Weird Mom Stories

The topic this week for Romance Writers Weekly is, "Who or what inspires you?" That's an easy question for me to answer: My mom. The title of this post comes from Mom herself. We'd have some adventure or another, and she'd comment I had another "weird mom story" for my friends. Over the years, I've learned she definitely wasn't what one would expect for the time and place I grew up in, but when I think back to who inspired me to become a writer and tell the stories in my head no matter what, everything points back to her.

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Light One Candle

Tonight marks the Winter Solstice, the moment when the earth is furthest from the sun in its orbit and night is at its longest. Little wonder that this moment falls close to the point where we mark the end of the year. Throughout man’s history, this has been a time to note because after this, night grows shorter, the days grow longer — and the promise of spring and a new growing season is at hand. That’s still a ways away, but we know it’s coming.

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NaNoWriMo Inspiration: Day 28

"You can have it all. You just can't have it all at once." — Oprah Winfrey Funny, I keep telling my characters that. At this point, they're not particularly interested in listening. But they're in the middle of the book, so they do not know the pain which lies ahead of them. My hero, especially. He has no understanding how out of his depth he is. Naturally this is going to cause considerable pain, especially to the heroine, who is falling for him despite her logical instints that tell her otherwise. ::cackles evilly:: Character torture. Gotta love it.

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NaNoWriMo Inspiration: Day 27

"Decisions are made by those who show up." — Aaron Sorkin So we're now facing the last four days of November and the frantic race for the finish line of NaNoWriMo. Whether yesterday was a good writing day for you or things went by the wayside due to family commitments, that doesn't matter. Today is a new day and it's time to get back to work and show up at the page. Behind or ahead, today is the day to recommit to what you're trying to achieve.

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