Lillith Black

Exploring life through writing

My Must-Haves When I Write

In one of my previous posts I talked about the Inspiration and how, rather waiting for the inspiration to write, you should write first and the inspiration will surely follow. However, there is that subject of actually writing. How do you make yourself get into that writing chair daily and stick to it? And once […]

Share the Inspiration, My Favorite Quotes

As I am following my 500 words a day plan (still going strong!), I wanted to share something with you. As writers we know the power of a word. We write thousands of words that paint stories that make readers laugh and cry and feel as if they are in the middle of the story. […]

Inspiration and Writing Daily

Inspiration is lazy and loves to sleep. Don’t wait for it to show up on a date. Bring yourself and begin to write. Set yourself a goal, 200 words, 500, 2K, whatever and you might wake the Inspiration up from its slumber.   I don’t know what it is. Maybe it’s the sound of clicking […]

Sleepwalker Chronicles, Chapter 1

Today, as a Mother’s Day gift to myself, I decided to set aside fear and doubt and begin to show my baby to the world. I am posting the opening chapter of the Sleepwalker Chronicles, my first paranormal YA novel I am planning to publish at the end of this year. This is still work […]

I Disappear When I Write

I heard somewhere that Jules Verne was so engrossed in his writing that when he was working on a chapter taking place in Arctic, he got sick with flu. It happens to all of us more often than not, when we write, we become so much part of the story, we transport there and the […]

Be Flexible With Your Tools

Every writer has a favorite method of putting words on paper. Some like composition books and a #2 pencil. Some love a pretty moleskin journal and a nice, easy flowing pen. Some love laptops and some are cool with a tablet on a go and some still use good old typewriters. I am a computer […]

A Perfect Writing Spot

Once upon a time I was obsessed with finding a perfect writing spot. I was only beginning to write my first novel and the level of self-doubt was off the charts. I didn’t know what to write, I feared that I will run out of ideas after each chapter, I was worried about the plot […]

Multi-tasking and Writing

I think I am not a multi-tasker. I always thought I was, and god knows at work I act like I am at least two people at all times, but when it comes to writing, I’m just not. For the past six months I’ve been working on my book and that caused me to completely […]

A Lesson in Patience

Last night an orchid I have been babysitting for exactly a year finally bloomed. I was beside myself with joy, I really thought the day would never come. You might not understand what’s the big deal here, but then you need to know one thing about me. I have a green thumb when it comes […]

Why Do I Love to Write

When my day gets crazy (which is pretty much every day) and I have no time left to do anything but chores, I may ask myself: Why do I even bother trying to write and continuing to make my fruitless attempts to sit down and jot down an idea or two, or a paragraph, or […]