“Don’t quit. It’s very easy to quit during the first 10 years. Nobody cares whether you write or not, and it’s very hard to write when nobody cares one way or the other. You can’t get fired if you don’t write, and most of the time you don’t get rewarded if you do. But don’t quit.”
~ Andre Dubus
One of my favorites on Off The Beaten Track,
Eluvium ~ Envenom Mettle
Continuing on with the TORN playlist this week.
I am compiling all of the songs for the book and will be posting them up until the launch in September.
So, for the second track, here’s:
This Will Destroy You.
April 28, 2014 | Categories: A Fire Born Novel, Books, Fire Born Updates, J Taylor Publishing, Music, TORN, Upcoming Releases, Young Adult Novels | Tags: Author, Fiction, Inspiration, laney mcmann, Layla and Max, The Fire Born Novels, This Will Destroy You, TIED, TIED by Laney McMann, TORN, TORN by Laney McMann, TORN playlist, upcoming YA releases, YA books for 2014, YA Fiction, you tube, young adult paranormal romance, young adult urban fantasy | Leave a comment
Today on My Music Monday,
This Will Destroy You,
from their Young Mountain album.
March 17, 2014 | Categories: Inspiration, Music, Writing | Tags: Author, Inspiration, laney mcmann, music, my music monday, quiet, Spotify, This Will Destroy You, Writing music, you tube, young adult urban fantasy author | Leave a comment
A series of random thoughts.
Writing is akin to hearing a thousand voices screaming at you all at once and you trying to decipher which ones you should listen to, and which ones you should ignore. Life’s a bit like that too.
March 15, 2014 | Categories: Author, Novel Writing, Thoughts, Writing | Tags: Advice on writing a novel, Arts, Author, Book Writing, Fiction, Inspiration, laney mcmann, novel writing, on writing, ya fantasy author, YA Fiction, YA paranormal romance author | Leave a comment
Okay … sorry about yesterday’s mishap on the post. Continuing on, here’s Active Child from their 2011 album, You Are All I See.
This week: Phoenix
One of my favorites this week:
This week on My Music Monday:
There are so many incredible writers, so much talent, and too many books to ever try to read them all. I thought, in light of that fact, it would be nice to share some of the best of the best. Quick little hints of what lies inside the pages of some of the books from my favorite authors.
“Have you ever been in love? Horrible isn’t it? It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest and it opens up your heart and it means that someone can get inside you and mess you up. You build up all these defenses, you build up a whole suit of armor, so that nothing can hurt you, then one stupid person, no different from any other stupid person, wanders into your stupid life…You give them a piece of you. They didn’t ask for it. They did something dumb one day, like kiss you or smile at you, and then your life isn’t your own anymore. Love takes hostages. It gets inside you. It eats you out and leaves you crying in the darkness, so simple a phrase like ‘maybe we should be just friends’ turns into a glass splinter working its way into your heart. It hurts. Not just in the imagination. Not just in the mind. It’s a soul-hurt, a real gets-inside-you-and-rips-you-apart pain. I hate love.”
― Neil Gaiman, The Sandman, Vol. 9: The Kindly Ones
January 17, 2014 | Categories: Author, Inspiration, Reading, Writing | Tags: Arts, Author, author excerpts, books, Fiction, Inspiration, laney mcmann, Literature, Neil Gaiman, novel writing, The Sandman: The Kindly Ones | Leave a comment