Review: The Falling of Hope by Marisa Oldham

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Book Description:

Grace McKay thought that her perpetual love problems were over the day she said “I do” to Benjamin McKay, a dashing, handsome, wealthy, gallery owner, but she is once again faced with heartbreak. Struggling to save her marriage, Grace finds a power in herself that she never knew existed. Faced with an uncertain future and feelings of emptiness and confusion she cannot put into words, Grace embarks on a journey of self-discovery that ultimately leads her on an adventure where she finds a life changing surprise she never could have imagined.

My review – Five Stars:

I enjoyed reading The Falling of Hope. It was a pleasure in getting to know the character’s and being able to participate in their life’s journey as I watched them evolve throughout the whole series. The depths of despair can be painful, but what I learned from the final book is there’s always hope around the corner. I’m truly sad to see it end, but it was such a gratifying piece of writing that never disappointed. Click here if you are interested in purchasing a copy (paperback) or here for Kindle Editions of the other two books.

 

Prioritize Your Time

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I have been working hard to get Trial of Marriage 2 completed, and it got me to thinking about when I decided to take the gigantic step into the world of self-publishing. The things I know now, I wish I knew then because the journey would have been a lot smoother and less stressing then it was back then. Do I have any regrets? No, I do not, but I would have done things differently. Nonetheless, over the past year, I have learned so much, which is why I try to share as much as I can about some of the things I encountered.

Early on when I started blogging one of my articles touched base on where does all the time go? With work, projects and writing on my agenda, there never seems to be enough time in the day to get everything completed. Throw in family and unexpected things that come up, yes it can get quite challenging, but I figure as long as I am being productive in my daily routine and accomplishing something, it’s good enough for me.

I do try to follow “working tips” as best as I can, but as stated in the article, Work Tips:  How Do You Prioritize Your Day? “Much of what consumes our days tend to be tasks that are urgent – a last minute emergency – for OTHERS.“ Can you share what you do to stay on track during the day?

I hope you have a great weekend folks!

R. Lynn Archie

Website:  www.rlynnarchie.com

NaNoWhatNow? Three Tactics for Getting Un-Stuck

Reblogged – Kristen Lamb’s Blog

Kristen Lamb's Blog

One of the reasons I LOVE NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month, which is November) is it gives new writers a glimpse of a professional pace. It teaches discipline, writing no matter what, how we feel or whether or not we’re inspired. Writing is a profession, not a playpen. I remember when I was new thinking that 500 words a day was such a BIG DEAL. 

Now? I generally have 1200 words written before breakfast. My daily average can range from 1000-6000 words, depending on what I’m doing, how many projects I have going, etc.

I also love NaNoWriMo because it employs one of my favorite techniques, Fast Draft. Wear out the inner editor and the subconscious can come up with some pretty amazing stuff. This technique isn’t for everyone, but I do recommend trying a little of everything when we’re in the beginning stages of our career. Eventually, if…

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