by Cait Collins
There are days, like today, when I stare at my computer screen and beg my thoughts to gel and flow to my fingers and then to my Word doc. But no matter how much I try to force the words to come, I’m blank. Whatever I write is lackluster and worthless. So instead of banging my head against the desk, I turn to favorite writers for inspiration.
Sunrise Crossing is book four in Jodi Thomas’s Ransom Canyon series. This is a great read. Sweet and sentimental as well as dark and dangerous. I had trouble putting it down.
Dragonmark, is Sherrilyn Kenyon’s latest Dark-Hunter novel. The author brings myth, magic, dragons, humans, Greek gods, immortals, and Olympus egos together to craft a tale of love, loss, honor and revenge. Try explaining to your boss that you were late for work because a dragon held you captive. Seriously, I was never late, but it was close a couple of times.
This past week Liar’s Key, a Sharpe and Donovan novel, by Carla Neggers was released. I can’t wait to get into the story.
A few years ago, I was fortunate to attend a presentation by author, Craig Johnson. I bought my first book at the event and have been a fan ever since. Number twelve in the Longmire series, An Obvious Fact, was also released last week. It’s on my must read list. You can’t go wrong with a Longmire novel.
Some might say I use favorite authors as an excuse to abandon my writing projects. Not so. In fact taking a few minutes to recharge my creative juices in the pages of a well crafted story fires my own creativity. It allows me to return to my work refreshed and productive. I wonder how many pages I can write tonight.