Thursday, September 15, 2016

Bound to the Past Cover Reveal!

So, sadly, RaineyCloud9 is no longer able to do my covers (sending her good thoughts for a speedy recovery and well wishes in life!), but I do have a cover reveal for Bound to the Past!  She did some of the work on it and then it was finished by photoarenaa on

Sooooo good news and bad news.

The bad news:  I'm going out of town next week.  Hubby and I will have been married for 5 years on the 24th and we're going to Vegas and Phoenix!  However, I was really hoping to have Bound finished before we left so that I could let the beta readers have at it, come home, do the editing, and have it out by the 30th.  While my writing pace HAS picked up substantially, I don't think I'm going to be done before we go.  I will be bringing my laptop with me, but I'm not sure how much downtime I"ll have for writing, considering.  I might be finishing up editing, etc. the first week of October rather than the last week of September =/

The good news:  My writing pace has picked up substantially.  I'm just finished another chapter and I'm more than halfway through the book.  I'm also REALLY happy with the story.  I love what's going on with Andrew and Kate and giving them their HEA has been both difficult and incredibly satisfying.  Writing a "break up and get back together years later" story has been challenging, but I'm having so much fun with it.

That's where I'm at right now.  I think therapy is helping a lot.  I'm getting back on track on a lot of things in my life, including writing.  I wish I'd gone back to my therapist earlier, but we can only really go forward from here.  I feel much more myself though and happy to be back, although definitely feeling the deadline pressure!!! Trying to get as much writing done as I can before I leave next Wednesday.  If anyone's flying to Vegas that day, check the laptop of the women around you, maybe you can get a sneak peek of the story as I'm writing it! hahahahahaha

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

All the Pretty Things

I'm in the mood to ramble a bit!

My bestie got engaged over the holiday weekend.  SO happy for her.  It's kind of fun because I based a lot of Kate on her and Andrew has slowly become more and more like her fiance, so that's just enjoyable.  Even though they don't have the relationship that Kate and Andrew do, a lot of personality points are the same.

I went to my first therapy appointment in four years last night and all I can think is that I really wish I'd done that sooner.  I haven't been feeling like myself for a while.  There's just all these outside stresses that have been slowly piling on and I've been feeling more and more overwhelmed... and I deal with it by distracting myself and having fun, but I'm also off-center.  Which also means I haven't been getting as much writing done as I might like.  I've been doing a LOT of reading though.  Escapism at its best.

If anyone likes mysteries and romance, but doesn't care about the erotic parts, Amanda M. Lee has a new book in her Avery Shaw series out, and it's DELIGHTFUL.  I love almost everything she writes (I'm not a huge fan of Covenant College, but everything else is so much yes).  Eventually I'd love to write some first person mystery stuff.  I actually have a book (paranormal mystery in first person) that I wrote ages ago before I start publishing on amazon, but I want to makes some changes to it and I want to finish up the Stronghold series first.  Trying to do one thing at a time.  It's not always easy.

Speaking of not doing one thing at a time, I have a new story up on Literotica called Full Obedience.  It was a reader request that I really enjoyed writing.  A little bit out of my comfort zone, because I don't write often about people getting it on outside of their relationship, but it was kind of fun to do a bit of hot-wife BDSM stuff.  And it was nice to get something up on Lit again, that's not part of a series.  I've been struggling with writing in general lately, but hoping to change that!  I really do feel a LOT better after my therapy appointment, even though we didn't get to talk about everything I wanted to talk about, but just knowing that I'm going back again next week is super helpful.

I'm hoping to be able to kick it into high gear for Bound to the Past.  I'd really like to finish it before the end of this month, which will be a bit hard because hubby and I are going to Sin City for our 5 year wedding anniversary (WOOT VEGAS!), but I'm going to try!

I'm just behind behind behind... *sigh*  On everything.  Working on getting back on top of things.  I sent another chapter for Bound to the beta readers last night and my goal is to get another one to them by tomorrow.  If I can do every other day, that would be FANTASTIC.  Or even every day.  We'll have to see how it goes.

In the meantime, I'm going to keep trying to write some stuff for Lit when I have brain blocks.  It does help me to get out of my head sometimes.  Cleansing of the mental palate if you will.

I've got a cover reveal coming for Bound soon =)  Unfortunately RaineyCloud9 is no longer able to do my covers, which makes me INCREDIBLY sad and I will miss her.  This will be my first cover without her.  So far I haven't decided on a permanent replacement, but I am mostly happy with the new cover... probably gonna try someone else for the next cover though.  Fussy me.  It's just hard to replace perfection!

Anyway.  I hope everyone's doing well!  I'm trying to get back to my old self, which includes updating the blog and other social media more often with what's going on.  So next week - cover reveal!