Today is Read me Day.
The day where we should all take time to sit down and enjoy a good book, along with a cup of coffee and maybe a cookie.
Also, can I just mention here, how hard it apparently is to find a great public domain picture of cookies, coffee, and books, without there also being a bed and naked legs on display? I mean, seriously? Luckily the great people on Unsplash ones again came to the rescue.
It is also a day where you can discover new great authors, and maybe even try out a genre you never really read before. After all, ading a bit of newness to your reading list can do nothing but widen your horizon.
So, today, I'm going to introduce two awesome indie authors, that might be new to you (The name is a link to their website)
Sloane Kennedy - Sloane is a prolific author and has more than 20 books under her belt. Her newest book hits the market this March. I'm a great fan of her Protectors series (and admit that I might have read every single book she's ever written in three months) and I'm really looking forward to the next one being published. Her new series, Pelican Bay, shows a lot of promise, and the books she writes with fellow author Lucy Lennox is worth taking note of too.
Scott Bell - Author of the amazing Yeager's Law, he is an action writer when action is best. He lives by the words "What would John Wayne do?" and his writing is filled with strong characters, that's willing to do everything to keep those they love safe, and to sacrifice everything for doing the right thing. He also has a sci-fi book under his belt, and the third book in the Yeager series is under way.
So, there you go, two new authors for you to check out.
Now, go get that cup of coffee and those cookies (very important) and enjoy a good book, on this last Monday of February.
Sometimes we all need a little motivational help (or a big kick in the ass).
I like to go on pinterest and find funny quotes, because if nothing else they help make my mood better, and quite often a suck-y mood is where the problem really lies.
Other times, when I need to get my head out of a story before working on it again, finding prompts online for a flash fiction piece can help too.
What I always remember, when motivation is low, is inspired by something my sister told me.
“If I have all the tools of my trade in front of me. A computer, paper, pens, and a great idea. And I still can’t find the motivation… then maybe I'm in the wrong business.”
Harsh? Hell yeah, but also true.
Imagine going to work and telling your boos, that sorry but you can’t work today because you don’t have any motivation. Or when a deadline gets close, you go to your supervisor and says, oh, I’m not going to reach the deadline, I’ve just not had any motivation the past month.
Do you think you would still have a job then? Nope, most likely not.
And writing is a job.
So for me it comes down to time management, something I’m slowly trying to get better at. And yes, it is hard work learning to manage your writing time like a job, but to me, so far, it has been very much worth it.
But back to motivation and the fun stuff.
For me, it’s all about putting a smile on my face, and maybe reminding myself that I can actually do this shit. So here’s a few of my favorite motivational “posters”
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