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Good evening, Write Edge readers! I hope you’re safe and warm. We’re almost ready to crack open some pizza boxes with good friends, but I knew I couldn’t let the weekend start without saying hello to all of you. :>

First, a book review, but this time it’s about my writing instead of one I’ve written. Several months ago, I had the good fortune to be published in the multi-genre anthology Elemental Tales by the Facebook writing group Stone Soup. Here’s one of the most recent reviews, which mentions my story, “Washed Clean”, by name. If you haven’t checked out the collection, please do so and leave a review as well. Reviews, positive and negative, all help writers gain visibility. Check out the review on Curled Up With a Good Book  out of the U.K.!

And, of course, my Instagram pics. Find out what I got for Christmas! (Yes, I know it isn’t Christmas yet. :D) Check out the latest posts with my handle, @EktaRGarg, or on my Facebook author page where you can find other fun stuff too.

Have a wonderful weekend, readers! (Now it’s time for pizza!)


Ending the year strong

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Good morning, Write Edge readers! I hope you all had a safe, warm Thanksgiving full of time with loved ones and yummy meals. Now we’re back to the work week with the chill of the holidays and the Christmas season in the air!

It’s the last month of the year and the decade, and I’ve chosen to end this year strong. More on that in a minute, but first I’d like to share this week’s motivational quote. I think it speaks directly to what I’m trying to do and, really, to any life passion or goal you all might be pursuing:

“Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day-in and day-out.”—Robert Collier

As for ending the year strong, I’ve got a detailed plan in place on how to finish the current draft of my novel. That involves a lot of writing time, which I need to devote to the book almost exclusively if I want to finish this draft by the end of 2019 (there, now I’ve declared it publicly, and I’m counting on all of you to keep me honest!) To that end, for this month only, I’m going to put The Write Edge Writing Workshop on hiatus. Of course, there are still plenty of fun stories to read if you want to check out some past works. Be sure to do so and tell me what you think of them!

I’m not stepping away from this space completely, however. How could I, when all of you support me so much on a weekly basis? You’ll still get book reviews (because, let’s face it, I can’t stop reading no matter what’s going on in my life.) In fact, there will be a new one up on Wednesday. Find out what I thought about the thriller The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena. Check out the review on The Write Edge Bookshelf this week!

At the end of the week it’s back to Instagram pics! You can find my previous posts with my handle, @EktaRGarg, or on my Facebook author page (where there are other fun things exclusive to Facebook.) Come back for those on Friday!

Have a fantastic week, readers, and thanks for all the love!