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. Like 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.
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 🙂
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 🙂
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 🙂
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, or check her out on Queeromance Ink. Give her some love back, she deserves it. ❤️
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! 🙂
And of course: read her books. Her historical books are awesome and leave me wanting more.
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? 🙂
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! 🙂 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 🙂
Have a great weekend everyone.