Happy November! Did the time change mess you up? This month’s blog is going to be a quick one because I’m knee deep in editing and have been pouring all my energy there. EEEE!
I am so happy to start a new month. October was…challenging, and as much as I usually love October, I wasn’t that sad to see it go this year. It wasn’t all bad though. I celebrated my 35th birthday with my beautiful family. I also announced the title of my next release along with the blurb and dates for release and cover reveal. I’m beyond excited for this book and am working my butt off almost every day editing it. It’s not that I’m necessarily a slow editor, I’m just very thorough. I rewrite the entire book, starting with a new blank document, so my average editing time is around a month and a half. And this book I was running a little behind on already because…life. I’m still on track to publish my new emotional small town romance, Let The Light Shine Through on time though so don’t worry. This beautiful book baby is up for preorder now and will be in the public’s hands January 27th. Or if you’re looking to get an advanced reader copy to read before the release date in exchange for an honest review you can sign up *HERE*. I went with a PR company this time around to help out so i could dedicate even more time to writing/editing. The cover will be revealed December 28th and you do not want to miss it. Set an alarm, write a reminder, whatever you need to do so you’re there to see it first thing. I’ll be sharing in my newsletter that morning, then on my socials after that. Not signed up for my NL? No problem. You can do that *HERE*. You can also find me on any of these platforms:
I’ve been drinking a mug of tea at least once a day but I have yet to stick to a single flavor/kind so far. Chai, pumpkin, spiced apple, you name it…I’ve been consuming all the fall flavors lately. As long as there’s a bit of spice and a lot of sweet, I’ll drink it.
With the cold weather, I’ve been wrapping up in comfy clothes and hunkering down on my couch to zone out on some movies or shows. I have to say I think I found every single awful thing to watch last month because everything I saw was worse than the last, I swear. This month though I made the decision to dump a show I was not enjoying in the slightest (cough, The Witcher, cough) and now I’m watching Shadow and Bone on Netflix. I’m only three episodes in but totally hooked. Originally I was holding off on watching it because I’d bought the book series it’s based off and wanted to read those first…Yeah, I know. I realized the chances of that were quite slim given the fact that I rarely ever get to read anymore so now I’m binging the show first. Rebellious? Maybe, but I’m okay with it, especially when Archie Renaux (who plays the lead heroine’s best friend, Mal) is on screen. I know everyone made a big fuss about Ben Barnes when the show first aired but I’m all about Archie.
I did take a little bit of time to read a book but it was about…writing. LOL I have been following author K. Webster on Insta for years but have yet to read any of her books. I saw her talk about a short little self-help book for writers on how to get out of a rut or move beyond writer’s block. I’m not suffering from either but figured I’d take a look at the advice anyway. This girl puts out 1-2 books a month so she obviously knows about writing. I’m not a big fan of self-help books but this one I actually liked. It’s called Paused to Prolific and I read it in one sitting. There are great tips in here and some common sense stuff that I knew but wasn’t exactly acknowledging. For example, I knew which apps were taking up too much of my time but I wasn’t doing anything about it…until I read this short little book. Now my phone is soooo much more boring than it was but I am less distracted. Even if you only get a tip or two from it, I think it’s worth checking out. K writes 4 books at once…I can’t do that and I’m not sure I’ll ever be able to but the rest of her advice I found to be really helpful. If you read it, let me know what you think.
Last month was challenging for everyone in my house. I heard Mercury was in retrograde and while I have no idea what that means, I still believe it. Everyone under my roof was going through something and at one point I just had to take a breather. I got out of the house for a couple hours and drove around, listening to music. One song really helped me: You’re Worth It (2021 version) by Cimorelli. I think I had that song on repeat for the majority of the drive, and after, I felt so much better. If you’re having a down day, or week, or month, I recommend blasting that song and remembering how wonderful you are.
I think that’s it for me, friend. Until next month, take care and stay safe.
Happy Sunday but also, Happy October! Honestly, I don’t know where September went and I swear I was paying close attention too. One of the . . .
Happy Sunday! I’m sitting outside on a beautifully mild day writing this and I cannot wait for more of these days. The weather says Fall . . .