Progress vs Procrastination

Today I argue that procrastination can be necessary for progress. Last week was tough. I’ve learned when I have those sorts of weeks that I need to take time for self-care. But… What about the book? What about the publishing date I have in mind? What about this? What about that? I need to work, […]

Today Is a Good Day

Today’s starting off on a good note… I am SO excited because Seaside Valleria 3 is off to my editor! Whew! This is off to my developmental editor, which could take a month or more, so I’m not expecting to work on it again July (I’m hoping for an August release if everything goes well). […]

Dreaming Big

I always keep my eye on the goal… When things get stressful as they are now (when I’m trying to finish up three books and do book release prep for a fourth, all while prepping for unexpected guests plus the day job), I always take time to remind myself of my goals. It might sound […]

Weekend Progress – Week 6

So, how much progress did I make towards my goals this weekend? I accomplished both of my goals! I wasn’t sure I’d be able to do it, but I did. I was able to write more in Seaside Valleria 3 (not as much as I wanted, but every little bit counts). I was also able […]

Weekend Plans – Week 5

It’s the weekend! This weekend is a little bit different because I’ve also got Monday half off from the day job (I couldn’t take a whole day unfortunately). Looking at the bright side, that means an extra four hours of time I can devote to my author biz, which is great because I am SO […]

Fun Surprises Coming This Week!

I’m skipping a proper post today. Why? Because over the next few days I’m going to do not one but TWO cover reveals! That’s right! I’ll be be debuting the covers for the first two books in the Seaside Valleria series! I’m SOOO excited to bring these to you, and I hope you love them […]

Weekend Progress – Week 4

So how did I do this weekend? Short answer: Not so great. Family drama sidelined me, so I’m reminding myself that progress not perfection is important. The weekend wasn’t a total wash, however. I did manage to write 5000 words in Seaside Valleria 3, mostly through dictation (I wrote more about that in a recent […]

Weekend Plans – Week 4

Another week, another weekend. Here are my author-y plans for the days ahead! You’ve probably noticed a pattern about my weekends, and that I’m working on the same books. When we’re close to crunch time (i.e., publication date) that’s typically how it goes. It’s different in the editing phase, because once the book’s in the […]