Adelle Laudan's Blog
February 5, 2015
As a writer, a fate worse than death, is writer's block when you have a deadline. Over the years I've been able to pull myself out of a 'funk' by visiting travel sites to learn more about the setting, or going to Pinterest and searching out photos that are related to the premise of my story.
Tattoo Rain is one of the hardest stories I've written in relation to keeping focused.
I have 10+ yrs experience in the industry. One would think by now I'd have a grip on things like this. The reality of writing books is, your characters are in control. Yes, I created the character, but their personality and reactions to any given situation evolve from the depths of my imagination. Now the voices in my head are in charge of what comes out the other end of the pen in my hand.
The ONLY thing I know for certain is, this too shall pass. Maybe not in the time frame I want, but as long as I keep putting pen to paper, the words will come. The trick is to keep writing, no matter what dribble ends up on the page.
With over a dozen published books under my belt, I know this to be true. The lesson learned, is the piece of advise I tell novice writers' who ask.... Remain teachable... no matter how many books you've written, there is ALWAYS something to learn.
I guess I need to take my own advice. Who'd a thunk it? lol
December 30, 2014
December 19, 2014
If you're having trouble getting in the holiday spirit, pour yourself a coffee (or beverage of choice) and read my story, Grace. A Christmas story sure to warm your heart and put a smile on your face. Get your FREE copy of Grace , Women of Strength series This offer ends on the 22nd so please feel free to share with friends and family.
Grace-Women of Strength Series
A tragic fire has put a major damper on Grace Payne’s holiday spirit. She’d just as well skip Christmas all together. A series of circumstances brought self-imposed bachelor, Justin Carron to care for his sixteen year old niece, Mykaela, whom he’d never laid eyes on.
A winter storm, and an unexpected turn of the wheel, on their way home from the airport, changes all three of their lives forever. Each one is faced with their own mortality, the prospect of becoming a family, and the kindness of strangers.
Mr. C. is a kind old man, who lives alone, and tends to a stable of deer.
There is something different about the jolly old man with a white beard and suspenders. After several unexplained incidents, he shows Grace that all things are possible, if she’d just let go of the past, and believe in the magic of Christmas.
December 5, 2014
My new website is finally finished. I'm pretty proud of it because I did it all by myself! Please take a look around and tell me what you think.There's a contact form on the 'About Me' page, please let me know if you spot any glitches.
All I have left to do is the guest book and Newsletter app, I hope you like it!!
November 28, 2014
November 24, 2014
A small Lakota village in Canada, many moons ago it was expected for women to marry and have children. Nala is the oldest of three sisters and was born with a birthmark down one side of her face. For this reason, she is shunned by her people and made to feel 'less than' by her father, she fears she will never marry. Nala is so distressed over this she conjures up a dream man, or so she thinks.
#AmWriting #AmReading #Ebooks
October 21, 2014
I've signed up to participate in NaNoWriMo next month. NaNoWriMo is National Novel Writing Month--a challenge to write 50,000 words in one months' time.
You don't have to be a published author to join in. If you don't cross the finish line, at least you started to run with it.
Be sure to add me as a buddy if you do sign up!
More info at http://NaNoWriMo.org
(Graphic for Coffee Mug to be sold in my cafepress store.
Treasures by Adelle Laudan
September 9, 2014
August 6, 2014
July 31, 2014
Eva (Women of Strength Series) Is available NOW! Check it out HERE
At eighteen years of age, Eva Denison’s father offered her a gift she’d onlydared to dream of. In return, all he asked is for her to keep everything a secret—a small price to pay for her hearts’ desire—or so she thought.
Breaking her promise had never crossed her mind over the next six years. That is, until the day she accidentally fell into Jeremy’s life—a dreamy street musician who stole her heart on the wings of his love songs. For the first time in her life she is faced with the possibility of sharing her well-kept secret, and breaking the promise she made to her father long ago.
“I, I really have to go.” She shook his hold of her elbow and turned her back to him. Walking at a brisk pace to avoid further scrutiny. She hated that he thought she didn’t want to be seen with him. Maybe it’s for the best he thinks that.
“ Okay Eva, you win.” He spun her around to face him.
The hurt in his eyes were almost her undoing.
“If you ever stop caring about what people think less than what you feel in your heart, you can find me easily enough. For the record, I think you’re a very beautiful woman—the kind of woman men like me writes songs about.”