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.
Excited to let you know that THE HITWOMAN PLAYS GAMES will be out on 8/31!
In true 2020 form, there’s a technical glitch with Amazon and the cover isn’t appearing.
I’m working on it. (Honestly, I’ve been trying to get it fixed for a week now…but like I said, it’s 2020, lol.)
You can still preorder it though!
I’ve enjoyed writing this story and sharing it. (Plus, it’s been fun to see the comments and to know others are enjoying the ride.)
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.
So what’s next for me?
I’ll be publishing the next CONFESSIONS OF A SLIGHTLY NEUROTIC HITWOMAN book and I’ve got two more books featuring RV mapped out to write (okay, don’t tell anyone, but I’ve already started working on book 2!).
I’m also spending a little time each day working on a passion project. It’s a much darker book than my Hitwoman, Cursed Chicks, or Psychic Consignment Mysteries (btw, the first book in that series is currently free!). I don’t know whether I’ll ever publish it, but it’s a good outlet for my dark moods, lol.
I’m also spending time watching birds and developing my photography hobby. I just got a tripod and am hopeful this will help me get better shots.