Taking a quick hump day break with a sexy excerpt from Girl in the Mist:
He then looked down at her lap. “Your jeans look too tight.”
The warm fuzzy bubble in which she had been floating popped. “What?”
“Mmm hmm.” Just when she was about to get good and offended his fingers traced the inseam up her thigh. His hand cupped over her, fingertips pressing ever so slightly to make her squirm for more.
“I don’t want you to be uncomfortable,” he said quietly, just before he sucked her ear lobe into his hot mouth.
“Be a fan of your own work. Criticizing it to death won’t make it better. Writing is like a garden: it needs a lot of tending and weed control, but mostly it needs your nourishment.”
Thank you Lit Central O.C. for having me share my experience of writing and maintaining a business plan!
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By Mary Castillo //
It had been my tenth rejection letter that stopped me in my tracks. I knew from the beginning that it wasn’t going to be easy to convince an agent to take a chance on a first-time author. But I went ahead anyway and a common theme came back from that first round of inquiries: “You’re good but not that good.”
But if you’re like me and convinced that Published Author is your one and true destiny in life, it’s not easy to hear this kind of stuff. When you’ve put hours into a book, bared your soul and taken risks that kept you up at night wondering if it was the right thing to do—well, it’s pretty…
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