In most blog tours, a single author appears on a variety of blogs, moving around the Internet and allowing the readers of those blogs get to know the author.

In the Merry-Go-Round Blog Tour, the authors stay on their blogs and it's you, the reader, who takes the tour.

Each month, our participating authors from around the world agree to blog on a single topic throughout the month. By following the links in each month's post, you'll discover a whole bunch of new authors in a variety of genres, levels of experience, and styles of writing.

We hope you enjoy the trip and come back each month for a new spin around the globe.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

MGR Tour: Ideal Writing Retreat

I had fun with this month's prompt.  Go read about it here.

Zette's Retreat

Yes, I am late again. Sigh.
I've been busy with the writing stuff. I just finished the last big edit of a novel (In the Shadow of Giants) and just have to wait back on stuff from the editor. This is going to be my first release for 2015. It's been difficult work, but I love the story.
      Which brings me to the subject of this month . . . The Perfect Writing Retreat.
        I would have a problem with something like this. I really would, and not because I can't write away from home. 

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Merry-Go-Round Blog Tour for February: What Would Be My Dream Writing Retreat?

A dream writing retreat? I don't know. I'm new to writing, as many of you know from reading these posts. I started writing in late 2011. I have a nice set-up in the third bedroom of our house with a main computer, a small TV as a monitor, and a glass-topped desk. But I have been known to hand-write stories in the back seat of our car when we're on a road trip, in the local coffee shop and even in a tiny notebook in the waiting area of the local tire shop when my car's tires were being changed out.

But where would I love to be when writing? Click here to read more.

The Merry-Go-Round Blog Tour is sponsored by the website Forward Motion ( The tour is you, the reader, travelling the world from author’s blog to author’s blog. There are all sorts of writers at all stages in their writing career, so there’s always something new and different to enjoy. If you want to get to know the nearly twenty other writers check out the rest of the tour at!  Up next: Jean Schara

Thursday, February 12, 2015

I always thought it would be easier to get away for a writing retreat after the kids left home and we retired. No obligations, no kids to take priority, no...

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Thursday, February 5, 2015

Dream Writing Retreat: 2015 Merry-Go-Round Blog Tour

2015 Merry Go Round Blog TourWhen I was in college, I had this image of my life afterwards as a permanent writing retreat. I would live in a cabin in the woods, only come out for supplies, and write all the time.

Well, life happened.

I met my husband before I graduated, we had two kids shortly after, and writing became a hobby I slipped into the cracks between working full time, caring for the boys, and enjoying myself.

What I realize now, though, is just how quickly I would have grown stagnant, become a hermit with nothing new to say, had I made that dream happen.

I have written on a Palm Pilot with an IR keyboard while at noisy kids places like Chuck E. Cheese, Great America, and my favorite though now defunct, The Discovery Zone. I have written while sitting in my car outside of my son’s first college (a high school/college hybrid) on my phone. I have written while standing in line at the DMV, using the notes function on my Kindle... Read more on Tales to Tide You Over.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Better late than never?

Better late than never? Here's my Merry-Go-Round blog post for January :)

I've been struggling all month to write this post, not because the post itself is so difficult but because the goals I wanted to write about refused to stay put. I knew I was going to need to be flexible what with the first grandbaby arriving in February and the usual family obligations and impromptu weekends in the mountains, but the lists I came up with were more than flexible. It didn't seem to matter what order I put things in, or whether I changed one project for another. They were all equally arbitrary and equally impossible to believe in. (Read more at Cowgirl in New England)

Where -- no, how -- I work best

If you could work anywhere you wanted, do you know where it would be? For me, it's not so much a place as a way of working. Come by my blog and see what I mean.