Blog Fest Day 16- Witches of Appalachia

I always wanted to write a story dealing with witches in the Appalachian Mountains.  I don't think its a far stretch because I'm sure there are some witches in the high country.  I wanted to add a fantasy element to the story, however.  I'm short on time, but hopefully I can pull you in enough… Continue reading Blog Fest Day 16- Witches of Appalachia

Blog Fest #I don’t even know what number I’m on anymore….

Apparently on my days off from work, I don't get to post anything.  Poor excuse I know, but here is the continuation of Becca's experience in the haunted stacks of Penn State's Pattee Library.  Thanks for reading! Becca was a rational young woman. She was not prone to wild thoughts or unrealistic superstitions, but the… Continue reading Blog Fest #I don’t even know what number I’m on anymore….

Blog Fest Day 8- Murder in the Stacks

This is a story that is near and dear to my heart because it takes place on the campus of my Alma Mater, Penn State.  This November will mark the 46th anniversary of the mysterious death of Betsy Aardsma, the young grad student whose murder in the stacks of the library was never solved.  Her memory… Continue reading Blog Fest Day 8- Murder in the Stacks

Three Reasons Your Writing Career is Stuck

This is post that every blogger/writer should read. I think we’ve all been here before and we should all understand that it’s normal to feel this way! Just keep trucking and even if you don’t make money at it (like most of us), just do it for the love of the game!

Kristen Lamb's Blog

Original Image via Flickr Creative Commons, courtesy of Mike Spasoff Original Image via Flickr Creative Commons, courtesy of Mike Spasoff

Writing is a uniquely difficult profession for more than a number of reasons. There are a lot of things we could have chosen to do that would have been easier. For instance, discovering life on Mars, developing telepathy, or inventing gluten-free dairy-free calorie-free carb-free pizza that smooths wrinkles the more slices you eat.

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There are days that even I go. Really, Kristen? You HAD to be a writer? You could have been a brain surgeon by now.

Then my muse comes back and says, “What? And take the EASY way out?”

Me and my Muse Me and my Muse

This is a tough tough job and I am here to let you know…

It never gets easier.

Ever.

It’s like Space Invaders. It just gets faster and faster and harder and harder…until you DIE.

Or give up.

You’re welcome.

This is why we…

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