Writing in Spring
and how hard that can be sometimes… Welcome to another one of my musings. I have been struggling so hard of late to get my writing done. I just cannot focus long enough to get anything down. Let me explain. This has been going on since I got a job a month ago. I just sort of had to set everything aside and create an entire new routine for myself. I was too tired at the end of the day to do anything, not even cook. Then last week, my darling hubby had a heart attack. Talk about everything coming
How will the Russia ie. Ukraine invasion affect books?
Russia. It’s what’s trending. https://www.nbcnews.com/world/russia-ukraine-news Good day, friends. I hope this finds you doing well. I am sitting here thinking how this Russian invasion is going to affect a lot of things pertaining to life in general and well, maybe books and the book industry specifically. There is a lot of talk going around about how the supply chain issues that the US is experiencing will get a lot worse. Gas prices, grocery prices, etc. As if that isn’t bad enough now, this invasion is likely going to cause things to tighten even more. Personally, I hope not. I am
- author angst
- civil war
Resurrect the WOOLLY MAMMOTH!!!
Resurrect them, I say! And how that statement pertains to my writing life 🙂 So, you have likely, by now, heard about the scientists who are trying to bring back the woolly mammoths from extinction. They left our world around 1700 BC although some people have timed it at 10,000 years ago. And they want to bring it back, because, well, why not? We need to resurrect these behemoths to reverse global warming. Or so they say… But–you ask–what has that to do with your writing, Kim Smith? Everything. And nothing. I mean, come on…there are so many dead tropes
Attention span of a reader and how do I get it?
This is all about my latest WIP and how it starts with capturing a reader’s attention. People today have such a short attention span, a writer has to work hard to get their attention and retain it. SO, my current WIP, a Christmas story, begins with a problem. A big one and an emotional one to boot. Do you like books that start with trouble? I think that having conflict from the first page is really good. It catches the readers attention, it keeps them reading, and it is oftentimes fun to write. I didn’t always think that way though.
Book review of The Inn at Eagle Point
by Sherryl Woods THE INN AT EAGLE POINT Because I got to do a bit of travelling in June, I actually finished reading a paperback that I have had for a while. The Inn at Eagle Point by Sherryl Woods <<<click to *get yours now!* is the series opener and if you are one who doesn’t watch the show on TV then you might see some spoilers here. The book does a great job of setting as it is in a picturesque town called Chesapeake Shores. We follow the O’Brien family throughout but it’s mainly about Abby O’Brien Winters who