The other day I was talking about how I’m “productively obsessed” but I couldn’t do it without the help of my story editor, virtual assistant and copy editor. I’m grateful they all put up with me!
Here’s the thing:
I love what I do. I worked hard to get to the point where I can do what I love. I’m still working hard at it.
On the 31st I’ll be publishing my sixth book of the year 2 Spells Too Many.
I’ve just sent the third Cursed Chicks book to my editor.
Soon I’ll begin working on Hitwoman 25.
I’m also working on a passion project and have notes for Psychic Consignment 4.
This kind of schedule is not for everyone. I choose to be productively obsessed. I’m lacking balance. I don’t particularly recommend it, lol.
Who makes these holidays up?
I’m my own boss and people often ask me what that’s like. It’s great! Working for myself means I have a lot more control about what I do and how my days play out.
And it’s terrible, lol. My boss can be overzealous. (Have you SEEN my goals for the last quarter of this year?)
But the GREAT moments beat out the terrible ones….most days. 😉
Wanna know a secret?
Richie calls RV “Smoosher Lady” in 1 Flew Over the Raven’s Nest.
That’s actually inspired by a neighbor’s grandson who calls me “Smudger lady” because my dog’s name is Smudge.
Things will turn out.
In April of 2019 I stayed in an RV as research for Cursed Chicks series. (Yes, it takes me a LONG time to prep for series…I didn’t start actually writing RV’s book until a year later.)
I thought I’d love it. I HATED it. There were tornado warnings, I got motion sickness, and I set off the carbon monoxide detector. I was miserable. My dog was miserable.
I worried that it was a sign that my RV series (working title of Cursed Chicks) was going to be equally miserable. Thankfully, it wasn’t! I’m having sooo much fun with it.
I also had fun meeting up with book blogger Donna of Girl Who Reads on that leg of my trip, so it wasn’t a total disaster.
I can’t be the only one….
I don’t watch TV. I stay home most of the time. I NEED stimulation.
That’s how I justify my daily perusal of Etsy.
What’s your excuse?
I love this barrette I got from there.
I’m pretty sure Armani from the Confessions of a Slightly Neurotic Hitwoman series would approve. (Though knowing her she’d probably think it spells RUST T.)
Silly things make me smile.
I’m not much for seasonal decorating but I did pull out Garlicula and put him on display for the month of October.
I found him while researching the Psychic Consignment Mystery series.
Can you believe that we’re already entering the last three months of 2020? I still have soooo much I want to accomplish this year. What about you?
My top goals for this month include publishing 2 Spells Too Many at the end of the month and finishing Cursed Chicks 3.
I’m also in desperate need of some “unplugged” time so that’s a priority for this last quarter. This whole combination of pandemic and election season has been stressing me out, so I’ve been throwing myself into my work, but I need a break.
So excited to be releasing 1 Flew Over the Raven’s Nest in book form tomorrow!
This is the first book in my new Cursed Chicks Club series. (Book 2 will be out next month and I’m currently working on Book 3!) I’m having so much fun with these characters and this world.
You may think your mother-in-law is a witch, but RV’s really was.
And now there’s a very real chance she’ll be haunted by Mildred Bloodworth for eternity.
The only way to free herself from the curse that binds them, is for RV to make amends for Millie’s misdeeds.
Accompanied by a possessed Siamese cat, RV embarks, in her mother-in-law’s pink camper van, on a journey to right wrongs. But plans, like spells, can backfire.
RV drives right into a crime scene and quickly becomes the chief suspect in a mysterious murder.
Determined to prove her innocence, RV investigates with the help of a lucky penny, a wise owl, a reclusive turtle, and a magician whose agenda is unknown.