Liz Durano

A Saturday Update #authorlife

I’ve lost count of how long it’s been since we started lockdown. The vegetables we planted when this all began are now ready to be harvested, like the tomatoes I used for this morning’s breakfast omelet. I still… Read More

Update: Currently Down

As the title says, I’m currently down (again) with the remnants of the flu from last week. Maybe I shouldn’t have stopped taking the medicine, thinking I was fine because the congestion returned with a vengeance and boy,… Read More

17 More Days Before the End of the Decade!

Can you believe it?! 17 more days and a new decade begins! A decade ago, I was nine months pregnant with LilDude and scared to death about what would happen during his delivery since he had been diagnosed… Read More

“There’s a story that wants to be told…”

It’s Friday and I’m scrolling through the hundreds of drafts on my dashboard but never published and this was one of them. I don’t even know why I didn’t press that button but it could have been the… Read More

I Did It!

Yup, I wrote 51k words in November! It wasn’t for one book per se but two novellas (under 40k word books) although I don’t know when I’ll publish them. I’ve kinda become gun-shy about publishing my books fast… Read More

A Bit of Nature

Another day without a laptop or a computer… can you tell? Today, LilDude and I went hiking again. Our goal was to reduce his fear of “bugs” since the last time we hiked, he was running away from… Read More

Saturday Distractions

Day three of no laptop/computer and so far, I’m still… sane. Well, maybe I was a bit cranky last night but it helps to have an iPad and a few wireless keyboards to make sure you still hit… Read More

Musings Over Coffee: When You’re Without Your Computer But You Need to Put Down the Words…

So my 2011 MacBook Pro fizzled the other night and it’s at the computer repair shop where they tell me it will probably be about five to seven days BEFORE they can even look at it since they’re… Read More

Average… (is) invisible

The next time you catch yourself being average when you feel like quitting, realize that you have only two good choices: Quit or be exceptional. Average is for losers. Am I being too harsh? Isn’t your time and… Read More

Writing Again!

Just like it says on the tin, I’m writing again. More like, rewriting since now that I’ve finally let go of the last ambitious project that was on my plate (the steamy novellas to coincide with 10 holidays… Read More

Musings Over Coffee: Writing to Your Strengths

Years ago, I did the Personality Type test that said I was ENFP, a Campaigner. I posted the assessment results on my blog and then moved on, mainly because while it was cool to be someone who was “a… Read More

Musings Over Coffee: Characters & Relationships We Need to Write About More

Saw this on Facebook but can’t find the source (but if you find it, please let me know) and so far, I’ve written at least eight of these characters although some of their stories have yet to be… Read More