Okay so it looks like I fell off the planet. Promise - I'm still here. The last two years have been ... hard. There's no other word for it. Everything is fine. I'm fine, but I've been the caregiver of my Mother-in-law and now I'm taking care of my mom. Between her needs, work, etc I seem to have lost control of my time. I am still writing and have made a few hard decisions.

I pulled my books from Mundania and have decided to to try to sell them through other publishers. I'm happy to say the 1st three books I sold to HSWF (now owned by Mundania) have been picked up by Melange Books and will be released through their Satin Books imprint. The rest I'm still working on.

I'll probably still be sporadic. Unless I win the lottery and can hire someone to help me I can't avoid it, but know I'm still here still working hard in the background and am hoping to do better at keeping my blog alive.


Tink...tink...tink...anyone out there? Hi! I'm Barbara Donlon Bradley - Author - editor and slightly crazy - ask anyone in my family. I hope to use this blog to talk about writing, editing and whatever pops in my head. Hope you enjoy.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Writing Down the Bones: The 10 Commandments of Fiction Writing - Session 2

Sorry I missed last week - but I'm back and have the next two commandments for you:

3.) Write your passion: Most of us do, but the key here is to write what moves you. Don’t chase the trends. Unless you have the book already written and just sitting there waiting for the perfect moment, you run the risk of cutting corners and compromising your work by pushing to get the book done. Instead stick to what you do best. Writing from your heart.

4.) Love the Process: Writers are a different breed. We think far too much and about things that don’t exist. There are days when you sit down in front of your computer and nothing comes out. There are days when it’s flowing so fast you can’t write quick enough. Whether it is feast or famine you do it every day. You have to or your characters will haunt you.

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