New Opportunities, Renewed Determination

Thanks to one of my publishers, JMS Books (JM is totally awesome!), I have found my way to Coffee Time Romance & More. They have such great opportunities and I'm looking forward to exploring their website more. You should take a moment to check them out.

Last month my brother took me ghost-hunting. Talk about a fantastic experience! We went for the VIP trip; which might have made it even better. While there I had the fortune to meet the acquaintance of a man who may be a big help in regards to my writing. Definitely excited about that! Also, if you've never gone ghost hunting, you definitely should! The Odyssey Paranormal Society is amazing, great hosts, and I will hopefully get the chance to investigate with them again in the future. We spent that weekend at Edinburgh Manor, a former asylum out in Iowa. Loved it, and yeah, it gave me a few ideas.

Now I know that I've been gone a for a while, but I'm trying to get back into the groove of things. I'm also intere…

Brief Word Count

I have been doing relatively poorly so please excuse me for my lack of updates. Ugh. I'm also way behind on my word goals for the month. Maybe putting it down here for everyone to read will kick me in the patootie and make me accountable for my procrastination!

Born of Stars - 8990/85,000
This one has grown by nearly 4,000 words, so I suppose that isn't too shabby.In His Arms - 5,587/70,000
I need to do work on this!Feather - 0/70,000
Yeah...haven't done a thing. Oops.In The Shadow of Trees - 2,721/70,000
Hey, at least it's a start!
And for the novellas...
Summer Loving - 10,796/30,000
Yay! A third of the way to the intended goal.Alice - 0/15,000
Yep, another one I've slacked off on. And I think it needs a new name.Cowboy Music - 0/25,000
I really need to bust my butt on this one because it actually has a deadline. For the end of the month.Like He Does - 1,201/10,000
Decent progress. Just need to make some changes and get back to it.

Out Like a Lion

March has almost come and gone and I swear, it started yesterday! By the way, I'm aware that the saying is "In like a lion, out like a lamb". Well, March did come in like a lion as the winds blew and the trees swayed, and it looks like it'll be going out with a couple days of rain. Me, however, I came into the month lazy as a lamb and am now fighting like a lion to make sure things are done. This girl has big plans for April! Very excited to see them under way. Even though I'm bothered by the fact that it's already going to be April. Holy crap...

Last year the published, Torquere, closed their doors. In late January/early February another of my publishers closed their doors. There will be no more selling to Wayward Ink. Though I am saddened by this I have at least found a publisher willing to take the short stories as a collection, just have to add a few new pieces to make it enticing to readers. So if you haven't yet purchased any of my work, there will …

Goodbye January, Hello February

How is that a month of 2017 has already gone by? When did that happen? It was an interesting 31 days that included going to the movies, getting sick, arguing with my boss (I'm sure she hates my guts, whatever), and lots of writing. Unfortunately, there wasn't much in the way of snow. This girl is still waiting for her first blizzard. Of course, the highlight of the month was my interview with USA Today's Happily Ever After blog. Yay! And then I got some tweets and mentions by Sinfully Gay Romance Reviews; which was equally as awesome. Here's to hoping that both of them help out my sales and in building my name.

So how did January go for me? (I'm going to try a new set-up here...)

January's Writing in Review

The month didn't start off with much promise. I was sick and that put me behind, plus a lifestyle change left me fairly tired. That left me scrambling the last two weeks or so to get my work done by deadlines. But I learned I was up to the task if I focus…

Buzzing with Excitment

First of all, I want to leave here the link for the interview I was fortunate to do with USA Today. Many thanks to my publisher for this! How exciting! May it see a rise in my sales. Fingers crossed. It also has me hell bent on getting some big projects done!

Yay! Interview!

Of course, this means a bit of tweaking of my schedule, but hot damn, I'm more excited than ever to get some of these stories out the door and see to it that they get published.

Oh yeah, don't forget to go purchase a copy of A Christmas Kiss.
A Christmas Kiss

And also, you can now get the whole quartet of Blackstone Manor in print format if you so desire.
Blackstone Manor quarter

A New Year, Some New Goals

Now that 2017 is upon us I have gone back to take a gander at the list I put together at the start of 2016. These were goals related to my writing that I had hoped to meet over the last 12 months. Truth is, I probably didn't stick to it as well as I wanted to, but I think the list is good enough to carry over into this year, with a few minor updates. I've also got a few personal goals that I would like to tackle as well. So let's get the ball rolling...

Write More (From last year)
I did fairly decent on this one and it will always be at the top of the list. If I don't constantly write, I don't get anywhere! And I go slightly crazy.Publish More (from last year)
My goal was to sell more stories in 2016 than I did in 2015; which was 13. Well, I suppose I can't complain when it turns out I sold 13 last year. I want to up that this year so I'm shooting for 20+.Finish 3 Novels
This is sort of like a goal from last year, but tweaked. Turns out I got too busy to manage…

Kisses, Holidays and Stories to Be

As you can see I've changed the header to promote my newest story. 😁 Consider me ever so pleased to inform you of the soon-to-be available A Christmas Kiss, the first in the Sugarbush Series to be published by Totally Bound. Yes, you read that right. Series! I'm so excited. It'll be composed of 6 novellas that follow Clara and Asher and the townies of Sugarbush. Make sure to get your copy of A Christmas Kiss when it comes out. You don't want to miss the beginning of this lovely series.

On that same front, A Gargoyle Christmas will be out before too long and it wraps up the quartet of novellas featuring Io and Cinder. The publisher will be compiling all 4 stories into a paperback to be titled Blackstone Manor; which you can get in print. How exciting is that?? I can't wait to get my author copies. Make sure you get this!! Also, from the same publisher I have a lovely holiday story coming out titled Love Speaks. Go buy that one, too. I'll make sure to post the l…