Archive | March, 2013

Motivational Monday ~ External Inspiration

4 Mar
Now available in print

Now available in print!

I’ve always been a firm believer that no one can motivate someone else to do something they don’t want to do, not for the long run anyway. I often say this about my children. They have to want good grades. I can encourage them. Provide the tools they need, but I can’t do it for them. (I refuse to do it for them!)

To be successful in anything, a person has to be self motivated. This is especially true for writers. How else is a person going to go from idea to finished novel? It’s a long journey. The desire has to come from with-in.

However, a little “external inspiration” never hurts when it comes to fanning the flames of self-motivation. Mine came in the March 2013 issue of RT Book Reviews. Random Acts, my debut romantic suspense received 4 Stars (out of 4.5 stars) and this wonderful review:

Romantic suspense fans, hold onto your hats because Stone evokes a whirlwind of emotions from the moment her book begins. This engaging story with a tough-as-nails heroine kicks off with a mystery readers will want to sink their teeth into, and the vast array of characters helps it all come together. Though a bit vague at times, Stone’s story is still easy to follow and so good it’s terrifying.

Whenever I get in a lull in my current project, I think back to this wonderful review and keep chugging along. How do you motivate yourself when you’re feeling uninspired?

One last thing, Random Acts, currently available as an eBook, will be out in print tomorrow, March 5, 2013. Check it out if you get a chance.


Alison Stone