Archive for : October, 2017

Author Quote for the Day

“I write to find strength.
I write to become the person that hides inside me.
I write to light the way through the darkness for others.
I write to be seen and heard.
I write to be near those I love.
I write by accident, promptings, purposefully and anywhere there is paper.
I write because my heart speaks a different language that someone needs to hear.
I write past the embarrassment of exposure.
I write because hypocrisy doesn’t need answers, rather it needs questions to heal.
I write myself out of nightmares.
I write because I am nostalgic, romantic and demand happy endings.
I write to remember.
I write knowing conversations don’t always take place.
I write because speaking can’t be reread.
I write to sooth a mind that races.
I write because you can play on the page like a child left alone in the sand.
I write because my emotions belong to the moon; high tide, low tide.
I write knowing I will fall on my words, but no one will say it was for very long.
I write because I want to paint the world the way I see love should be.
I write to provide a legacy.
I write to make sense out of senselessness.
I write knowing I will be killed by my own words, stabbed by critics, crucified by both misunderstanding and understanding.
I write for the haters, the lovers, the lonely, the brokenhearted and the dreamers.
I write because one day someone will tell me that my emotions were not a waste of time.
I write because God loves stories.
I write because one day I will be gone, but what I believed and felt will live on.”
Shannon L. Alder

Quote for Today

“Start writing, no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on.”
Louis L’Amour

I have been terribly remiss about using my webpage. My cousin Butch, passed away recently and when I was at the memorial service friends from the past kept asking about my next book. The only excuse I will give is that I am working full-time once again and that stops me sometimes from doing extra things. I can work 40 hours a week, keep a clean home, cook meals and visit family and friends once in awhile, but not much more.

I have one friend that has always been eager for the second book to read. He says it with such entheusiam that he makes me feel embarrassed that I haven’t yet finished. Right after the service I pulled the dusty manuscript from the closet and started to work on it. I am well on my way now.

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