Sunday, January 26, 2014

Starting New Writing Schedule (acutally going back to old one)

When I started writing I was working 3rd shift and had some down time. It's actually what got me writing. Once I left that job I tried a few different schedules, but nothing has really stuck. So I talked things over with the hubby, which went something like this.

Reasons to write at night 11pm-5am:
Me: I'm more productive
Him: I'll get the bed to myself
Me: There will be less interruptions, as in hopefully none
Him: I should hope so
Me: I won't miss any good TV
Him: That's why we have a DVR
Me: I'll be less bitchy
Him: What are you waiting for?

So I have decided that starting tonight I'm going to go back to my original time frame. So what does this mean? Hopefully that I'll start getting a lot more done.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Free Period Ending Soon!!!

I spent too much time trying to find a countdown widget to put up. Here's what I came up with.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Busy Weekend Here.

Have spent the past 2 days cleaning, cooking, and trying to get everyone organized. We've made quite a dent. Of course it helped that we took a trip to IKEA and picked up some storage stuff. And I even managed to get some writing done too, though not as much as I want.

Oh and the print proofs of the Heiresses In Aprons series came yesterday. Need to make a couple of tweaks to book 3's cover then they'll go live.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Day 3. Slight back slide, and Next Goal.

I'd love to say I got the office finished and wrote a lot. Hell if I was going to lie like that I could say I wrote a whole new novel.

However the truth is I spent the day trying to stay awake. Off and on over the past few weeks I've felt yucky. This brings us to my next goal. With diabetes I should be watching what I eat and getting plenty of exercise. Both things I have been slacking on.

I know my tiredness and dragging feeling has a lot to do with this. So it's back to an eating schedule. Eating at regular intervals seems to help, but that's not enough. I need to start monitoring what I eat, and cutting out a bunch of stuff I know I shouldn't have. Drinking more water is on my list too.

My 1st attempt at Etouffee
I've decided that I'm going to try 1 new recipe a week. If your a friend Facebook you've probably seen me post food pictures there when I try something new. Over the past few years I have found a few great recipes the whole family likes. I think I'll make them on Fridays since the whole family is usually home then. So on Saturdays I'll post picture and nutritional content. Along with that I'll let you know what the family thinks.

Me with Diana Castilleja at Authors After Dark in
New Orleans in 2012
As for exercise I'm going to use the stationary bike my hubby bought me a few years ago. On nice days my son has offered to walk with me. I weigh 263lbs as of today. Hopefully by August I'll have lost at least 60lbs.
Wish me luck!!!

Thursday, January 2, 2014

I should be cleaning, but...

I know I said just yesterday that I was going to work on getting my office clean and organized. I'm sticking to that, but today I spent cleaning out my computer instead.

I went through over a dozen plot ideas I had typed up. I trashed a few, but most of them still sounded good so I just moved them all into a plot bunny folder. There were a select few that I kept out thinking maybe they might work sooner rather than later.

Then I organized all my royalty statements from my different publishers. I'm pretty good about keeping track of them so I just needed to print the few I missed.

I'll admit I  did sneak online a couple of times. I managed to order a couple of promotional items for the two events I'm attending this year. The Novel Experience Event and Authors After Dark. I can't wait to get together with readers and other authors.

If you're an aspiring author or a reader looking to mix and mingle with a wide range of authors, industry people and other terrific readers I'd suggest checking both of these events out.

Now back to work for me. Sweet dream and Happy reading!

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

And So It Begins...My Not So Resolute Aspirations

To start with I'm making myself a vow to work in my office more and hopefully away from distractions. This year I'm going to focus more on my writing and everything that goes with it. Like what you ask? The list is as long as my arm. Promoting is at the top of that list.

As for the writing I have 2 series I'm currently working on the Heiresses and the Blackridges. I'm planning to have them both finished by August (if I'm diligent they WILL get done).

Waiting in the wings is a fresh new series that I have just about melded to where I want and hope to start soon. They're going to be hot fun sexy humorous romances. I really can't wait to get this series rolling.

I also have 2 story left in my What Are Friends For series with Siren Publishing that I need to get done. And a few people have asked when the follow ups to Set Her Up' Watch Him Fall are going to come out.

I have so many ideas and a limited amount of time. I need to learn to write faster, which is why working in my office is first on my list of goals.