August 17, 2018 @ 9:31 AM
I know this sort of thing has been going on for years in retail, but I'm STILL startled seeing this in July when it's 98 degrees outside in these parts. (I snapped this photo last month when I was in Hobby Lobby buying yarn.)
I love the holidays, but can we just take a minute to fully appreciate fall, my favorite season of all? Crisp, sunny days for savoring my outdoor runs, pumpkin spice lattes, changing leaves, and sweaters etc. (I'm a sweater person. Can't have enough.)
Can we give Halloween and Thanksgiving their time to shine without Frosty over here (see photo right) and Holly Jolly Christmas horning in??? lol
Speaking of holiday deco, I know I've been hella slooooow as Christmas getting that third Mistywood Lane book out. (See what I did there? lol) But I am hustling to finish, without throwing the rest of my life and responsibilities out of balance. This includes taking breaks for self-care, which I think are important for someone prone to writer's block and burnout.
Writing and publishing ain’t for wimps; I tell y’all for the umpteenth time, but I'm hanging in there on this one. I'm so EXCITED about this next romance. And the longer I hold on to it the more I love it. I have been revising, but at the same time, I'm letting it breathe. I've found these pauses actually help me come up with ways to strengthen it. And I'm confident saying this is my favorite Mistywood Lane/ Sommers sisters book of the three. I know some will prefer Reese's (Welcome to Mistywood Lane) or Quinn's story (He Could Be the One).
If you'd asked me a few months ago when I was struggling, I would've said no way would I get here, where I am now with Julian and Blaire being my favorite Mistywood Lane couple.
I had so much fun writing Quinn and Lance's story. And it was way easier, practically pouring out of me in comparison to this one. It was a NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) manuscript. I banged out that first (very rough) draft in about 30 days.
I seriously doubted myself. Oh, how I've dragged and struggled with this work in progress. I thought there was no way in hell I could love this couple as much as I've loved the others. But now that I'm here, actually loving them more than the others, I can't wait for you to read Blaire and Julian's journey to happily ever after.
Until next time...:)