lungs feel full of dark water, and seeing it or writing it lets me breathe.”
― Amy LaneKeeping Promise Rock
I hope some of these inspire you to try a book. I could go on and on but let’s go see what book quotes the other authors like.

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What’s my favorite Seasons? Let me show ya #MFRWauthor #amwriting

It’s week 38 of the MRW 52 week blog challenge.  I think this week is one of my favorite topics. Seasons.  What is the Best Part of Each Season? Come let me show you!

I will start with fall since it’s right here and one of my very favorites.  I love the changing leaves, colors, pumpkins, scarecrows, decorations, sunflowers just to name a few things.

courtesy of pixabay.com

Did I mention all the awesome pumpkin flavors…pumpkin coffee, pie, truffles? Let’s not forget Apples…Apple crisp, Pie, apple dumplings and pecan is a big fall flavor too. Oh, I almost forgot sweet potatoes. MMMM

Fall also brings one of my favorite holidays

HALLOWEEN

Courtesy of Pixaby                                                         These are mine                                                                           Me!

I have lots of new tricks up my sleeve this year so keep watching

and Thanksgiving.

My fall dishes                                                                               courtesy of Pixabay

 

I like winter too. Yes, I am one of the weird ones. I like cool weather. I like snow. ( i didn’t say I loved being out in it.) I like Christmas and all the lights and decorations. My Birthday is in winter.

 

I like Spring too. I like to see the flowers emerging, here the birds chirping see the squirrels frolicking and all the new life being born. The allergies I could live without. So I spent much of my spring looking out.

 

Summer, I really have to think about that. It is my least favorite month. It is too hot so I can’t get out much with my asthma. I guess I can say I like the fresh garden food, fruits, and veggies. I like to go on trips when we can afford to and this past summer I did enjoy the water park with my brother and his family.

 

I do like the fourth of July and Memorial Day cookouts.

these are the things I like best about the seasons. What are your favorites? let’s go see what the other bloggers like best!

Winning my heart is easy! #MFRWauthor #blogchallenge #amwriting

 

First of all, I want to send well wishes, hopes and prayers to all that were affected by the hurricanes and wildfires. I hope you are all safe and damage is to a minimum. I missed you all last week since my computer crapped out on me. Luckily I have a techy son and he saved everything.  I don’t really have any advice on time-saving, as I am just a kitty that chases anything shiny! I did learn a few focus tricks.. Now to put them to use!

This is week 37 of the 52-week MFRW blog challenge. This weeks topic is Five Ways to Win My Heart. This is in no particular order.

Flowers. Not from a shop but potted plants, bags of bulbs potted rose bushes. These keep on giving year after year and not only a few days. I can always clip a few to bring inside.

Doing things without being asked. My daughter is spoiling me while she is here. she sweeps, unloads the dishwasher and keeps the laundry caught up daily. My Daughter in law also spoils me by helping me weed, driving me to the store and Dr and helping cook a few times a week.

Books. Last year I had an author send me her entire series I had helped promote, beta read and reviewed. I was surprised when that box arrived totally unexpected.  I have authors send me free books quite often, and the other day one sent me two audio codes to use for any book I wanted. I would have gotten one of hers but I had them all. so I let her recommend me some.

Charm and a kind smile.  bay’s giggles, cute kitties and There s nothing like a nice smile, and someone doing something kind like opening doors, passing on favors any act of kindness. I’m a goner! I guess that’s why I love cowboy books so much.

and of course CHOCOLATE!

Now let’s go see what wins the other author’s hearts.


 

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How many can I list? #mybadhabits #MFRWauthor #amwriting

It is time again for the 52-weekMFRWblogchallenge. It is week 35 and the topic is My Bad Habits.

At least this week it is easy. I have tons of bad habits.

 

Number one is nail biting. I have tried to stop but to no avail. I actually don’t bite my nails but the dried cuticles underneath so I always have sore looking and. I’ll never be a hand model.

#2. I constantly going around shutting doors and drawers. If something sticks out I have fixed it.

#3 I set expectations and goals so high no human can meet them. When I worked I was a manager and my to do lists for each shift were always long. It looked like a lot but would write things exactly. Most of them were small chores and I would rather they stay busy.

I believe this is why I never finish a story. I set my to do list so high that I work on it and never get to the writing part or am too tired when I do. I have whittled down a lot of my workload so that it is more attainable and to put the writing first. I will see how this happens.

I am a list maker. I have lists for everything. Cleaning, decluttering, crafts to do, crochet projects to do, gardening, menus, grocery lists, to do for writing, to do for home, schedules, I even have a list of my lists.

biting nails, not finishing what I start, too long of a list (see what I mean, setting expectations no human can meet personal and at work

I mean well…

That brings me to my writing. I have lists of stories that are finished drafts, some even completed, some that have been submitted rejected and I need to redo, lots of unfinished stories, lots of ideas for stories.

I have a bad habit of starting something then getting overwhelmed and stopping.

I may be staying on track working on a story when a new idea strikes. what can I do but stop and write it down, work out the characters. If not I will forget it.

I also have the bad habit of falling into the internet trap especially Pinterest. I can waste a full day there. I’ll pin recipes for hours and maybe use one on occasion.

Do you have any bad habits? Let’s go see what the others bad habits are?

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