8.1.21

Inspiration & Perspiration:Danielle Trussoni’s Newsletter August 1st Newsletter “Genius is 1 Percent Inspiration and 99 Percent Perspiration.”– Thomas Edison Happy first day of August from the writing cave! If you follow me on social media, you might already know that this will be my last newsletter from the writing cave for a while, as I’m moving to San Miguel de Allende in Mexico. I’m transporting the contents of …

5.3.21

Inspiration & Perspiration:Danielle Trussoni’s Newsletter May 3rd Newsletter “Genius is 1 Percent Inspiration and 99 Percent Perspiration.”– Thomas Edison  Happy Monday from the Writing Cave. April was a busy and exciting month, particularly because spring finally arrived in the Hudson Valley. The trees are in bloom and I have been cutting them and putting them all over my house.                        …

12.1.20

Inspiration & Perspiration:Danielle Trussoni’s Newsletter December 1st Newsletter “Genius is 1 Percent Inspiration and 99 Percent Perspiration.”– Thomas Edison Can you believe we’re here at the beginning of December already? I’m taking a moment to let that information settle. I can hardly believe that we are at the end of 2020. It has been a strange and difficult year, and now that it is almost gone, …

10.3.20

Inspiration & Perspiration:Danielle Trussoni’s Newsletter October 3rd, 2020 “Genius is 1 Percent Inspiration and 99 Percent Perspiration.”– Thomas Edison Good morning from the Hudson Valley! It is a sunny Indian summer kind of day, one that makes me want to escape the writing cave and be outside in the colors of fall. There is a faint hint of chill in the air, and orange leaves falling …

9.12.20

Inspiration & Perspiration:Danielle Trussoni’s Newsletter September 12th, 2020 “Genius is 1 Percent Inspiration and 99 Percent Perspiration.”– Thomas Edison Good morning and Happy Saturday, It’s been a busy week for me in the writing cave, where I have been buried in my office working on my new novel. It’s an exciting time. I’ve reached the midway point of the book and can see the end in …

7.18.20

Inspiration & Perspiration:Danielle Trussoni’s Newsletter July 18th, 2020 “Genius is 1 Percent Inspiration and 99 Percent Perspiration.”– Thomas Edison Good morning from the writing cave, where I am staring at a vase of blue hydrangeas and trying to make progress on my new novel. This has been a busy week for me. I’ve been writing the first draft of a new novel, which has been both …

6.20.20

Inspiration & Perspiration:Danielle Trussoni’s Newsletter June 20th, 2020 “Genius is 1 Percent Inspiration and 99 Percent Perspiration.”– Thomas Edison  Greetings from the Writing Cave, where I have been sequestered all week working on my new novel. Writing a novel can feel extremely isolating. And writing a novel now, when we are staying home and unable to meet friends for dinner (or even go down to the neighborhood …

6.13.20

Inspiration & Perspiration:Danielle Trussoni’s Newsletter June 13th, 2020 “Genius is 1 Percent Inspiration and 99 Percent Perspiration.”– Thomas Edison  Good morning from the writing cave, where I am surrounded by handwritten pages. I’ve mentioned it here before, but I have begun to write the first drafts of my novels longhand. It began with my memoir, The Fortress, which was giving me trouble. I would sit at the …

5.30.20

Inspiration & Perspiration:Danielle Trussoni’s Newsletter May 30th, 2020 “Genius is 1 Percent Inspiration and 99 Percent Perspiration.”– Thomas Edison  Happy Saturday from the writing cave, where I have been drinking coffee and working on my new novel. I am at that stage of writing when every day brings a new and surprising realization. One day I think that I have started working on a masterpiece. The …