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wait til next week

Thursday was my day to write the next installment of The Mental Ward. Then I got called into work on Thursday. And now it is Saturday, and I'm tapping out this pitiful excuse on a phone so you guys know I haven't forgotten you. I'm out of town at the moment, but I'll be home next week. And I'll work on the next piece of the story then. I can hardly wait to share the finale with you!!!

The Mental Ward - Let Her Go (37)

Beth went completely limp, her short hair sweeping across her forehead.  Emery screamed and flung herself at the officers.  Fingernails, elbows, teeth -- she fought like a madman.  But then two strong hands grasped her shoulders and held her at arms' length.  She looked up into the angry face of Thompson.       "Don't care who you are, but if you assault an officer that is cause for punishment."  He cocked his head at her.  "Spend a night in my jail and you'll never try a stunt like this again."      "Let her go." Emery lowered her eyebrows, putting all the authority possible into her gaze as she met the officer's eyes.      He stared into Emery's face until Emery could feel her ears turning red.  Then he grinned.  "No."      Emery flung herself backward and lifted both feet, thrusting them against Thompson's stomach with all her might.  Some sound between a grunt and a gasp erupted from his mouth, and his grip loo…

Inspiration from Author Emily Ann Putzke

Hi everyone! I’m Emily Ann Putzke, author ofIt Took a War,Ain’t We Got Fun, and my newest novelResist which released this week. Today I’m going to share five of my favorite writing websites.


The Online Etymology Dictionaryis a wonderful resource for historical writers. If you find your characters saying things you’re not sure are historically accurate, this site is your friend. It will tell you the year the word was first used.


Helping Writers Become Authorsis a great website chocked full of advice. Peruse their site for advice on both the writing and publishing process. The author, K.M. Weiland, also posts daily writing quotes on her Facebook page that are either encouraging or downright funny.


I love the layout of She’s Novel. I especially liked her post on

Rooglewood Announcement and Upcoming Posts

The day has finally arrived!  The winners to the Rooglewood contest were announced this morning.  Hurray!

I recognized three titles in the top 10: Guardian of our Beauty, The Brightest Thread, and Freeze/Thaw.  And you have no idea how excited I was to see those names!!!  I'm so proud of you guys!

Congratulations to all the winners and finalists!  I'm looking forward to hearing more of your stories soon!

If you haven't yet, please head over to Rooglewood's page to see the winners list and the other five finalists!


For those of you who won the contest, you will now be plunged into the exciting world of editing and publishing.  But the rest of us have to wait on the stories that will emerge this summer.
What do we do while we wait?
Keep writing and read some good stories, of course!!!
To help us with that, my friend, Emily Ann Putzke, will be on my blog this afternoon to talk about her favorite writing websites.  Emily has three published novels and the latest one, Resis…