This is one of those times I wish my handwriting were more legible. I’m still dealing with pain from a pinched nerve and can’t sit at my computer for long, but I’m anxious to get back to work on the novel I’d started before I slid down into that slough of despond. It’s also hard to slow my brain down to match the speed of my hand. Still, I’m trying to capture all the brilliant lines my Muse forms.
You’d think by now, I’d remember that no matter how discouraged I get about my writing, something always comes along to push me past that. I told you in my last post how a friend sharing a motivational quote got me started back in the right direction. That was only the beginning.
A couple of days later, I had lunch with another friend, one I consider my writing mentor, who never takes my “I can’t write” moaning seriously. By the end of our time together, I’d grown excited to work again on the next novel that grew from a short story she had once told me was the best I’d written.
Then, over the weekend, a reader who had just finished reading both my books told me how much she enjoyed them. She shared in detail how she’d connected with them personally. It’s incredibly gratifying to know your fictional characters ring true for readers.
Speaking of my books, how about a giveaway? Would you like to be the proud owner of a signed print copy of The Brevity of Roses or An Illusion of Trust? Or maybe you’d like both books? There will be separate drawings for each book. How do you win?
- To earn one entry in the drawings, leave a comment below telling me which book you’d like—or that you’d like to have your name entered in both drawings.
- To earn an additional entry, share this post on Facebook. Tag me @lindacassidylewis, so I’ll be sure to see it.
- To earn an additional entry, share this post on Twitter. Tag me @cassidylewis, so I’ll be sure to see it.
- If you choose to share it somewhere else, on social media or your blog, leave a comment here to tell me where to find it.
NOTE: This giveaway is open to residents of the U.S. only! The contest will end at 9 pm PST on 15 September, 2013. Winners will be chosen by random.org.
IMPORTANT! You must leave a comment on this post to enter the drawings. Otherwise, if I see you mention it on Facebook or Twitter, I’ll just assume you’re helping me spread the word and DO NOT want to be entered to win a book.