Inspired by Vashti Q I think sometimes we are in such a hurry to get "there" that we forget to enjoy the journey. This past 8 months I set goals for myself. Not only writing goals, projects to accomplish and books to publish, but I attached quantitative unit/financial goals to my writing. I'm enjoying watching … Continue reading Enjoy the journey
I enjoyed an interview with Ryan Holiday today. He talked about the creative process. We all love to create, but the marketing, not so much. Just because "you built it" doesn't mean "they will come." His take is: Making the Work is 50% Marketing the work is 50%--Two separate marathons. When we choose the … Continue reading If you build it they will not come!
Gratitude I'm so grateful for all of you! I released Lie To Me an exposé on sex for money, a spicy novel slightly outside my comfort zone. And you loved it! My review from Readers' Favorite validated the work. But more important, the emails I received and notes from fans made my heart sing. It's … Continue reading All I can say…
I’m working on two projects. The first is a manuscript, working title: SEX for MONEY—Rent-a-boys in Mexico. I wrote this story a few years ago and put it aside. I’m editing now and being brutal on my edits. A freelance writer moves to Puerto Vallarta to pursue her curiosity about the male sex trade—what … Continue reading What’s the most important thing you’re working on right now, and how are you making it happen? Q
In my lifetime I’ve written 4 complete novels, published two of them. The first I lost. Don’t laugh! I must have thrown it out by accident thinking it was previously published poetry work! I wrote the first book over 6 months and consequently if I can focus on it, 4 months seems to be my … Continue reading How long did you take to finish writing a novel? Q
My muse has different functions. This morning his/her job was to help me organize a series of non-fiction sub-titles. I was playing around with an idea for 4 books and I started with three separate titles… Then I politely asked my muse to fill in the blanks. My muse appears to be bi-sexual. When … Continue reading What does it feel like when the muse flows through you?
EXPANSION Flowing out before me – while approaching - In the sweeping motion of a grand gesture Presenting its soulful sweetness. Behind me is a small desert I’ve crossed - shoeless While carefully stepping over the littered offerings. Salt saturates my senses As the gentle-wind styles my hair, With the latest sea breeze … Continue reading Meet #RWISA Author D. L. Finn
What’s your Outlook junk mail file look like? Mine is easily 100 unread messages at a time. I really don’t want to delete them, but there’s so little time. I can’t read it all. Everyone has a message and many of them are amazing and heartfelt and helpful…but time…there simply isn’t enough time. … Continue reading Why do you do that thing you do?
I was adopted this morning. I have always had totem animals. Sandhawks have been watching over me for 7 years--ever since a Navy SEAL friend of mine died. This morning I decided to work on book 4 in my novella series JET. I'm plotting, so I was re-reading who I killed off in my 3rd … Continue reading If You Knew Me This Would Not Surprise You!
or How I Spent My Friday! I've always had a love affair with black and white. Ansel Adams would be proud. Back to writing tomorrow!