This morning, the cover for Final Battle For Love, Book 4 in the Mason Siblings series, went LIVE! I'm so thrilled to show it to you!
Final Battle For Love is coming soon! I'll be sure to post announcements here.
From what I understand, this might be the last artist-drawn cover that I have, as the next series will likely be changed to altered photographs. I'm so thrilled! I hope you all enjoy it!
Thank you for reading!
For almost two weeks now (twelve sleeps, precisely) I've been eagerly awaiting the publication of a piece that I wrote for Scary Mommy. As I understand it, it's scheduled to be posted on Friday, July 21, 2017, and I can hardly wait!
As strange as this fact is, it will be the first blog post/publication that I've put out there aside from my author blog and published novels. In the future, I intend to write some short stories and send them out to magazines and blogs, but this is the first. Additionally, this is the only non-fiction piece that I've ever written (that wasn't part of a school assignment, back in the day). It was new and nerve-wracking, but I submitted it and, twelve sleeps ago, it was accepted. I'm thrilled!
Spoiler! It's a post about my oldest son, who is 8. I'll share the link here, once it's been posted.
Thank you for reading, and Happy Wednesday, everyone!
Despite my optimism, and the goals I've set for myself, I...haven't been writing all that much, lately.
In theory, I should be able to write 500 words per day--a very modest goal--which is what I'd told myself I would do. In practice, however, I'm having a seriously difficult time getting it done. I could blame any number of things: being busy with my other work, household stuff, being the mom of four kids and literally being climbed on all the time, social media, etc. but I think that Iam my biggest speed bump.
I want to write, but I think that I need to focus on making the time to dedicate just to my writing. Two days per week, my 3 year-old twins are at preschool while their older brothers (8 and 6) are in school, so that should be 5 interrupted hours of writing each day. Unfortunately, most of those two days is spent making phone calls (which I can only really make when the kids aren't home, because noise), taking an extra long (and blissfully uninterrupted by screaming) shower, playing with the dog (a tiny Chihuahua who usually hides when the kids are home), sipping tea before it gets cold, and having a snack that I don't have to share. By the time I actually sit down with my laptop on my lap, I usually only have an hour or two before I have to pick up the kids from school.
My goal now--which I'm stating publicly here for accountability--is to actually take those two 5-hour days per week and dedicate them to writing book 8 (Book 4 in the Seductive Spies series--A Spy Worth Saving). I'll post my progress, and I promise I'll be honest. My current word count is: 25,973.
Wish me luck!
Award winning historical romance author, Acquisitions Manager for Pandamoon Publishing, wife, and stay-at-home mom of four. Chocoholic, nerd, & bath bomb enthusiast.