On January 20th, I wrapped up writing the first draft of my next novel, Like You Want It. This marks a pretty intense achievement for me, in that I wrote the entire first draft in 20 days – the fastest I’ve ever written such a large amount of words (80,000). I felt really accomplished that evening, and
Happy Monday! Today is an especially exciting day in our house, primarily because I completed my first draft of Like You Want It yesterday! So, in my world, today is a much needed break from the aggressive amount of writing I’ve been doing for the past few weeks. This week is going to find me 1) doing my first
When I first started planning the changes to my website, I had a very clear picture of what Thoughtful Thursday was going to look like. “I’ll write something thoughtful,” I told myself with a pat on the back for my ingenuity. Clearly I’m a genius. But as I sat down this week to come up
This past week has brought about quite a bit of change in our house. My husband went back to college at 36. I’ve been making adjustments with my schedule to accommodate exercise and healthier eating. We’ve both reorganized our spaces to prioritize staying on top of our goals and valuing personal time to work or
Welcome to the first Monday of 2019! We are just seven days in to a new year and I’ve been completely floored by how on top of my game I’ve been. I’m working hard on my upcoming release, Like You Mean It, and think I just might make my deadline, which I definitely didn’t think was possible when
It is no secret that 2018 has been a rough year for me and my husband. I’ve shared extensively the ups and downs we’ve faces through social media, so I don’t want to spend too much time addressing that here. What I want to do instead is place focus on the positives and hopes I
In the wake of some personal struggles this year, it has been hard to find the motivation to focus on writing.
We are one month out from Keep Away‘s release! I can’t wait for you to experience Charlie and Jeremy’s story. The really exciting news is that between now and releasing on June 26th, I will be giving away free copies of The Keeper and Keep Away EVERY. DAY. That’s right! Every single day for the
It’s been quite a while since I’ve thought about my own reading progress, as I’ve been so focused on working on my own book. Now that final edits are in, I finally get to take a break and look at some of the books I’m so excited to read over the next month or so.
There are a ton of emotions that fly at me when I finish up final edits on a book. I’m obviously thankful that the ‘hard work’ of writing is over. I’m tired and ready for a vacation. I’m nervous that I missed something in the editing process. I’m afraid no one will like it. But