Spreading the love

This Friday there won’t be a #SuperShort from me. I’m in a terrible funk with my writing. I wouldn’t say I suffer from writers block…it’s more of an existential crisis. LikeΒ What is the meaning of all this anyway? Who will care in a thousand years? Those kinds of uplifting thoughts.

So instead of publishing something on the blog that I’m not happy with, I’m going to point you in the direction of some of my colleagues and writer friends. They are all amazing and deserve love and appreciation. So, I thought I’d give it to them today.

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If you’re in the mood for a #FlashFic, Addison Albright is your person. Every Friday she writes something amazing, and shares on her blog. A lot of the FlashFics are about characters from her books, either scenes from their lives together after their HEA, or from alternative universes. She also asks for prompt words every Friday and she uses them in the next week’s story. I swear, the more difficult words I give her, the more amazing stuff she writes. Try it. Go read some of her stuff and drop her a word or two. She thrives on it πŸ™‚

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While we’re on the subject of flashfics: a couple weeks back, one of my favorite authors Kris T. Bethke started a serial flashfic on her blog about Asher and Kyle. This week will be part three, but I really think you should start from the beginning and work your way from there. I’ve read the previous two parts, and am as eager for part three as my daughter was for Christmas when she was little πŸ™‚

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Did you know that Amy Tasukada has a Youtube-channel? She talks about her writing (of course), reviews books, and shows off her frilly, pretty dresses. If you’re a fan of cats, you should definitely check out her videos; her cat O’Hara makes an appearance in almost all of them.

This is my favorite of her videos so far. She shared a plot idea for her next Yakuza book with me and a couple of our writer friends and she was so happy and proud of it…and was super surprised when we unanimously told her she absolutely couldn’t do what she planned. Check it out here πŸ™‚


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Have you read anything by Sarah Hadley Brook? She’s not just an awesome writer, she’s also an amazing human being. She always has a kind and encouraging word for other writers and cheers everyone on. I think she’s just as happy for a great review of one of my books as I am. In this climate, the world needs more kindness so thank you, Sarah. So if you want to support a great writer and a kind human being, buy her books, follow her on twitter,Β or check her out on Queeromance Ink. Give her some love back, she deserves it. ❀️

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While we’re on the subject of twitter: go follow Ruby Moone and tweet her that she needs to write more books, faster, because Nell Iris has already read all of her books and now suffers from withdrawals! πŸ™‚

And of course: read her books. Her historical books are awesome and leave me wanting more.

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Finally: go shower some love on my friend Kiska Gray just because she’s awesome. Buy her books because she wants nothing more than to quit her boring job. I don’t know if I want her to quit her job, though, because she works nights…which means she’s awake and chatty during my daytime here on the other side of the planet and I’d miss her terribly if she quit. But maybe it’s selfish of me to think like that? πŸ™‚

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Did I miss someone that you think deserve some love? Let me know, and I’ll shower them in love and affection next time I’m in a writing funk! πŸ™‚ Also, if you have a blog you think I need to follow, let me know. I’m always on the lookout for new fabulous blogs πŸ™‚

Have a great weekend everyone.


4 thoughts on “Spreading the love”

  1. Aww, thank you so much for including me in this list of fantastic people. And by the way, you are at the top of my list of wonderful people. I’m pretty sure nobody will care about my stuff in a thousand years, and doubt they will even five years after I quit writing (heck…most don’t now), but other than the occasional slump I get in (which sounds a lot like the one you’re in right now), I’ve decided I don’t care. I enjoy doing this, and if there are even a handful out there that get something out of it, they’re worth it, right? And doing something we love to do is worth it even if we never make the big time. πŸ’–

    I second the motion to tweeting Ruby, I’ve love her stuff but have run out of her reading material now too, and Sarah is the best…I’ve bought them all, but only part way through reading the pile so more goodness to come. I love watching Amy’s videos, she’s amazing ❀️ (and reading her stories!!!!). Kiska’s been on my list of books to buy for a while now, I guess it’s time to get off my butt and do it! I recently bought some of Kris’s…actually double dipped on one since I bought it at the same time as the top-ten anthology and it ended up being inside it! They’re high on my reading pile, and now apparently I’ve got a serial flashfic to add to it! πŸ’•

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    1. You’re right. I need to get out of this funk once and for all. I usually don’t care either, but I don’t know what’s wrong with me now. I’ll get over it, I promise! πŸ™‚

      The problem with Kiska is that she’s on Amazon only. Stupid Kindle Unlimited!! πŸ™‚ And I love Kris’s writing! The first book I read by her was “Pumpkin Rolls and Porn Sounds” back in 2015 and I bought when it was new it only because I loved the title…and I didn’t regret it. I’ve read a lot of her stuff since and what I love the most is that she writes bisexual characters like it’s no big deal to be bi. You know…the way it’s supposed to be πŸ™‚

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      1. Drat on the Amazon only…I like my ePub app too much.

        I’m looking for something for my treadmill read starting tomorrow (the book I’d planned/preordered got its release date pushed back again, darn it), so I think I’ll go with a Kris book (or several short stories). πŸ˜€ It might be time to read the final version of Promise Me… after that! πŸ’•


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