Goodreads Giveaway of Struck By Eros

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Stop by and enter in a chance to win my book Struck By Eros from my publisher. It’s simple.

  1. Click on the link.
  2. Enter the giveaway.
  3. If you’re feeling really friendly come follow my Goodreads Author page.

Simple!

If you need some more convincing, here’s a teaser from Struck By Eros.

Last month Cupid shot my size-six ass with an arrow and saddled me with the soul mate from hell. I lay on my side and looked at the snoring mountain of muscle next to me. Grayson Adler. Supposedly my perfect match in every way, but whoever was in charge of perfect matches perfectly fucked up.

Even though my body shook from a Grayson-induced, post-coital high, I still loathed my couldn’t-be-more-wrong-for-me mate. However, we were stuck together for eternity because of Cupid and his craptacular curse.

A wall-rattling snore broke through the hum of the air conditioner in the over-priced hotel room we met in every two weeks for our do-it-or-die conjugal visit. Grayson reached down and adjusted his erection. His hand brushed my thigh and his touch ignited a spark in my nether regions. Hot and horny, that’s how things were with Grayson and me. Sexual compatibility off the charts. Too bad the rest of our relationship itched like sand in the crotch.

 

 

 

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Self reflection Sucks

I had high hopes of coming home after vacation and the conference and writing like a mad woman.

It didn’t happen.

I seem to be going through some sort of self reflection right now.  I’m not sure why though.  Is it because I went and learned too much this weekend about something I feel really passionate about?  Or because I heard the words “oversaturated in the market”?

If my type of writing is oversaturated in the market, do I just give up and try to write something else?  Do I move forward with the stories I love, and read, and enjoy writing?  Do I let someone tell me that basically my stuff, no matter how well it is written, will not get published until the market rebounds?

Or do I write what I want, go the e-publishing route, find my audience, do my own marketing, and just make it happen?

I know I have made the decision to take the next few days off on the novel and keep editing the short story until it is perfect.  When it is all done I am going to put it on Amazon and try to get a following that way.  When November 1st, comes around I am going to bust out the last part of the novel during NaNoWriMo.  So yes, I have a plan…hopefully a good one.

I have come to one final conclusion, self reflection sucks.

Motivation

I’m sitting in a Starbuck’s editing with some writer friends today.  I love it.  Being with other people who share my passion is wonderful.

A new author joined us today, and I got to read her story for the first time.  I’ve been hearing about her work for a couple of weeks now, and I wasn’t sure what to expect.  I was impressed.  Then she told me she has been working on it for three years.  My heart dropped.

Three years on one book is a long time.  Now it is a beautiful piece of work, and I would love to get to her level, but I don’t have three years.  I have eight months left to get this published, or at least start making money on my writing.

My clock is ticking.

The time limit sits in the back of my mind every day.  It can either be a motivating factor, or a huge monkey on my back that kicks my anxiety level up to mach 10.  Does the time limit motivate me?

Yes.

But it also scares me.  What if my time limit comes up and I’m not done.  What do I do then?  Do I beg my husband for more time?  Do I go back to being a designer, and work at it on freelance basis?   Do I go get my teachers certificate and take a job?  Do I hope the novel is finished and E-publish it just to make money?

If I E-publish I give up on my dream of being on the book shelves among my favorites.  Would I feel like I have let myself down?  I’m not sure at this point. I guess I will figure it all out when the time comes.

And until the time comes I will continue to plug away every day, just to make it perfect.  Just to finish it!