Monday, October 13, 2014

When Life Gives You Lemons, Write a Book @KittyB78 #MFRWauthor #amwriting

Life sometimes gets in the way for us writers. Doubly so for the marketing aspects. But, overcoming adversities is not just for authors, but for all humans. Each day we face new choices. Some will affect us for years to come, and will bring dire consequences. But, that is how we {like our characters} grow and become stronger, wiser people. We face our lives one challenge at a time. Sometimes we will make the wrong choice, but as long as we learn from our mistakes, we will grow stronger and work toward the goal of creating a better life for ourselves.

Inspiration can be so difficult to see during the hard times, but it's because you're emotionally involved at that point and unable to see clear and objectively. Take a step back and look at all the good you have in your life. Friends, lovers, family, children, the stark beauty of nature. Look at all the blessings in your life. Simply waking up in the morning is a blessing.

If you look for the negative, you will find negative. If you look for the positive, you will find the positive. Your outlook determines so much of what you discover in life. Is this not the same for each of our characters? Don't their decisions and the events of their pasts mold them into who they become? Don't they have the same choices to make?

These books are a huge help in understanding your characters strengths and weaknesses.
The Positive Trait Thesaurus Writer's Guide to Character Attributes
Negative Trait Thesaurus Writers Character eBook

Life will always knock you down. Learn to roll with the punches and get back up. Then go again.

About the Author
Catrina Barton is a real go-getter, who in 2006 turned her avid reading addiction since three, into a vigorous passion for writing. Especially New Adult Romances. Drawing on her knowledge as a Kung-Fu Instructor she makes her fight scenes both realistic and action packed.

When not indulging her fertile imagination to craft stories for your reading pleasures she enjoys hiking with her family and amateur belly dancing.

Proud member of many writing and marketing groups. An active participant at Critique Circle and several other crit groups. Her love of writing and her family rival her exhilaration from helping fellow writers. That's why she created her blog: Kitty's Inner Thoughts.

Fave Personal Quote
"An author cannot grow without both constructive criticism and encouragement."