New year, more books. That's my one and only resolution for this year.
I'm still working on the next 7B7B book, it's a little complicated so I'm taking my time. I have plots finished for the next two books, so you will see them all by summer!
I will be also having books sales or freebies every month there is not a new release this year. That way if you've read my books on Kindle Unlimited and never bought them, you can get them at a great price or even FREE!
Starting soon, (exact date pending) I will be releasing chapters to a short story in my Newsletter. Periodically I will be adding to the story as the year goes on and releasing the collection at the end of the year as a novella. This will be newsletter exclusive content for 2020 so make sure to open each one!
I'm off to stock up as I have been informed by my Alexa, that snow is on the way. Stay warm everyone and read something yummy :)
I know I was anticipating it, planning, decorating, then poof, it was gone. I swear the build up to the holidays is what makes the actual day so anticlimactic. Nevertheless, I had a wonderful quiet Christmas. Close family and good food. Maybe a little more Prosecco then I should have, but was fun was still had.
As we creep closer to the new year, I wanted to let you all know how grateful I am to have such amazing readers supporting me. I love bringing you new books, and even though I was so busy with moving and buying a house, I've received nothing but support from all of you.
Next year I have a simple plan. I will be completing the last three 7B7B books. Then I have a new three book series that I'm positive you will all love.
Until I can get to that new series, I'm going to be starting a newsletter serial. Meaning once a month I will be posting in my newsletter a chapter to a Novella that will eventually be a book. I want my loyal readers to get it first and I hope you think it's a fun idea.
2020 is going to be a year of change, I have no doubt. I can't wait to spend it with all of you.
I spent last weekend in Houston, Texas surrounded by my rock stars. Not people that play music, but people that write worlds.
Being lucky enough to attend Romance Author Mastermind for the second year in a row, I was not surprised by how much information I was given. I knew from last year that industry icons were going to tell us all how to build our businesses. Not write better, longer, funnier. Just to manage our writing like a job and hopefully make a living at it. Now not everyone attending were full time authors. Most had a day job still that brought home the necessary money and only a few could support themselves with writing alone.
I'm lucky that my partner works full time and my writing is not relied on to support us fully. But many in the audience this weekend were looking at the presentations as a way to survive. It's not something talked about often, because usually we talk about stories, worlds, romance, and how they make us feel. Which is why we all started writing in the first place.
The other side of that hearts and flowers is that drive behind those words. It's rent money, car payments, groceries, and healthcare of children. You can love writing books, but still need to make money doing it. I realized that my drive to make a living writing is slightly hampered by the fact that my partner makes a good living. But what if that went away? Could I step up and do the hard work to be the main wage earner.
So if you start to see me posting more, engaging more, and over all promoing my books more, just know it's because I'm trying to make sure that if life happens, which it usually does, I won't be be starting at the beginning.
2020 for me is going to be there year that I create the security and comfort my family needs. I'm going to be doing that by writing. I'm going to finish my 7B7B series. I'm starting a new series, and I will be ahead of anything the world can throw at me. Skip the resolutions this year, instead create a plan of attack. How are you going to change your world?
I can imagine your confusion. Why is Moxie showing off her very tidy and efficient storage unit she's currently using? That's because this is how I recently sorted and organized my pre-orders for my two author signings this year. I sold my house a few weeks ago. It was much quicker than I was expecting so I had to shift gears rather quickly. With my signings and summer trips already planned I decided that house hunting needed to be postponed a few months.
August is looking like my time to get organized and find a place to permanently rest my head. Until then, I have fun and exciting things planned. My first event, Kinky in Kansas city is June 22nd. This is my first mid-west-ish even and I'm looking forward to meeting some readers that I haven't been able to before.
July is Readers and Writers in Seattle. I've done this event before and had a great time. Home town signings are always a blast. I'd love to see you if you're in the area or can make the trip. Tickets are still available for the events and links are on my front page here.
In between these signings I'm trying to get ahead of some books that are due later this year. Currently I'm working on my next installment of the Mountain Mermaid series that will be coming out in September. After that I will be working on Book 5 in the 7 Brides for 7 Bears series. I'll also have two more books to add to Milly Taiden's PDA world this year. So just because the suns out, doesn't mean I won't be writing. I hope you all have an amazing first few months of summer. I'll be posting my adventures on my Facebook page so you can come along with me.
Sending warm thoughts to all my awesome readers in the US that are struggling to stay warm this week. I've been lucky to be missing out on the cold weather. I'm getting regular reports on just how miserable everyone is in the midwest. Cozy up with a good book and some cocoa!
To my Aussie readers, all I can say is think cool thoughts :)
Little update on this week for you. I'm working on finishing up Forbidden Bride so it can start going through alpha/beta read throughs before the editor. My plan was to start right into book 5 in the 7 Brides for 7 Bears series, but I think I'm going to give myself a couple of weeks off. I'll still be working, I want to invest that time in getting my former Kindle World books back into print.
The two books I had for Southern Shifter Kindle World will be rewritten into my PNW Cougars series. Super excited about this. Then I will be republishing my One True Mate World book as a one off. Lisa Ladew has graciously allowed us to re-release these books as long as we don't right anymore into her world. I'm thrilled I got the chance to add to her amazing story line and am proud to put the book back out.
I'm going to put on some fuzzy socks so I can keep writing.
I may not have turkey for you this month, but I do have two new books!
Her Cougar Sunrise by Moxie North and A Purrfect Trifecta by Rebel West are releasing on November 16th! I had such fun continuing my journey in Milly Taiden's Paranormal Dating Agency World. These books are short, sweet, and sexy. They are quicker reads than my usual novels, but add in an extra dash of instalove and you get a great story.
I'm also halfway through writing my third installment in the 7 Brides for 7 Bears series. Unexpected Bride doesn't have a release date yet, but I will put it up for pre-order once it goes to the editor. This book is a tiny deviation from the idea of 7 Brides for 7 Bears, but you will get your mates, your bride, and kiss ass heroine.
With so many holidays this time of year, I hope everyone has the time to spend with family or friends and enjoy the season.
Release Day is always so exciting and nerve wracking. You've worked so hard on a new book and the moment comes when you have to press the publish button. Will they like it? Will they hate it? And how many people will they share that news with?
Luckily I have finally made it to a happy place that I soak in all the good vibes and ignore the bad. I loved writing this book. Being a huge scifi lover, space stories are my jam. If you've ever seen the back of my travel trailer you know I show my scifi love with pride. #bringbackfirefly
With the release of Tangle Me, it will be added to a group of others all retelling fairytales in the future in their own way. Little Red Riding Hood, Hook, and many others. I'll be posting links for those soon.
I hope you enjoy my version of Rapunzel, who doesn't love hair that moves on it's own? I know I do :)
Writer by day, Netflix junky by night. Fueled by Red Vines and Coke Zero. Distracted by social media when I'm supposed to be working.