I don’t often talk about my life outside of writing and being an author. There are reasons for that– most people wouldn’t be interested in that. But I am a football fan. So, I’m watching today in anticipation to see who will be in the Super Bowl. Though I’ve been a Patriot fan for a long time, I’ve lived in Florida for over a decade– so part of me wants the Ravens to win because Ray Lewis is from where I live currently. (Go Ray! Go Ray!) The 49ers have won– and I have many fond memories of them winning when I was younger. I admit, I enjoyed watching Montana and Jerry Rice play. They were just amazing to watch. I love football. I am still a Bears fan– they’re my hometown team– the team I grew up with– the team my core heart holds tight. Baseball–my beloved Cubs. Still adore my Red Sox, but the Cubs will still be number one. There is the belief by some that once they win the World Series, it’ll be the end of the world– I’m on the fence about this one.
My dog, Shango sits at my feet, my bestest bud, Selena Illyria, is on the phone with me. This is not a new occurence. *grins* This is how I plan out what’s coming up for my next couple of weeks. I’ve been plotting and planning some things– including what I’m going to write next.
I’m finishing up Pirate Queen– and I’m happy. I am. It’ll need some deepening, I think, but overall, I love it. The story sings, which is what I wanted. So, onward I go!
Then will be the next P3 project. That one is plotted and only needs to be written. The first couple of chapters are done– so I’ve got a base to work with! Go me!
Selena tells me we’re going to do some promotion at Love Romances Cafe. This is a good thing. I’ll get dates and let you all know. She also tells me I’m part of a top secret project for this fall. *blinks* So top secret, I didn’t know til now. Okay…..
The next Marauder book is being formatted and getting a cover. *does happy dance* Then it can be released. The fourth book is being written as well. This is a good thing. Yay!
See, planning of a sort does help me. It’s not much, but it’s more than I’ve done in a while. Now I’m exhausted. But you’ve got an update. Whoo hoo!
Happy 2013! I hope everyone has a safe and happy day today! This is the first day of the new year and today I’m spending it organizing. Well, organizing and doing some promoting of my books. Why? Because that’s my plan this year– more writing, more promoting and honestly, I’m planning my wedding as well. *gasps* Yeah, I know– who knew! LOL
But the other thing I plan on doing this year is a blessing jar– any time that things go well, something good happens, any blessing that happens go in that jar. Then if I feel bad and when the year ends, I’ll be able to see just how blessed I truly am. Sometimes we need this reminders to see just how well off we are– maybe not in a monetary way, but in other ways.
The other thing I plan for this year is to expand on my crafting skills. Why? Because doing things like my jewelry, my crochet, and some of my other crafts seems to help me with my writing as well. It gives me pleasure and it helps deepen myself in another way. I like that.
Dictation is hit and miss still– but that’s because I need to train Dragon better. I need the latest Dragon. I’m saving up for that. I figure that will be my March purchase. Once I have that and train it– it’ll be better for me in the long run to help me with my writing. Go me! I can’t wait to be able to get back on track and on target. It’s a slow, methodical process, but if I can do it one step at a time, I can get it done. Which is the plan for this year– to do it and to make it more streamlined by year’s end. Go me!
And I want to start the year with a THANK YOU. This is for the readers, the reviewers, the authors who have stood by me, hugged me, and walked by me side the past few years as I’ve struggled with many personal issues– health and otherwise. So thank you. Thank you so much as I make this year my comeback year.
Remember you can find my books at my publishers– Etopia Press, Loose Id, Changeling Press– or at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, ARe, or Kobo. Through the year, you’ll see more contests, releases and more– I can’t wait to show you what I’ve been working on this past year– hopefully, you’ll enjoy the new books that will be coming out.
Love and blessings to you all!
Today, I am hosting a brand new author, Ms. Milly Taiden! She is over at Etopia Press with me and Selena Illyria! We’re very proud of her new book and I wanted to share more about her with you. So I asked her if she would tell us a bit about the things that inspire her writing. So give a big welcome to Milly! ~~~~~~~~~ Continue reading
My latest book, Love Games has just been released by Etopia Press! I’m thrilled and honoured to actually get the book out. It’s gone through a lot of work to get it ready and I’ve gone through a lot to get it to that point. I have to say that. I had to learn to work with a new editor, one who had to learn to work with me and I with her. There was a learning of syncing together that wasn’t instantaneous like with other editors as I’ve had in the past. Plus many work days and health issues came to work against us. But we managed to survive it all and bring out something I’m thrilled with! Continue reading