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Saturday, May 13, 2017

Terri Molina: Just Like Starting Over

Just Like Starting Over

Hello Everyone! Thanks for stopping by. I’m Terri Molina, and I write Tex-Mex romance. You can learn more about me at www.terrimolina.com

I can’t believe it’s been a year and a half since I posted here. Thank you, RTG, for having me back.

So, what’s life been like since I’ve been gone? Crazy busy, pretty much.

As you may, or may not, know, my husband lost his job in 2015 and by the end of the year, we decided to uproot our family and move back to Texas to start our own tower lighting company, a job my husband had been doing previously. Basically, our job is to climb towers and change out the lights or beacons as needed. My sons do the climbing and occasionally I work on the ground. Since Texas has a large number of lighted towers, he decided it was the best place to open. Plus, it’s home and what better place to start over?
What a tower looks like in a book.

And  when you are working on it!

Anyway, as for the writerly side, it has its ups and downs. In all honesty, I haven’t been getting much writing done, or not as much as I’d like. I’m a neurotic writer. I go through spurts when I feel like everything I write is garbage and I’m a hack and I’ll never write another book. Sometimes I think my muse decided to stay in Arizona and taunt me from afar. Haha
Nevertheless, I do plan to get back to writing. I have a novel to finish and a few to start. The ideas haven’t lapsed just the motivation to sit-butt-in-chair has. But, I’m working on bringing my muse home.

Some things that help are, reading (for sure) books by the authors who motivate me like Nora Roberts, Jayne Krentz, Lisa Gardner, Lee Child…and occasionally I’ll read one of the authors sitting on my bookshelf just for a chance of pace (haha, writer joke).

Other things that get the gears working are long walks, long drives, attending writing workshops and watching detective type TV shows. Then, sometimes, I just go back and reread the synopsis of the book I’m writing (if there is one).

Eventually I will finish the book-in-progress and get it out there. Then my whole “ack, I’m supposed to write another book?” neuroses will start all over again.

Thank you for reading. If you’d like to see a list of my books you can follow this link to my Amazon page


Judith Ashley said...

Terri, Thanks for joining us on this Mother's Day weekend!!! I've learned something new from you...strange that I never really wondered what happened when those lights went out on those mega-tall towers. Now I do because of you. I also find inspiration from reading favorite authors and I've been rereading some of them this year. Just started seriously writing new words on the prequels to the novels in my series. Looking forward to your new book(s) getting out there. Keep us updated!

Diana McCollum said...

Welcome back to Romancing the Genres! Happy Mothers Day to you. Like Judith, I never thought about who changes the lights towers. I I thought who ever owned them did. I love your book covers.

Terri Molina said...

Thank you Judith for inviting me back. It's funny how no one considers certain jobs until you learn that someone actually does them. ;) Congrats on the new series. And, Happy Blogoversary and a belated Happy Mother's Day!

Terri Molina said...

Thank you Diana, it's great to be back for the weekend. If I'd remembered it was Mother's Day Weekend when I wrote the post, I'd have given a shout out or something. Happy Belated Mother's Day!! =)

Sarah Raplee said...

I'm catching up on missed post reading, and here you are! It's really good to catch up on what you are up to. I'd love to get your feedback on BLINDSIGHT, my debut book . The hero is Mexican-American. I love your books and you better get the next one finished, missy!

I can totally relate to 'life' happening to derail your writing. It's happened to me more than once. The key is to get back on the writing 'horse' as soon as you are able.

I would be really sad if you gave up writing, Terri!