November is National Novel Writing Month, that time of year when writers delve into their craft, consume copious amounts of caffeine, forgo sleep, and eschew obligations with live people to spend more time with make-believe people.
In honor of #NaNoWriMo and the high-highs and low-lows that may be even more pronounced this November due to the new president elect, he-who-shall-not-be-named, I’ve compiled some inspirational quotes from fellow writers to get you through the tough times.
And, I’ll leave you with this last bit of advice with regard to writing your first draft: we’re making mud here, people, so it’s okay that it’s dirty the first time around. The masterpiece will come later. Mud comes first.
About the Book
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: November 16, 2016
Length: 116 Pages
Buy Links: Dreamspinner Press || Amazon || B&N || ARe
Blurb: When up-and-coming Miami painter Martin Fonseca encounters youthful pretty boy Andre Bellamy washing dishes in the kitchen of La Candela, he swears he’s known him before, intimately. But Andre only arrived in Miami weeks ago, after running away from small-town Alabama and his abusive father. When Martin discovers Andre trading sexual favors for a place to stay, he offers him a room in his studio apartment. As roommates only.
What starts as a playful friendship turns into something more as Andre begins posing for Martin, whose true passion is painting fantastical portraits. Martin’s obsession with Andre grows until they are sharing more than just flirtatious conversation. But when an eccentric art collector buys one of Martin’s paintings, Martin’s past jealousies resurface and threaten to destroy what he and Andre have so lovingly built.
About the Author
Laura Lascaro lives in North Florida with her darling husband, two children, and a menagerie of animals. Her debut novel, Counting Backwards (Simon & Schuster 2012) won the Florida Book Award gold medal for young adult literature. She aims to inspire more questions than answers in her fiction and believes in the power of stories to heal and transform a society.
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