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Today’s Wisdom Key

Well-meaning people are not difficult to recognize. Common sense dictates that if someone in your circle does not uplift you, it’s a good chance that they don’t mean you well or are even envious, and would rather pull you down. Pay attention to the signs and be very careful since ignoring the obvious may lead to regret.

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A real passion or desire to achieve your goals and dreams cannot be chased away by the constant storms of life. If achieving that dream has been embedded into the very fiber of your being, nothing and no one is a powerful enough deterrent. No one, that is – other than you. Something that’s impossible for you to achieve would never have been ingrained in the fiber of your soul. Despite all obstacles, roadblocks and setbacks – your passion, determination and faith can take you directly to your destiny.

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The more you complain, the worse you are bound to feel. Try to find a solution instead of incessantly complaining about the problem. If it is an issue you cannot change, recognize that fact for what it is and do what you can to make your life better. A person who would rather complain instead of taking positive action, submits himself to a life of failure and regret.

 

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Don’t overlook the actions for the words. If a person says they will do something and never does, it’s a good chance they never wanted to. There are only so many times a person can forget.

 

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Author Fun!

Author Fun:   13 Questions About Diane Morasco!

 

Diane Morasco’s debut title to be released in November 2016 is Even Tough Women Can Crack Like Eggs Sometimes. It is a book that I am anxiously awaiting and it covers some deep stuff relating to childhood abuse, domestic violence, self-acceptance and so much more.  Today, I have the honor of doing a little fun post so that we would all get to know her a little better.

  1. Where is your favorite place to write?

    Anywhere there is water. But since I am presently up in New England, it is my living room.

  1. Coffee or Tea?

    Tea!

  1. Favorite book of all-time?

     The Secret of the Old Clock by Carolyn Keene. I really thought ol’ Carolyn wrote it. I was duped.

  1. NaNoWriMo yes or no?

    I have signed up, but I haven’t actually dived in…until now. This November I am jumping in the NaNoWriMo ocean with a few other writing cookie cakes.

  1. Genre that you would write if you had no restrictions?

    Hmmm…a romance.

  1. If you could have any superpower what would it be?

    Telekinesis, baby!

  1. Favorite author?

    Uh oh! From the time I was eleven it has been the legendary Queen of Suspense, the lovely Mary Higgins Clark.

  1. What kind of music do you listen to when you write?
    I was unable to listen to anything but white noise from my air purifier, the A/C or the fan while writing the first five or six chapters of Even Tough Women Crack Like Eggs Sometimes. However, when I reached the chapter that unleashed the tsunami, I knew it wasn’t going to be a silent ride from that point on. Tears are welling as I think back to that afternoon. Good gravy! That chapter was TOUGH! It made every fiber in my being pop off like fireworks. I blasted old-school hip-hop on my Bose to get me through those scenes.

I can only listen to Rainy Mood while writing. Thank goodness for Rainy Mood. Thank you to the genius who created it. And, thank you to my fellow writers at The Smarter Artist for letting me know this website and app existed. I also listen to Coffitivity when I am sportin’ my J Fox Ink ™ publisher cap. Again, I want to thank my fellow writing tribe over at The Smarter Artist for directing me there. For those who aren’t familiar, Coffitivity recreates the ambient sounds of a cafe to boost your creativity and help you work better. You can listen online or download the app. I do both. It just depends on my mood.  Although, when my cells are crackling like grease in a fire pit from the scenes I am writing, I blast hip-hop on my Bose – or I hit the pavement for an hour. I am blessed to have my own mini home gym, but lately, I have grabbed Hope and we hit the streets for me to get it out.

  1. If you could live anywhere in the world where will it be?

    Italy – Capri!

  1. What do you do when you get writer’s block?

    I am blessed not to know this beast. Thank you, God. Thank you, Universe.

  1. Are you a plotter or a pantser?
    Cue the audio for *crickets* as I make a face and giggle. I am not a plotter. I cannot grasp the concept. I just cannot. Cannot. My creative side just will not have any of that left brain nonsense in her creative studio.

However, the title chapters for Even Tough Women Crack Like Eggs Sometimes flowed out of me before I wrote one word of the book. I have written TOUGH based on the chapter titles. Which, for me, is nothing short of a miracle. Divine Inspiration has been the One navigating TOUGH. I have shared this with a soupçon of people from the beginning about being guided through out this book. I have been guided from the first day I started writing it. I guess, I am now what Kristen Martin calls a PLOTSER! Hmmm…I guess I will find out if I am an official “PLOTSER” with the other two books on the J Fox Ink™ production schedule to be released on December 13th and December 30th.

  1. Do you have a playlist for your characters?

    Not there yet.

  1. Do you write every day?
    Nope. Ya gotta have balance. It’s like exercise – ya gotta give your muscles time to rejuvenate, so ya have to rest. I do make lists and jot down creative things and business things every day. However, I am weaning myself off of that nonsense, which is not easy. I can’t always be a curvalicious boss. *wink*

Thank you, Diane.

For more about Diane and her upcoming releases, just visit her website at:
www.dianemorasco.com

Facebook @DianeNicoleMorasco

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’10 Minutes before Sleeping’ & ‘CARA’ are now available to pre-order!

Yes, that’s right! They’re now available at Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Apple and other online retailers. Availability to pre-order at Amazon will be announced in October.

 

10 Minutes before Sleeping coverNever push a woman to her limit when all she knows is pain. From the author of No. 1 bestsellers Cornelius & Infestation: A Small Town Nightmare.

10 Minutes before Sleeping is a powerful story of a young woman named Eva left on the doorstep of a neighbor as a child by her very own mother. She is abused, neglected, rejected and without a legal footing in the only place she knows as “home”. All the odds appear to be stacked against her and those looking from the outside in seriously wonder how one human being could be expected to battle such atrocities without making a fateful decision to end it all far quicker than it ever began.

As a young girl, Eva struggles to obtain an education at the resistance of a woman who was left with the responsibility to raise her, but years later finally finds what she believes is true love. This event, ironically, progresses to a further downward spiral that costs this young woman her three most precious gifts in the world, thus evoking a snap decision that occurs ten minutes before sleeping.

Pre-order now at:

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Book 3 in the stand-alone ‘Cornelius Saga’.

cara-cornelius-book-3 Some children keep terrible secrets…

Book one: Cornelius – #1 bestseller November 2015

CARA

Young Rosie Cullen has found a new friend in a mysterious loner named Cara. Rosie knows her only by her first name, but feels she has an obligation to be there for her in an otherwise lonely existence. Mira, Rosie’s gifted mother, allows the budding friendship for a time, but soon senses that something isn’t quite right.

Dark, disturbing secrets involving the strange little girl begin to surface and the Cullens will eventually discover that what they initially thought was a worthy deed has turned out to be an unforgettable nightmare.

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