We’re down to less than a week

from Christmas. Am I ready? No. but I am far closer than I was a week ago. I’ve got everything planned out so things should go at least mostly smoothly. Things never go entirely smoothly, but I’m okay with mostly. I’ve got to finish moving furniture… wrap the last of the gifts… start the roast thawing for dinner the big day. There’s more but that’s the big stuff. I also have to work in some writing/rewriting if I can.

What are your holiday plans and are you ready?


How did it get to be almost Christmas already?

The last thing I know, NaNo was just starting. It seems like I blink and not only is NaNo over (and won) but Christmas is less than two weeks away (do I have to put up a tree?) I swear, every time I blink another week has gone by.


NaNoWriMo ‘15 Week 1

Nearly a week into NaNoWriMo ‘15 I’m not doing great. My back has been giving me fits for three weeks now, and I’ve been going to the chiropractor since early this week. I am finally getting better but I’m still pretty sore and not sleeping all that well. Earlier this week I was doing my best to function on only 3 hours sleep. Now I’m doing better but it’s a slow climb. My story is good, I’m just having a hard tuning into my characters. I’m sure it’s more than a little bit due to the lack of sleep and the crazy busy schedule we’ve had over the last week. I’m hoping that some good rest and a calmer schedule will help me get some extra work done over the weekend and into next week.

How is your NaNo going?


General Updates

As I get ready to head out to teach another session of Creating Cool Characters for our NaNo Prep classes at the library I feel the need to drop in with a quick up date.

We’re still on release week for Wicked After Dark. We’ve had a ton of help and right now we’re even featured on Free Kindle Books and Tips. So far, I’ve managed to get as high as #46 on Amazons bestselling Paranormal Romance Authors list, and let me tell you, I’m so excited I can’t sit still.


Things aren’t going as quickly

as I would like. Not because the story isn’t working or my characters aren’t talking to me, but because my life is too busy. I have too much going on to spend as much time working with the friends who live inside my head as I would like.

Too many kids, too many sporting events, too many weddings and family reunions. Well, at least too many to get the story out as quickly as I would like. Not that I would trade any of it (well, maybe the sports crap in the heat) but I’d like more time to get my writing done too.


That part where it just clicks

and the story starts writing itself? I love that part. When the characters take over and things start appearing on the screen before you’re even aware of thinking them.

Or when it’s bedtime and you’re lying in bed and can’t sleep for the ideas and details that just jump into your brain. That’s the stage I’m in with this WIP. I’m loving it and hoping it lasts because I’d love to finish this by the 15th so I can move on to plotting out my NaNo book.


Giveaway Winners!!

The winners of the two signed copies of Choosing Happiness given away here are….*drum roll please*

Kate Swift

Lisa Vitous

The winners of the two signed copies of Choosing Happiness given away on Goodreads are….

Cheryl Sabin

Yaritza Santana

 

Congratulations ladies!! All prizes are in the mail and I hope you enjoy!!


Giveaway, Pre-orders, and other news!

I’ve got lots to share today! First off is pre-orders for Choosing Happiness are live, you can find all the links at the bottom of the book page. (Click on the book title ^)

 

Next item of business is I’ve got a Thunderclap running. Never heard of Thunderclap? Neither had I until recently, basically it’s a group of people agreeing to support something and using their social media to reach as many people as possible. If you don’t understand that’s ok, but those who want to join in, can do so here.

 

And now for the one you’ve been waiting for… the giveaway.. I’ve got a giveaway running on Goodreads, I’m giving away two copies of Choosing Happiness there, so go over and join. I’m also going to give away two copies here… so click here and join this one too!


Teasers

I’ve been making up teasers for some of my books. Feel free to offer your opinions! Change teaser

Fight teaser

Escape teaser FREE

JP Teaser

RN promo

Choosing Happiness (1)

Do you like them?


COVER REVEAL ~ CHOOSING HAPPINESS

Here it is, you’ve waited a month to get a look at it… Are you ready?

ChoosingHappiness

Remember, release date is July 21, you should be able to pre order by the end of April. I’ll let you know when that’s available.