Liz Durano

Keep Going

I’ve been the queen of procrastination lately. I’m not happy about it because nothing is getting written. The story I had been so eager to write a few months ago has stalled, with every excuse I can think… Read More

When You Try Something New – Part 2 #outlines

A week ago, I wrote about how plotting for two weeks didn’t work out for me and that I was going back to pants-ing. Yes, I was whining but after much thought and finally a conversation with other… Read More

Time to Write

I can’t believe January is over and now it’s really time for me to get to work. So this morning, I wrote the first 900 words of the next book with more words to come later today. My… Read More

When You’re Trying Something New And It Just Doesn’t Work #iamnotaplotter

One of the things I’ve been trying for 2018 is to plot my books. Since I’ve got three full novels to publish this year, I figured plotting shouldn’t hurt. Well, two weeks in, I can safely say that… Read More

Share Your World 2018 – Week 2

Time to Share My World, a weekly prompt by Cee’s Photography! Hope you’ll join us as well! Anyway, here are the questions: Do you prefer a bath or shower? I grew up in Southeast Asia and there were… Read More

You Do You, Liz

Yesterday I thought I was on a roll. I had written 1700 words of the new story even amidst the craziness that comes after Christmas. I had my heroine, filled with so much angst I thought I’d hit… Read More

It’s my Indie Pub-Anniversary!

Three years ago today, I clicked Publish on my first book, Finding Sam. Oh, wait, it was yesterday. But never mind that little faux pas. I’d intended to publish my first book on my oldest son’s birthday which… Read More

Things Will Get Better (and Other Musings)

That’s what I tell myself after this week’s many fiascos that have left me shaking my head. Hitting the wrong button to unpublish my latest release and then being unable to track down all the old links that… Read More

Musings Over Coffee: Put On Those Blinders

I was grounded so much when I was growing up that all I had were books, usually Readers Digest books that my mom would order. Classics, Seven Wonders of the World, Ghost Stories, those kinds of titles, and… 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

Done and Dusted… and a Heat Wave

Two weeks ago, we put away the portable air conditioner because, you know, fall is here. Or it’s supposed to be. Well, today the temps hit the three digits and tomorrow this is what we have in store… Read More

Stuck

According to my countdown calendar, I have 19 days before I need to upload my book to retailers and from the looks of things, it’s not going to happen. I have to admit, I came up with a… Read More