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Recharging the battery

Everyone has moods, good ones bad ones, they affect our daily lives and allow us to have an individuality that is unique. However, they can also affect us in ways that we never consider. This past week was, for me a hard one, I couldn't wrap my mind around my writing. Picked up a pen wrote three words and that was it. Maybe its the realization that I've got a lot on my plate right now. I'm not entirely sure what the problem was, I did however know that at the end of the week I have nothing to show for all the countless hours spent in front of my computer.

I've managed to accumulate pages of research notes, ideas, character charts and outlines - but no writing for the fourth novel. It's a difficult task to force ones self to write but it is necessary. How can you successfully have a career writing if you can't write? How can a person get past their writer's block?

For me its as simple as stepping back and thinking about it. I'm working on developing a syst…

Promoting awareness about the plight of the Mustangs

Normally, I'd be promoing and author or editor or publisher or talking about my journey through publication but today I thought I'd touch on something else. As everyone is aware, I'm a member of several fan fiction groups. One of which is dedicated to writing about a television western that was on in the late 80's early 90's (An episode was actually interrupted when they announced the first gulf war).

Recently they announced they were hosting a blogathon to raise funds and awareness for a worthwhile organization. Wild Horse Rescue Assoc. has recently come into another 120 head of mustangs. (I've enclosed a link at the bottom of this blog to take you to the sites) and its a startling, and rather saddening predicament.

Humanity is not kind. For thousands of years, human beings have been the alpha preditor, and even now when we've become 'civilized' we still maintain that. To know that animals that have run wild for centuries are now a problem saddens m…

Blade's Newest Submission Call

PAWS For Thought Submission Call

Do you find it hard to resist a man or woman who loves animals? If so then keep reading.
We are looking for stories where the hero or heroine is some how involved in the daily care or rescue of animals. We are open to any story ideas, from a fireman whose popularity exceeds no other when it comes to cat rescue, to a vet who takes care of un-identified paranormal creatures.

There is no requirement of heat level nor does there have to be a happily ever after. If you write young adult and have a story in mind then we would love to read it. Young Adult acceptances will go on our sister site, Midnight Press, which is currently under development.
Stories should be between 30,000 and 35,000 words.

The first PAWS For Thought novels will be published in the first part of 2009, so in order to be considered for one of the debut releases, submissions should be received no later than November 1, 2008. Once royalties are paid the remainder will go to charity, unless of…