Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Light at the end of the tunnel

I have taken a break from writing to catch up on some much needed escape/reading. I am very interested in dipping my toes in new works and stepping into new genres, but I have to say this: for every ten crappy books I barely make it through one chapter on, a gem falls out of nowhere, and I am wowed. I thank Twitter for this.

Social media has made it easy to sift through the glut of books to find the ones that are worth reading. I appreciate this as a reader because it saves me money and time. I love reading reviews, and I depend on a good rating to help me decide if the book is worth my time.

Look to the twitter feeds for good recommends.
Feed an author, leave a review :)

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Last night my bestie dragged me out into the world after not seeing each other in months. We do that--we live our busy lives and then connect like we just saw each other yesterday. I am an introvert, so it is rare that I feel the need to surround myself with anyone but those near and dear. A night out was just what the doctor ordered. We laughed, we drank, we laughed, we ate, we laughed until we cried...it was awesome, and I can't wait for our next night out.

Today, I feel refreshed and ready to take on the final edits of Floozies and Fallout. I have been procrastinating on this for two weeks--really procrastinating--here is a list of things I did to avoid this part of the process: complete home spring cleaning, rearrangement of furniture, garage sale (two weekends in a row), gardening, dusting, playing with my birds, veggin on the couch with my cuddle partner, and anything else I could find to prioritize ahead of final edits.

I don't know why I am avoiding this, but it seems like when I am about to finish a writing project, I become really anxious/nervous. I don't know why. I know my book isn't a piece of crap, but still...

So that's it for my blog post (yet another avenue for procrastination). I am not posting here until I finish :)

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Reviewers needed

Is it bad that I don't have a topic to discuss? I have no idea what to write today...accept this: I have been trying to squeeze in writing time and am getting behind. I am hoping to still meet my deadlines, but my brain is so scrambled from the craziness that is my life that those deadlines may be a stretch. I am looking for reviewers for my next couple of books.   I WILL NOT pay for reviews but you can read for free. If you're interested, inbox me or let's share some books at

Cheers

Friday, September 11, 2015

Changed my mind...

I came on here today, hellbent on ranting about the shitty (Sorry, I swear when I am mad) state of our society. But writing about it only serves to piss me off more. So, in light of the fact that it is Friday (hooray!),  I move to send a positive note to the world and a special request...Challenge per-say...
1. Do something kind for someone you don't know: open a door, help someone with their groceries, throw down a compliment about a stranger's clothes, cut your neighbors lawn...you get the picture. Do it for someone else, not for yourself.
2. Sit back close your eyes and be thankful for living--that's right living--all of it: the good, the bad, the ugly, the almost unbearable. You're alive and you've made it this far. EMBRACE the air flowing through your lungs or the sun on your face. If it's raining, welcome the opportunity to open a book or take a much deserved soak in the tub (I'd probably nap).
3. Tell someone close to you how much you appreciate them. You won't believe the joy this can bring to someone. People need to feel appreciated. It sounds hard, but once you start the words just roll off your tongue.
4. Don't judge others for any reason. Nothing is shittier than feeling like someone is looking down on you. Be prepared to be judged--that's life--shake it off and move on. Who cares what ANYONE thinks.
5. Donate to a charity. ANY charity. RESEARCH is everything and many breakthroughs are close at hand. If you can't donate, VOLUNTEER. Volunteers are the heart of every charitable organization. It will also fulfill you in ways you couldn't imagine.
6. MOST IMPORTANTLY: take care of these two things:
OUR PLANET:  recycle, reuse, pickup that bag someone tossed onto the ground at the park, don't litter, pollute, or hunt for sport--how much fun would it be to be on the receiving end of that game?
YOURSELF: Respect your body, eat healthy, exercise, meditate, give love, accept love, and fight for what is right!

That's all for today. I feel better already!


Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Floozies and Fallout Cover Reveal

I am buried in the madness of back-to-school preparations and editing my next big novel. I am so in love with the cover for book two in the Third Eye P.I. series. Hope you like.
Release date to follow...hoping for October 1st, but I can't promise...