Today's quotes are inspired by a blog post by Taylor Tryst here. It's a great post on writing and starting out so if you get a chance go here.

"Don't let life discourage you; everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was."
-Richard L. Evans

"Whether you believe you can do a thing or not, you are right."
-Henry Ford

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.

-Winston Churchill

And this one made me laugh--

Seize the opportunity by the beard, for it is bald behind. ~Bulgarian Proverb

Release Day!

For In Sorcery's Hold! I'm so excited! Available from EC today! Click here to go to the EC site.


Writing Rituals? Got them?

I'm working on edits for Primal Encounter and getting some work done on my WIP. The second Sword and Sorcery WIP is going good. That's not the official series title. (The first, In Sorcery's Hold, releases the 13th! Yeah!) It's just the way I've classified them. I'm revising Close Contact.

I've been thinking about writing rituals. I like music as I write, usually something to suit the mood of what I'm writing. In the computer crash a few months ago, I lost a good bit of what I had and I haven't been able to fill a few of the slots like triumphant or dark and edgy yet. I usually have something to drink close at hand, tea, soda, water something. I like to be dressed comfortably. It interrupts the flow if I'm irritated by something I'm wearing. Depending on my mood or the state of my back lately, I'll either sit at the desk and type or find a comfortable chair and write. I try to write through a complete scene and leave it at a place where I just have to get back and discover what's happening next.

I have to admit that when I follow them, it seems a little easier, the words tend to flow. When I don't, I usually end up frustrated and slogging through. There are still times when I have the music, the

There are many articles on writing rituals. Here are a few:



Do you have a writing ritual?