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‪The end is nigh! Crossed over 90,000 words today! Still about 9 chapters to go, by my reckoning, but nearly there!‬ ‪#amwriting #writingcommunity #writersofinstagram #writinglife #genealogy #crime #mystery #fiction #mortonfarrier ‬#TheSterlingAffair
Story 37 - Ice Cave*  Shimmering blue Icicles tumbles from the snow caves melting ceiling. He feared the rising tide. Yet, if his near empty torch fell dead he’d be doomed anyway.  The last of his food had run out days ago. No longer sure whether he’d crawled through this particular tunnel before or whether it were new. He tried scratching marking onto the walls to give him some indication, but every time he did they would melt back into themselves. He paced through the tightening cracks. The rumbling of tumbling ice echoed around him. He’d wondered if the other had made it out, whether they were looking for him. An enormous crackling came from above. He stepped back. Thud, he fell to the ground as a car sized chunk fell a few feet ahead of him. Scrambling back his feet unable to grip the wet ice. It tumbled towards his flailing legs. Slamming down, locking his foot underneath. He wailed, screamed. Trying to yank his foot free, to no avail. His breath finally slowing.  Glancing around he saw only ice. At that moment ahead of him he saw it, a glow, the lump of ice torn from the roof. A way out, freedom. Yet with his leg trapped he could not reach it. He yanked and tugged but could not free his pancakes foot. His yells echoing but never heard. Finally, the waters washed in and swept his body away.
QOTD: what kind of poems you likes the most? . AOTD: i personally likes the long poems more because i love the way they tell things in riddles which exactly feels like it just has written for me and i want the poems not to end.  i like them to he as long as they can be.
Pen and paper v. laptop? Check out this article from Writer's Treasure about the pros and cons of both! http://www.writerstreasure.com/pen-and-paper-vs-computer/  Comment your preference down below!  #amwriting #lovewriting #poems #poemsporn #poet #poetry #quotes #word #wordgasm #wordporn #words #write #writer #writers #writersblock #writersnetwork #writersofinstagram #writing #writingblitz #writinglife #writingparty #writingsprint #writings #tutor #tutoring
Last week I was able to get away for a week in New Hampshire & Maine for a little writing retreat. I made excellent progress on revisions for "The Hunter" and got to spend time enjoying the beautiful landscape of New England (which was a huge inspiration for the setting of the book). #writersofinstagram #writinglife #writingretreat #authorsofinstagram #maine #newhampshire #mainethewaylifeshouldbe #beautifulnewengland #seacoast #mountagamenticus
"I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by." - Douglas Adams ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Who else has a love/hate relationship with deadlines? I'm terrible at setting deadlines for my own writing projects (and keeping them), but when it comes to editing and my clients' work, I'm always a day early. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Weird. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #writingquote #quoteoftheday #douglasadams #deadlines #amwriting #amediting #amrevising #writingcommunity #writersofig #writers_den #writinglife #igwriter #keepwriting #indieauthor #indieauthorsofinstagram #editorsofig #aspiringauthor #newauthor #writer #writing #authorsofinstagram #creativewriting #bookediting #keepwriting
Where else but an English castle has stairs like these? 🇬🇧 I'm wandering the many alcove, cavernous rooms and narrow, winding halls of Hurst Castle on the Solent across from the Isle of Wight. Oh, how easily it would be to hide a body here!😄 🏰 #researching #researchbook #bookresearch #newforest #englandtrip #uktravel #hurstcastleuk #hurstcastle #mysterybooks #murdermystery #historicaldetails #historicalmystery #historicalfiction #writerslife #writinglife #worktrip #newforestuk
Running in the woods means finding all kinds of things that might be horrible. It's time to play WHAT'S IN THE BAG!? #novelistlife #writingabook #writinglife #bookstagram #instabook #goodreads #booklovers #booknerds #amwriting
Happy Friday! My cat never lets me write or read in peace. He’s always all over me the second I either turn on my computer or open a book I’m going to read. It’s hard to resist such cuteness... Do you also have a pet that distracts you from doing your work on a regular basis?😂 . . . . . . . . . #writer #amwriting #romancewriting #author #editing #selfpublishing #writers #writing #write #romancewriting #writersofinstagram #writersnetwork #word #lovereading #writersnetwork #writinglife #lovewriting #editing #bookediting #writerslife #books #bookstagram #reading #paranormalromance #reads
"I lost the conviction that lights would always turn green for me." Joan Didion, "On Self-Respect"  Remember the moment you realized that life wasn't going to be all green lights? A yellow light is a challenge. A red light—just a moment to breath.  You can read the essay for free on Vogue: http://ow.ly/FkzS50whBbE  #writingresources #lovelywords #thingstoponder #writing #writinglife #writer #writersofinstagram #quotes #writersofig #art #words #wordporn #wordlove #writerscommunity #writingcommunity #quote #writers #life #design #green #writingexercise #graphicdesign #joandidion #onselfrespect #freereading
Pseudonym: #krisryantru  Another excerpt of my writing.  What?! You don't think that's enough?! _____________________________________  My books are available through the link in my bio.  _____________________________________
I'm having a "Why am I even doing this?" kind of day.  If I plan my posts ahead of time that defeats the purpose. I want  to capture the actual journey...what it's like. I don't want to have a stockpile of  posts  on hand for when I'm not in the mood. Or can't think of anything to write. Or just want to ditch the whole Writing Life.  Some days I think the whole thing's just dumb. Some days every fibre of my being hums with the sweet certainty that this is what I should be doing.  What accounts for these fluctuations of mood or motivation or dedication or inspiration?  It could be the lack of firm deadlines. I'm accountable only to myself. I decide the deadlines. I have no staff, no boss, no employees, no statutory holidays, no office, no distinguishing weekdays from weekends, or day from night. Sometimes I feel like telling The Boss to take a hike. Sometimes I need The Boss to step up and make a bloody decision. Sometimes my employee is a lazy shit. Sometimes she forgets she has any skills whatsoever. My God, she needs constant reminding and ego stroking. So high maintenance.  Or it could be the despair at reading something brilliant written by someone else. (See above re lack of skills and ego issues). It could be that I allow other demands to take priority.  I pretend that vacuuming is actually important. Or that I absolutely need to make a trip to the store for one item that I don't actually need.  Or maybe I'm genuinely tired. I was woken up in the night by a dog needing a middle-of-the-night pee (which is becoming increasingly, and alarmingly, normal for her in her golden years). Or maybe I woke up in the night for a middle-of-the-night pee (which is becoming increasingly, and alarmingly, normal for me in my golden years). Or maybe I just want to read, dammit! It's not like my To Be Read pile is going to read itself, you know?  I'm realizing that these ebbs and flows of enthusiasm and productivity and listlessness (and doubt!) are a big part of the
I got these at the grocery store, and quite literally just grabbed everything I liked and decided to figure out how it went together later. I do that with writing new books, too. Sometimes I think people make writing something new scarier than it needs to be.  Just try filling your story with stuff you like and find interesting. Don't worry if it's not totally new and original (what is?) or if you're not sure how certain scenes and events connect yet. Trust yourself that there's a thread between all your ideas, and give yourself good things, fun things, to hang on to.* * And if you're wrong, and some ideas don't work, so what? There's always revision. * * Ornamental cabbage and lilies here! The other stuff, idk. * #writing #writinglife #writersofinstagram #plants #flowers #flowerstagram
“Sonia O. doesn’t hold back, and her words haven’t lost their weight over the years,” writes @readerwhy in her review of “Sonia O. Was Here” by Anja Snellman.⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣“It’s a loud book that refuses to be forgotten. Finding your identity and place in the world is an eternal theme, and it’s not any easier for young women today than it was for Sonia.”⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣Link in bio. Original photo by @yoann_byr ⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣#bookstagram #bookreview #review #books #authors #instabooks #literaryfiction #literature #bookstoread #worldliterature #authorsofinstagram #authorsofig #reading #writinglife #amwriting #booksofinstagram #booksofig #bookobsessed #bookworm #feminism #doublestandards #sexuality #womanhood #identity #growth #comingofage
Ah. Publishing. #writinglife
This is the extremely fantastic and beautiful Edinburg Mill, where I'll be signing copies of Homesong tomorrow (Saturday 9/21) from 10 to 1. If you're in the area and can stop by, I'd love to see you! Info link in my bio. Happy Friday! 😊💖📚 #authorsofinstagram #writersofinstagram #writinglife #booklife #homesong #edinburgva #edinburgmill #history #historical #shenandoahvalley #smalltown #loveva
One of my fault flaws! Pleasing everyone! 😅😅😅 . I will work however, knuckle to the grindstone and be the author I know I can be!! . #shortstory #writingcommunity #writersofinstagram  #author  #authorslife #bookstagram #bookchat #books #booklover #bookpromo #authorlife #indiesareworthit #indieauthorcentral #bibliophile #writinglife #indieauthors #author #writer #amwriting #bookish #bookcrazy #writersofig #authorsofinstagram #booknerd
It's time for another #weekendchallenge! We want to get all magical this week, as our theme is ‘The Fairy Queen’, but whether she’s traditionally nasty or nice…that’s down to you! Create a short story, using only 100 words. Share your uploads below or in the story gallery!  #recommendedread #childrensfiction #writestorybooksforchildren #writestorybooks #writingforchildren #exclusive #amwriting #challenge #inspiration #writer #writers #writersblock #writersnetwork #writersofinstagram #writing #writingblitz #writinglife #writingparty #writingsprint #writings #critiquepartner #amwriting
Voices from the Past—W.S. “Shiloh” Scrivnor  Despite his life of crime, or perhaps because of it, the press couldn’t get enough of Shiloh Scrivnor. The Galveston Tribune reporter covering his trial in 1929 described him as “dressed in a natty and freshly pressed sand-colored suit, with a necktie embellished with a glittering diamond stickpin.” When he finally left Huntsville in 1937, a gaggle of reporters awaited him. The statement he had prepared gives a bit of the flavor of his character.  Early prison reform advocate or ultimate con artist? You be the judge!  Read more about Scrivnor’s exploits in Island Indictments: True crime tales from Galveston’s history. Get your copy from Amazon today! (link in my bio)  #galveston #galvestonisland #gtown #texas #truecrimecommunity #truecrime #galvestonhistory #lovegalveston #texastruecrime #texashistory #authorsofinstagram #amwriting #writinglife #indieauthors #author #authors #bookstagram #writersofinstagram #indiewriters #indiesofinstagram #write #writers #writing #crimebooks
I #amwriting in 1954 this morning so I broke out my favorite vintage coffee mug. What era are you #writing in today, #writingcommunity? #writinglife #authorlife #aboutthiswritingthing #writersofinstagram #writersofinsta #authorcommunity #womenwriters
*Story 36 - Troubled*  I watched out my bedroom window, the raindrops leaking down its yellowing glass. A tree outside set ablaze.  It’s birds nest empty, descending to the floor. The roots crawling over to see inside. Something within the gaping void in the tree’s centre stared back at me. My room had perished into silhouette. The closets and chairs were enveloped by their own gloom. The window fogged over. Its glass crinkled, shattering onto the tiles. A breath blew through my hair snatching the air.

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