Long Island Lovebirds

Once a week I post about something I’m loving (tv, movies, books, art, photos, romances, authors, or anything else). So here is this week’s For the Love of…

Today I’m loving this story:
Long Island lovebirds celebrate 60-year anniversary at Waldorf Astoria – and at 1950’s prices!

“These 60 years were the happiest years of my life,” Robert said to his wife at the altar of the Lady Chapel in the rear of the majestic Fifth Ave. cathedral.

“I love you and will marry you again if you want, for another 60 years.”

It’s nice to hear about love still going strong after 60 years. Cheers to Robert and Edith!!
Sloan Parker

Quote I Love: One Chance at Today

Here’s this week’s quote I love…

“Time is limited, so I better wake up every morning fresh and know that I have just one chance to live this particular day right, and to string my days together into a life of action, and purpose.”

-Lance Armstrong

I had several days in a row this week filled with inspiration for my latest work in progress. It felt great because the week before was filled with frustration. Writing is hard, like really hard sometimes. And it’s even harder when I’m in a bad mood. So I try to start each writing session with the most positive attitude I can muster, try to start each day with optimism. Sometimes that doesn’t always work out, but I try.

Quotes like this one help remind me of that. I hope they inspire (or at least entertain) you as well.

Video I Love: Tight End – A Homoerotic Fantasy

Once a week I post a video I’m loving. Here’s this week’s…

Man, these guys can move! (This isn’t one to watch at work as there are some nice ass shots.)

Video embedded above. If you can’t view, try the original blog post.

I think I’ve been missing something about the game of football.
Sloan Parker

Take That Writer’s Block!

Once a week I post about something I’m loving (tv, movies, books, art, photos, romances, authors, or anything else). So here is this week’s For the Love of…

Last week I started plotting a new book. I wrote character sketches for my two heroes and filled over 100 index cards with plot, character, and scene ideas. Then this week I tore up some of the cards, got disappointed with a few of the ideas that I had been really excited about, stared off into space for a while, cursed all the little note cards, and was just starting to get frustrated (as if I wasn’t already) when it was time to quit for the day. The next day I was ready to throw everything out when an idea hit me that had me excited about the story again, excited about telling the journey of these men.

I just love it when stuff like that happens. Take that writer’s block! I pushed on through and am happily back to working on Walter’s story.

A shout out to these two little guys who were playing outside my window when the frustration hit. We have a woodsy area behind our house and the neighbors call it rabbit row. Watching them chase each other and play leapfrog made for a nice break from the stressful day. Thanks guys!

(c) Sloan Parker, 2010

Hope all my writing friends had a great writing week, and I hope all you readers enjoyed a good book.

Sloan Parker

The Post-Great-Book Blues

Ever get sad after reading a great book? Do you struggle with trying to read something new after that? Or am I the only one?

Today I blogged at Loose Ends about my own post-great-book blues. You can read more here: http://ow.ly/1KJWV