sssEllaSo as you may or may not know, I’ve decided to write full time and have taken a long-term leave (or maybe short-term if I don’t get off my arse) from my job as a respiratory therapist. You see, the plan was to WRITE. It’s now officially been one month since my last day at my job and still, I have only written a scant amount. I have a self-imposed publication date looming and my stress levels are rising. It’s par for the course. I seem to only write when I’m under pressure. Why do I do this to myself?

1. I’m a procrastinator.

2. I fear rejection of my work and hence, writer’s block infiltrates my brain while that inner voice of self-deprecation keeps telling me I’m going to fail.

3. Do I really need to keep going…? I fear that I will ruin a fairly good series by adding one more book. Yet, the fans are waiting and wondering and asking, “Where is it?” I hate disappointing people and so, I will push all my anxiety aside, just like I do ALL of my books, and write it.

Oh, and did I mention that I’m also gearing up to start writing the Crimson Kisses series? I had posted the first of a serial in my very first blog post here with hopes to add a new installment with each blog, however, I’ve taken on a coauthor and so this is not going to happen as often as I thought it would. There will be installments, just not every blog post as I need his input and feedback. I want it to be the best it can be, after all.

Speaking on that series: A big thanks for Thomas Duder who has accepted my offer of collaborating with me on this project! He’s got an incredibly wicked imagination and I am positive that only good things will come from this partnership.

Here’s the new cover and blurb. What do you think? Thoughts?

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Okay. My whining session is over. That is all.

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