|Author Stephanie Fowers|
I recently discovered a new author with a zippy style. Meet Stephanie Fowers, guest rocketeer for today's post . . .
Raise your hand if you remember this moment from your childhood. Your mom looks narrowly at your messy room and she packs you inside it saying that you can’t leave until it’s clean. Instead of tackling the mess by picking up one toy…and then another…and another until the job is done, what do you do instead? Well, if you were anything like me, you sit in your room all day and sing prison songs, running a metal cup against the doors.
But you are much more disciplined and sophisticated now. Years later, you sit at your computer ready to write the great American novel and instead, you:
A- Read blogs (like this one)
B-Check stats on Amazon
C-Look through pictures
E- Basically doing ANYTHING than writing your novel.
Oh, the delights of writer’s block. It’s comparable to standing in the middle of your messy room when you were a kid, so how do you tackle that mess like you did in the old days? Well, let’s listen to mom on this one . . .
Define Your Goal
|When you're writing is a mess, edit it clean.|
|Sometimes all it takes is to make a decision.|
Clear Away Distractions
Resolve Technical Problems
Meet Jane and Austen. First there's Jane—an impractical, starry-eyed wedding planner; if love can’t match what she’s read in a book, she doesn’t want it. And then there’s Austen—a pragmatic, logical-to-a-fault financial consultant; even if he were interested in someone, he wouldn’t know.
The two have one thing in common: they can’t leave each other alone. Jane believes that if Austen could just experience a fairy tale romance, he would secretly love it. And Austen’s pretty sure that if one of Jane’s beloved heroes escaped from the pages of her dog-eared novels, she’d run and hide.
Both are about to be proven right.
When the rivals are called on to help a friend plan the biggest wedding of the year, an entire resort full of colorful wedding guests descends upon them—many sharing uncanny similarities to characters in a Jane Austen novel. It doesn’t take long before Jane gets everything she thinks she wants. After all, too much of a good thing can’t be all that bad, right?
But when Jane’s life turns upside down, the only one she can turn to is Austen; though he’s got his own troubles of the heart…and she's afraid that he's enjoying them more than he should.