Quote I Love: The Process of Writing Books

“The process of writing books is somewhat akin to a very long police interrogation in which the detective leans over the table littered with the butt ends of cigarettes and cold coffee in Styrofoam cups and says for the 87th time, “Now let’s go over this again.” It is a study in repetition, the ability to read the same page, paragraph, sentence until it could be recited backward and in French in hopes of figuring out which detail is missing, which idea is false. What my days lack in being touched by the muse they make up for in the steady picking of the miner’s ax, chipping out a tunnel that may well lead to nowhere.”

Ann Patchett

Yeah, it’s like that…

But it all culminates in that moment when I read a scene and I’m on the edge of my seat, waiting for what happens next–and I KNOW what happens. That’s when I know I did the very best I could, and the book is ready to be shared with others.

Quote I Love: Tomorrow

(c) Sandralise / www.fotosearch.com Stock Photography

(c) Sandralise / www.fotosearch.com Stock Photography

“If ever there is tomorrow when we’re not together… there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we’re apart… I’ll always be with you.”

–A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

Video I Love: Shirley and Jenny, A True Love Story

If you’ve never seen this video or heard about these two, I promise you’ll shed some tears as you watch these elephants reunite after more than 20 years apart. So heartbreaking how they had to live and the abuse they suffered because of humans, but beautifully touching to watch them find they had someone special in their lives again.

If you don’t see the video above, you can watch on YouTube.

You can also read the rest of their story here and here.

Videos I Love: Celebrating Diversity and LOVE

I get excited whenever I see inclusive commercials, no matter what the product is that’s being featured. We just need more. More of this ad, the related documentaries released by Honey Maid, and their response to the negative feedback. Go Honey Maid!

The Commercial

Team of Two

Dad & Papa

Time Away

Then there’s the response to the negative feedback. Love, love, love this!
Honey Maid: Love

Scorching Book Reviews is hosting a month-long celebration of LGBT fiction

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Authors from the genre are posting throughout the month, and there will be lots of prizes and giveaways, including a grand prize giveaway of ten books. For the full schedule of guest posts check out this list, and be sure to stop by the blog as often as you can during the month because there will be individual giveaways too.

My post will be up at Scorching Book Reviews on April 28th. Hope you can stop by.

Big thanks to Nix and Scorching Book Reviews for hosting and celebrating LGBT books.

Videos I Love: Pure joy, happiness, and love

I’m such a sucker for puppy cuteness. Throw in a guy being sweet and adorable with his dog, and I’m all melty. Here are three vids that fit the bill.

Siberian husky playing in leaves. Love the guy’s giggling too.

 

Boxer puppy laughing. Love me a man who loves his dog

 

Confused Boxer Puppy. Boxers have some of the best facial expressions

My Latest Favorite Typo

One of my favorite typos from working on I SWEAR TO YOU:

Grady was still ringing the cum from his cock when Mateo swung his legs off the side of the bed, facing the opposite wall.

Brrrrring…brrrrring…time to come.

By the way, I SWEAR TO YOU has been added to Goodreads if anyone wants to add it to your shelves there.

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