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Get Writing!!!

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MP900426540I’m here for your Monday Morning  Pep Talk!  You can’t be a Best Selling Author if you don’t put the words on the page!

Whether you are shooting for a 3,000 word count today or a 200 — Get to it!   You CAN finish that idea you have running around in your head if you let the idea flow out your fingers.  Turn your internet off, turn the data off on your phone, open up your document, and type SOMETHING.

Why, yes, I am bossy.  Thank you for noticing! 😀  Get writing!

Leave a comment with your word goal today and when you reach it come back and let us know.

NOW GET THOSE FINGERS  a’CLICKING

Need Motivation?  Here are some Writing Prompts

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Writer’s Support Group

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For sometime now I have been tossing around creating a private group on Facebook for a few author friends.  Well, I did it this morning!  Yes, I belong to some very large groups that are great but I find the bigger the group, the bigger my inhibitions become about sharing my stuff.  I also get asked many questions on a weekly basis about starting a blog or getting published.  There is a wealth of knowledge out there on the net and learning this stuff doesn’t just happen over night.  It takes time.  Lots of time and the self-publishing industry is changing the face of publishing like we have never seen before and putting the power back in the author’s court.  We have so much more control now and it is an exciting time to be a writer!

With that being said, there are a lot of things that authors can lack in– a community!  This is important!!  As the saying goes, “Writing is a solitary art, but that doesn’t mean you have to be lonely.”

If you are a new writer, established, or you have fiddled around with writing a story and never finished, this group may be for you.

I created a group.  It is a private group.  It WILL be a helpful group.  It WILL be a respectful group.

If this sounds like something you would like to be a part of then answer these three questions:

#1 Are you an aspiring writer of Fiction, Fantasy, or Sci-FY?

#2 Do you need a community to bounce ideas off of?

#3 Are you a Christian?  (Yes, I went there! 🙂 )

Tell me about yourself! If you leave a comment with your email I will send you an invite to this group.  Now to avoid the spammer bots that slink around the web when you type your email don’t place the .com or space out each letter and I will figure it out.  I will then comment that I sent you an invite so you can look for the invitation!

 

~~Neasha

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Riv and Ella~~

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MP900448532Flash Fiction…

I’m surprised the sun is shining this morning. I promised him I would wait. I promised I would be outside this fenced in prison. I would physically be here when he got out, and I did wait, but my heart died long ago. It’s been three years since he’s been behind bars and away, and if I were being honest it has been peaceful. Peace is something I never knew while he was out.

I’ve got a job now at the farmer’s market in town. I don’t sell food there, I just schlep from vendor to vendor helping out where I can. Nothing the average person would brag about however, it is huge for me. I am thankful for any job I can get especially since my reputation in this town is as tarnished as garage-sale silverware.

I stopped the heroin after Riv went to prison but not by choice. I didn’t want to stop but I didn’t have a choice. I was placed in a detox center then to a long-term facility to get clean. I think about it every day though, the high. It is a memory, a want, which every cell of my body remembers. The dreams have stopped. The dreams where I was shooting up with it and feeling the rush. Even though it made me deadly sick, my hair started to fall out, and the mind tunnels, the dark hollow tunnels that I don’t want to think about now… My teeth hadn’t started to deteriorate yet, but that was just a matter of time. I would have sex with strangers to get it, I would rob my family and strangers to get it, I would vomit uncontrollably if I went to long without it, and I would have shaking withdrawals so badly I could hear my teeth chatter. Yes, it was the devil and still I would have done all I could do to get it in my veins. At least I used to…

Riv walked out of a large heavy door and I could hear it clank and lock behind him. He looked healthy and strong. I haven’t seen him healthy since we were younger. Rubbing my face I take a deep breath as he walked towards my brother’s car. Why did I agree to this? Why did I agree to pick him up? Why did I feel obligated to answer his letter back? Why? I could feel my heart-rate increase. I hated that he had this kind of power on me. Then again, it was my fault he was here…

I was free from his control. I was free and now I know it will be a daily fight with him. The mood swings, the yelling, the looks of detest. My stomach is in knots and yet, I sit here. I sit here.

“Ella, I didn’t think you would be here?” Riv mumbled as he reached through the door and unlocked it, and quickly pulled it open.

I say nothing.

“Thank you,” He gulped. He was just as nervous as I was at this encounter. He reached over and gently placed his large hand on the back of my neck. “It is going to be different this time. This time we are going to make it work. I am going to stay clean and you and me are going to have a good life. You have been clean, Ella? Right?”

I nodded yes, still yet to speak. I bit my top lip as tears filled my burning eyes. Not tears of joy, but tears of pain. He is lying. I have heard the exact same promise before. My heart has no hope on his recovery, I’m still not sure about mine, and I have no hope in him treating me with respect.

Why did I pick him up? Misery loves company, I guess.

 

Thank you for reading!!  Riv and Ella is a Flash Fiction Story I wrote in 2014 and since then I have actually plotted and outlined the entire story to the ending scene so it has grown.  Just not sure when I will get to it!  I have been looking over all the projects I have going on and thought I would share this one before I publish my new Sci-FY Novel.  This is a CopyWrite of Neasha Hill and the plot is subject to change!  Hope you enjoy it and please leave a comment or edit if you see one! 😀

 

~~Neasha Hill

 

 

I have updated my Facebook Picture… Thoughts?

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Check out my Old made New Facebook page

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To my lovely WordPress Followers,

You can click the picture above and see what I have been up to on Facebook

         I have put off updating my my Facebook page for one reason, when I first published Junior Size Faith in 2013 I embedded my link to my different sites in the eBook edition.   I received a lot of traffic this way and was leery about changing the name.  However, I have other books now and I never started an actual Author page of my own on Facebook because I thought it would confuse the Junior Size Faith fans.  So here we are today, I had to decide to take a chance~~  Introducing my Old but New Facebook page~~ TaaDaa…

What made me sit up and pay attention to my Branding is another awesome review I received-

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          ~~Neasha