Time is flying by, even more so that I have a definitive timeline to get this manuscript finished. My deadline is BBDD. Before Baby Due Date.
With that comes a massive priority struggle. Between my son’s schedule, gearing up for the baby (and picking out a name!), as well as finishing this manuscript and critiquing a friend’s manuscript, blogging has fallen off of my priority list. Not a great first posting for 2014, I know.
But that doesn’t bode well for an author trying to market a recent release. I can’t devote that much time to social media or blogging, because I selfishly would rather focus any free time on writing/critiquing. Come mid-March, free-time will be a fond and distant memory (much like sleep). Writing will become ‘that thing I love, but I need to take a shower and 2hr nap today.’ So the stories in my head will be stuck on the rear-burner. Along with my blog.
But I want you all to know that I won’t be going away completely. I promise I’ll still be here. Albeit, a much more tired, ragged version of myself. It will take me longer to respond to emails and hop onto Facebook/Twitter. But I WILL respond. Priorities will shift (they kinda have to!) but I know this blog will still be here when I’m ready.
More importantly, I’ll still try to market AUDREY’S PROMISE as much as possible and attend those treasured conferences and events (between feedings!). RWA National is a major one for me, particularly since it’s in Texas this year. At some point, I’ll have my first book signing!
In the meantime, I follow several blogs that will more than make up for my lack of presence. Feel free to follow these folks and fill your brain with inspiring knowledge and entertainment!
Greater Ft Worth Writers
Author CA Szarek
Author Kimberly Packard
Author Scot Morgan
The Creative Penn
I’m thrilled to announce my debut novel, AUDREY’S PROMISE, is available on Amazon Kindle!
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This is incredibly surreal for me and I pinch myself every time I see it online!
Thank you all for your support and love! For those of you who prefer physical books, the paperback version will release 11/1/13.
In addition, AUDREY’S PROMISE is uploaded to GoodReads. So if you’ve read it, please be kind enough to write a review on both GoodReads and Amazon.
Check back for more exciting news on this book in a few weeks!
Audrey’s Promise – Contemporary Romance from The Wild Rose Press
“Audrey Allen is poised to become the youngest Texas senator, a position that fits her nickname, The Peacemaker. But she’s unable to make peace with many in her hometown, where memories and grudges run deep from a decade-old tragedy.
Ethan Tanner, an ambitious and tantalizing journalist, joins her at Thanksgiving for an in-depth look at the promising candidate. But he has an agenda of his own that’s not entirely honorable. Ethan could stir up trouble for her budding career, or awaken the deep passions she’s buried for so long. Will Ethan find that he values love more than getting the story?”
No, this is not the official cover. I just love the photo.
I’m thrilled to announce the official release date of AUDREY’S PROMISE, my debut novel from The Wild Rose Press, is NOVEMBER 1st!
Perfect timing, considering that the book takes place over Thanksgiving.
And more good news, I received the preliminary cover art today and am really excited! Which means the final cover should be in my inbox soon! As soon as I have the final cover, I’ll share with the world.
So everyone mark your calendars: November 1st, a brand new novel from yours truly hits the e-shelves!
Contemporary Romance set in rural East Texas
Audrey Allen is poised to become the youngest Texas Senator, a position she’s primed for with her nickname, “The Peacemaker.” But she’s unable to make peace with many in her hometown, where memories and grudges run deep from a decade-old tragedy. Ethan Tanner, ambitious and tantalizing journalist, joins her home for Thanksgiving for an in-depth look at the promising candidate. But he has an agenda of his own that’s not entirely honorable. Will he stir up more trouble for her budding career, or awaken the deep passions she’s buried for so long? Can Audrey hold on to the promise she’d made?