The Keys to Life, IWSG

I wrote a post yesterday about endings being the worst. I kind of like it and I really wanted to publish it but then I drank some wine and overdosed on Kiss Me again (this Ed Sheeran song is so freaking amazing because it’s beautiful and honest and there’s this part at the end when his voice does this hot strain-y thing when he sings ‘love’ and I get goosebumps EVERY TIME and if it was a cassette, I would’ve rewound it and played it again and again and again, like I used to do when I rocked cassette tapes because it’s THAT awesome) and all of a sudden, everything fell into place – my ending came to me! All it took was wine and a little obsessiveness.

Ah, the keys to life.

So, I got the ending for the last book, which is great because Better Than This releases on May 18th (WOOP!) and at the very end I include that book 2, Better Than Now, and book 3, Better Than You, will be releasing on August 17th and November 16th of this year.

I’ve been unemployed for three months. Yeah, I wrote some shit.

Onto the optional IWSG question:

It’s Spring! Does this season inspire you to write more than others, or not?


I kind of don’t care what season it is; writing is writing is writing, although I do prefer to write when it’s raining out ( it’s weird – maybe has to do with Harry Potter?) but the actual season? No. I think that sections of the year have very little to do with the amount of work getting done. Different times of day? Sure. But not the seasons. Just my opinion.

What about you? Does the color of the leaves (or lack thereof) help/hinder your writing?

Insecure Writer’s Support Group (IWSG) is a monthly blog hop for writers at all levels to share their fears and insecurities in a safe and encouraging place. Please drop by and say hi to Alex Cavanaugh who started this nifty concept in bringing us all together.

BETTER THAN THIS RELEASES ON MAY 18TH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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26 thoughts on “The Keys to Life, IWSG

  1. Lee says:

    Congrats on the upcoming releases! I, too, prefer to write on rainy days. In fact, I just prefer rainy days generally. I think I have whatever the opposite of SAD is.

  2. Joleene Naylor says:

    In a perfect world I’d write in winter and summer and take fall and spring off when all the photo opportunities (and no blistering/freezing weather) are going on. Alas it never works that way.

    And it better be a happy ending. Just saying. I’m already invested.

    • cgcoppola says:

      You think I could write an unhappy ending? How would I see through the tears?

      I forget you have an actual winter, with snow and things associated with the season. We sink 10 degrees lower and dress up flamingos in Santa suites. 😉 But take pictures in the summer and fall too. Love your photos!

  3. Gary says:

    I took a step back in time too with the mention of cassettes. Opening the fanged machine to find it all tangled up! Well, not often, but I’m back with Guardians of the Galaxy compilations. Nice one Starlord!

    Fabulous to hear about your book release too. Congratulations on that one…soon to be two and three by the sounds of it.

    Popped over from ISWG and rather glad I did!

    • cgcoppola says:

      Aww, aren’t you sweet? Yeah. I used to listen to my walkman all the time. But every once in a while, you had to get the pencil out fix them. Ah, good times.

      Thanks for stopping by 🙂

      • Gary says:

        Eek shh, I write horror and sweet won’t help the brand 😂😂 I’d forgotten about pencils… but so right. Simpler times indeed.

        Best stop now as I could ramble about simpler times versus tech for hours 🤔

  4. Diane Burton says:

    Rainy days make me sleepy. Best not to write then. LOL Good luck on your new release. If you want help promoting it, my blog is always available to IWSG writers. Just contact me at:

  5. dolorah at Book Lover says:

    For some reason the end usually comes first for me. Doesn’t always stay the way I envision it, but I’m a little backwards. Cassette tapes were awesome for their ability to just replay the best things in life. Ed Sheeran is one of those things 🙂 Wine and Ed, yep! Thats a combination I can get into. I prefer to read under a blanket on stormy, rainy days.

    Glad the release dates are on schedule. Good luck.

  6. Michelle Wallace (@mishy1727) says:

    Cassette tapes? Those were the days… shoving a pencil in the round openings to try untwirl the twisted brown tape… *cue sigh of nostalgia*
    Your book releases on May 18th? That’s 6 days away! Congratulations and good luck with the release! So exciting… and a little scary, I’m sure… 🙂
    Writer In Transit

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