Tuesday, April 29, 2014

So much to do, so little time! Miscellaneous Musings of a YA Author

With spring always comes a list of to-do's a mile long. There's spring cleaning, the beginning of yard work, projects in the house I want done before summer, family gatherings, and that's on top of my day job and writing. Not that I'm complaining. I like to be busy. Although, I wouldn't mind the weather warmed up a bit. It's a chilly, rainy 45 in Illinois as I type this. 

So far we've made a nice dent in the list. Most the spring cleaning is done. The yard is starting to look nice after a long, hard winter. Flowers are next, but we're going to wait another week before purchasing those, because Mother Nature keeps letting the temps dip below freezing up here. There are a couple important birthdays this month. My amazing mom turns another year younger and my grandmother will be celebrating her 100th birthday. I hope to live as long as her. =)

On the writing front, the submission for Entangled, book three in my Embrace Series, has been sent to my publisher. What's coming in book three? I'm glad you asked! Madison Riley is back and doing the bidding of a crossroad demon. She has no choice, if she wants her six-year-old brother to remain healthy and alive. There's more of Isaac, Kaylee and Josh. Plus, Caden is back and he has big plans for Madison. Fingers crossed Omnific Publishing enjoys this novel as much as they enjoyed the first two in the series. 

Reviews for Challenging Destiny are starting to come in. Thanks so much for those who took the time to post one. You can click here to find out what readers are saying.

With my finished novels either in my agent's hands or with a publisher, I finally have time to focus on something new. I'm playing around with an idea I had a long time ago for an edgy contemporary YA novel. I'll keep you posted on how it goes. 

Do you have a long to-do list this spring? How's the weather in your area?


  1. Hope they accept the third one.
    Right now, I just have one more day of the Challenge to survive. And then I can dive back into my manuscript.

    1. I've been stopping by blogs as I see posts related to the challenge. It looks like it's been very successful. I'm not sure how you and everyone else keeps up, but the post are always enjoyable.=)

  2. The weather has either been gorgeous or rainy. I planted all my flowers over this last weekend, and haven't had to water them yet. =) Glad things are going well on the writing front for you!

    1. I'm hoping we see gorgeous weather soon. I really want to get my flowers planted. Thanks for stopping by.