Living Again

on Aug 07, 2014 by Brynn Stein

LivingAgain_FBThumb Hi all,

I’m enjoying my blog tour so far, and have gotten a fair number of responses for my give away. If you haven’t seen any of my other stops on this tour, here’s how the giveaway will work. Comment below, and go to as many sites listed in the blog schedule listed here and comment there as well. Each blog you comment on will earn you one entry for my giveaway. Three prizes will be given. One signed paperback copy, and two electronic copies of Living Again.

Now to talk about other things.

How do you combat procrastination?

I’m working on another story that I hope to submit to Dreamspinner, and I’m almost finished. That seems to be when procrastination hits. When I’m just that close to completed. Then, suddenly, everything else seems more important, shinier, more fun. Everything draws my attention away.

Suddenly the house just has to be immaculate, and that scrapbook I’ve been working on for ten years just has to be done. There are pictures that want painted and photos that want taken. TV shows, that I have on DVD mind you, just have to be watched. Right now.

Now, this time, I do have a little more reason to actually listen to the distractions. Summer is drawing to an end and there really are things that need to be done before that happens. I have lesson plans that really do need to be written…at some point, but after teaching for as long as I have been, I don’t really have to do that right now.

I have birthdays to plan for my two babies who are decidedly not babies anymore, but so far still want to spend their birthdays with their mom. And I have a mom with dementia who really does demand attention.

But that’s not what I’m talking about. I mean those distractions that really could wait.

I love to write. In fact, I often procrastinate on other things by writing. So, why is it that when I get near to the end of a story, that I seem to want to do anything else besides actually finish it.

Is it, in part, that once I finish it, there is no more to write in that world?

That could be part of it. I get so invested in my characters and in their lives, that when I finish a story, it does seem like a loss of sorts. Like the characters had been friends I’ve been spending a lot of time with for months and now, suddenly never see anymore.

What do you think? Authors, do any of you ever struggle with procrastination when writing? Readers, do you ever find yourself procrastinating about finishing anything? Maybe that book you’ve been reading for a long time, or just a project you’ve been working on?
Give me your insight in the comments below.

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Below is my Blog Schedule. Thanks so much for stopping by today. Please pay a visit to these other blog sites as well by clicking on the links below. Don’t forget, the more you comment, the greater your chance of winning a copy of Living Again.

1 Jessica Davies 

2 Grace Duncan

3 Emma Tett

4 Tara Lain

5 Charlie Cochet’s Tea House

6 Lex Chase

7 Anne Barwell 

8 Suki Fleet

9 JP Barnaby

10 Tempest O’Riley 

11 Kit Moss

12 Michael Rupured

13 Shae Connor (8/11/2014)

14 Charley Descateaux (8/14/2014)

15 Elizabeth Noble (8/18/2014)

16 Grace Duncan (8/21/2014 )

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About Brynn Stein

Brynn Stein has always loved to write. Fan fiction, original fiction, whatever. While Brynn wrote in numerous genres—everything from mystery, to contemporary, to supernatural—she had always tended toward strong male characters. And then she discovered “slash,” male/male romance, and all those strong male characters were finally allowed to express their love for one another. It seems that there are always at least two characters clamoring to tell Brynn their story.

Brynn lives in Virginia with one of her two two-legged children, and two four-legged ones. Her supportive family encourages her writing and provides a sounding board for fledgling stories. When she isn’t writing, Brynn teaches children with special needs. In free time, when such a thing exists, she reads anything she can get her hands on, and haunts bookstores. She draws and paints, and enjoys the outdoors—especially if she can get to the beach—and is always thinking about her next story.

LivingAgain_FBThumb Hi all,

I’m enjoying my blog tour so far, and have gotten a fair number of responses for my give away. If you haven’t seen any of my other stops on this tour, here’s how the giveaway will work. Comment below, and go to as many sites listed in the blog schedule listed here and comment there as well. Each blog you comment on will earn you one entry for my giveaway. Three prizes will be given. One signed paperback copy, and two electronic copies of Living Again.

Now to talk about other things.

How do you combat procrastination?

I’m working on another story that I hope to submit to Dreamspinner, and I’m almost finished. That seems to be when procrastination hits. When I’m just that close to completed. Then, suddenly, everything else seems more important, shinier, more fun. Everything draws my attention away.

Suddenly the house just has to be immaculate, and that scrapbook I’ve been working on for ten years just has to be done. There are pictures that want painted and photos that want taken. TV shows, that I have on DVD mind you, just have to be watched. Right now.

Now, this time, I do have a little more reason to actually listen to the distractions. Summer is drawing to an end and there really are things that need to be done before that happens. I have lesson plans that really do need to be written…at some point, but after teaching for as long as I have been, I don’t really have to do that right now.

I have birthdays to plan for my two babies who are decidedly not babies anymore, but so far still want to spend their birthdays with their mom. And I have a mom with dementia who really does demand attention.

But that’s not what I’m talking about. I mean those distractions that really could wait.

I love to write. In fact, I often procrastinate on other things by writing. So, why is it that when I get near to the end of a story, that I seem to want to do anything else besides actually finish it.

Is it, in part, that once I finish it, there is no more to write in that world?

That could be part of it. I get so invested in my characters and in their lives, that when I finish a story, it does seem like a loss of sorts. Like the characters had been friends I’ve been spending a lot of time with for months and now, suddenly never see anymore.

What do you think? Authors, do any of you ever struggle with procrastination when writing? Readers, do you ever find yourself procrastinating about finishing anything? Maybe that book you’ve been reading for a long time, or just a project you’ve been working on?
Give me your insight in the comments below.

LivingAgain_FBbanner_DSP

Below is my Blog Schedule. Thanks so much for stopping by today. Please pay a visit to these other blog sites as well by clicking on the links below. Don’t forget, the more you comment, the greater your chance of winning a copy of Living Again.

1 Jessica Davies 

2 Grace Duncan

3 Emma Tett

4 Tara Lain

5 Charlie Cochet’s Tea House

6 Lex Chase

7 Anne Barwell 

8 Suki Fleet

9 JP Barnaby

10 Tempest O’Riley 

11 Kit Moss

12 Michael Rupured

13 Shae Connor (8/11/2014)

14 Charley Descateaux (8/14/2014)

15 Elizabeth Noble (8/18/2014)

16 Grace Duncan (8/21/2014 )


Living Again

Daniel Larson has walled himself off from any possibility of romance since his lover died violently five years ago in Afghanistan. The same bomb that ended his partner’s life took the lower part of Daniel’s left leg. The only support Daniel has, his Uncle Lawrence, is dead-set against anything homosexual, including Daniel.

Now, a popular language teacher at the local university, Daniel’s suffering from a car accident that broke his one good leg. His uncle, who is much better at throwing money at things than offering emotional support, provides a rented power chair and a private in-home nurse. Unbeknownst to his uncle, the nurse comes in the form of a man named Jonah Thacker.

Instantly attracted, Daniel and Jonah fight their mutual feelings in favor of professionalism. They become friends anyway, and Jonah shares his life with Daniel, including his handicapped son, Ethan. As Jonah and Daniel grow closer, Daniel becomes more involved in Jonah and his son’s lives, even being there for Ethan when his medical conditions worsen. But when Daniel’s uncle finds out the nurse he’s hired is male, he uses all of his resources to keep Jonah and Daniel apart.


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About Brynn Stein

Brynn Stein has always loved to write. Fan fiction, original fiction, whatever. While Brynn wrote in numerous genres—everything from mystery, to contemporary, to supernatural—she had always tended toward strong male characters. And then she discovered “slash,” male/male romance, and all those strong male characters were finally allowed to express their love for one another. It seems that there are always at least two characters clamoring to tell Brynn their story.

Brynn lives in Virginia with one of her two two-legged children, and two four-legged ones. Her supportive family encourages her writing and provides a sounding board for fledgling stories. When she isn’t writing, Brynn teaches children with special needs. In free time, when such a thing exists, she reads anything she can get her hands on, and haunts bookstores. She draws and paints, and enjoys the outdoors—especially if she can get to the beach—and is always thinking about her next story.


Find Brynn Stein: