To Be or Not to Be #mfrwauthor

Once again, here’s the Marketing for Romance Writers blog hop. For  week 40, the writing prompt is:

Favorite Book Quotes

This is a hard one for me, because I’m not a quotation kind of guy. You might even say that frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn about quotations. I had to decide, then, whether this week’s blog post was to be, or not to be.

But it is a truth universally acknowledged that I’ve been pretty faithful about this series of posts, so I’d better write something. It may be the best of posts, it may be the worst of posts, but it’s a post — and neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays this writer from completing his work.

But what to write? Sometimes I feel like I’m always writing the same old thing: boy meets girl. And you know the definition of insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. This time, though, I’m going to make the NY Times bestseller list — so what does that say about me?

But I’ve rambled enough.  I’m afraid I made this post longer than necessary because I lack the time to make it shorter.

What about you?

Check out the inspiring quotation from other writers taking part in this blog hop.



  1. I think many of us channeled ole Scarlett and I often reference ‘the definition of insanity’. Unfortunately I don’t often heed such advice, lol.

    1. Or perhaps fortunately?

  2. Excellent use of quotes in your post, Ed!

    1. Thanks, Alina.

  3. Cathy Brockman · · Reply

    I loved how you snuck in the quotes. I think all of us loves the Rhett Butler Quote.

    1. It’s one of the first that sprang to my mind.

  4. I’m still giggling – great post!

    1. I’m glad to hear it. Laughter is the best medicine.

  5. Clever. Very clever. Enjoyed reading it.

    1. I was getting desperate toward the end, because I’d completely used up my meager stock of cleverness.

  6. Cleverness it is, Ed. I like the way you mixed in the quotes. I have seen Rhett’s line a few times today, but frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn because I like the quote. 🙂

    1. It’s such a fun quotation, applicable in so many situations.

  7. LOL great job Ed! You pulled a real rabbit out of a hat trick for this week.

    1. As a Vancouver Canucks hockey fan, I appreciate the ‘hat trick’ reference!

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