Friday, October 22, 2010

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Writerly Wednesday - Inspiration

I had my post all set, ready to write up then I visited one of my favorite author sites and scrapped my original idea.

Today Lauren Dane put up a video that I found inspiring & just what I needed. And I thought I'd share.

It's so easy to wonder if it's all worth it. The time spent at our computers writing and revising, the time at Chapter meetings, the time we spend researching, the time we spend dreaming. Is everything we give to the pursuit of becoming published really worth it?

There may be moments when the answer is "no". But luckily for most of us most of the time the answer is "yes". So, when you feel a "no" coming on play this video. It'll snap you right back to "yes".

Lauren's new book Inside Out comes out on November 2nd.

Thanks Lauren for a dose of inspiration.


Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Miss Bramble And The Leviathan

Kristen Painter has a new release today about my current obsession: STEAMPUNK

Miss Bramble And The Leviathan s available now from Samhain Publishing.

The last thing she planned to steal was his heart.

The Company. Military institution, protector of Praeton and the nation of Grand Isle. Dirty rotten thief.

When Pandora Bramble steps aboard the Company’s premiere airship Daedalus it’s not for the exclusive VIP tour. It’s to secure proof that the Company stole the regulator valve her father designed—even if it means tearing the engine apart. Foiled by the unexpected appearance of a handsome crew member, she despairs of ever getting another chance—until he kisses her.

Captain Theolonius Hatch, sentenced to engine room duty for refusing to take part in the Company’s fleet week activities, never dreamed a woman like Pandora existed. Her brains match her beauty, a combination that adds up to more trouble than he ever expected.

As Pandora allows Theolonius to sweep her into a whirlwind courtship, her wildest dreams come true. As do her greatest fears, leaving her to decide what matters most. Loyalty…or love.

The clock is ticking.

Warning: This book contains airships, mechanical owls, women who are good with tools, men in and out of uniform, steam generated by engines and people, and some hot carriage scenes.