Wednesday, January 10, 2018

To Write or Bust! & Giveaway

The more you write, the easier it is to write. 

In some ways, I believe it’s true and in others I call “Bullshit” a la Penn & Teller. 

Starting on New Year’s Day, I started trying to get my writing chops going. I’ve been non-productive, laying low and life hasn’t been cooperative. But with the 100-day challenge with author Maren Smith, I knew I had to start somewhere. 

That’s where we always start, right? With 0 words. And eventually we finish. Being in a mountain cabin with my family wasn’t the most productive. With a slow beginning of 240 words, 367 and 400 — on my fourth day, I finally broke 1,000 words. 

It took some grouching and snapping to be left alone but it happened. Some say that the process of writing gets easier. Then again, after finishing and publishing more than 40 books, novellas and short stories, there are days that it definitely doesn’t feel that way.

The good thing is that with the open writing community, I know I’m not alone!

Right now, I’m in the process of revising the first The Vampire, The Witch & The Werewolf novel, A New Orleans Threesome for Entangled Publishing. It was the second novel I ever wrote, and it’s good to see how far my craft has come. That said, I’m falling in love with the characters of Lawrence, Trevor and Lily all over again.

So maybe, while there are a few hiccups along the way, there’s a reason why we keep doing this!

What are your thoughts? Does it ever really get any easier?

Giveaway! Are you near the New Orleans area, or have plans to be there next month? I’ve got four tickets to giveaway to For the Love of Books & NOLA. Depending upon the interest, these can be four individual tickets or two pairs!

For the Love of Books & NOLA

February 10, 2018, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
New Orleans Marriott

Tell me: What would you like to see in New Orleans?

To enter, leave a comment and enter via the Rafflecopter! Winner will be pulled at random on Thursday, Jan. 11, at noon PST.  

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Hope to see you there!

Louisa Bacio


  1. Food. Always food. Lol. Other than that even though I live close to NOLA I haven't ever been on a cemetery tour or been to the Mardi Gras World. One of these days though I'm going to make it lol

    1. I can't wait! Definitely going to take the Teen on a cemetery tour and probably a ghost one!

  2. I have to go back to Cemetery No 1.
    And food! Yes..... for sure more food. A stop at Daisy Dukes and of course sweets.....

    1. There are so many wonders. NOLA feels like a second home.