Liz Durano

Weekly Update #amwriting

I took this photo during my first trip to the Frick Collection in New York’s Upper West Side three years ago this week. It was from a free paper I picked up along the way and I still… Read More

Tuesday Word Count

I wanted to write this last night but my mind was done after writing 3,133 words. Yup, 3,133 words for a total word count last night of 16k and change. More words! pic.twitter.com/SBFlWRLGEX — Liz Durano (@Lizdurano) August… Read More

Sunday Word Count #excerpt

I got to 680 before everyone woke up and it’s time to get off the computer and step outside for a while. That’s 11109 words into my holiday novella and so far, I think I may have found… Read More

#AmWriting, Yes I Am

Somewhere on this blog is a private page that has 32 covers I’ve purchased hoarded since I began publishing—and that number doesn’t include the covers I’ve made. Yes, you read it right. Thirty-two covers. And I can’t show… Read More

A New Day

The little dude is attending a Lego engineering class next door and while I thought it would be a good idea to be his “aide” like the one he had during his school year in case he’d be… Read More

A New Week

This weekend has been crazy in the author world. It’s a miracle I got to write anything at all with everything going on, seeing friends’ books taken down, threatened with lawsuits, and feeling sick to my stomach (and… Read More

A Thousand Words In

 

Authorly Distractions: Pinterest

Here we go again. I’m stuck. Again. Yup, it’s that same WIP again. Sawyer’s story that was supposed to be filled with so much angst and heartache. Apparently, subconscious writer-me isn’t exactly down with that and so Naughty… Read More

Diving Back In

So last week I lamented my lack of motivation to write. It made me sound lazy (I am but that’s beside the point) and in need of validation with every chapter I wrote. Then I took a closer… Read More

And So It Begins… #nanowrimo

It’s November 1st, which means it’s the first day of National Novel Writing Month where millions of writers around the world strive to write at least 50K words in 30 days. It’s crazy. Expect laundry to pile up,… Read More

Back On the (Right) Track Again

After going off the rails with my last project, it’s crunch time right now. I’ll either make my preorder or I don’t. And if I make the deadline, I’ll probably end up with subpar work because, well, I… Read More

Windblown

It’s been a long detour, I tell you, and I think I’m finally back on track. And whose music gets me back on track for the series his song started in the first place? Yup, Brendan James!