Top o’ the Monday to ya!
The resolutions have been made, the gauntlet thrown down, and now it’s time to start working to achieve those new goals for the year. Also, if you’ve been reading the weekly serial story, you’ll know that Jasmine Betrayal ended last Friday – and that means we need a new serial story to start this week! It’s always so exciting to start a new story, or continue on with one I’ve had to put aside, depending on how you vote (see below).
I do love it when the holidays are over and I can get my normal grove back. And I especially love January – not just because it’s my birth month (or actually, maybe it is? Childhood imprinting, or something like that, eh?). It’s fresh, clean, and generally snowy. It just “feels” like everything’s been rebooted, so to speak. Or maybe it’s just my attitude, as I find my “zen” again after the stress of holiday festivities…
In any case, we have a few matters of business to take care of. First, there’s the oh-so-important serial story to consider. Here are the choices for the next blog serial…comment here, hit me on FB, leave a message on Twitter, comment on G+ or Goodreads, or heck, you can even email me if you prefer…whatever it takes. Tell me what you want to read next from the following list, and the story with the most votes wins. You’ll note that I’m not going to continue the tea series at this time – for now, I think three is enough, and there are other, longer projects hanging out there I’d like to work on. So here’s the list – what would you like to read next?
A. Dunning Manor (paranormal romantic suspense – gargoyles)
B. Live With Me (romantic suspense – Candace’s (from Sleep With Me) story – second novella in the “Be With Me” series)
C. MacKenzie Saves the World (sweet romance already in progress, would just move over to this blog rather than stay on the separate one)
These are the three books I’d like to get done and published this year under this name, which is why they’re the ones on the list
. Voting closes Wednesday at midnight (MST), so I’ll have time to write the scene for Friday.
Second order of business…I won’t be posting my weekly to-do lists here any longer, but rather I’ll provide a link to where you can see them in my Evernote file if you’d like, and you’ll even be able to go back and see when I check them off through the week. Below each item on the list, I’ll make a note of just how and when I fit it into my schedule that day, so those of you who are interested will be able to see exactly how I slot things in that need to get done (or decide they can’t be, and abandon them for the week). This should take away any “magic” that seems to be involved with accomplishing a list of goals, and instead show that *anyone* can find or make the time for things if they make an effort. And if you don’t want to know, don’t click the link. It’s that simple.
The schedule for this blog will remain basically the same. Monday a newsy/rambly post, Wednesday we’ll talk books (reading), and the serial fiction installment on Friday.
Other Fun Stuff:
– I plan to bundle the Fantasy Ranch books into one convenient collection and have it available by the end of the month. I’m pretty excited about that, actually.
– The Minister’s Maid will be getting a new cover soon. I’m still trying to decide whether to re-cover the whole series or not. Either way, the book will be *free* to download in all online outlets within the next few weeks.
– The Holiday Pact series and Mr. Mysterious will be available by the end of the month.
– The next installment of MacKenzie Saves the World will be online Tuesday.
– The audiobook of Deadly Chai should be available soon.