Planners, Calendars, and Goals!

Yes, honey, I know. It’s January 1st and could we please just recover from staying up too late last night instead of talking about resolutions?

Nope. I didn’t stay up late, mwahahaha, and I’m ready to kick some ass this year!

My tools include books, two calendars, and a publishing schedule that will probably have me hiding under the bed come March. Oh, and my phone’s yoga app, because a set of resolutions isn’t complete without some kind of promise to get in shape.

Four books are on my January reading list, two of which I’ve already read at least once (twice, in the case of Deep Work).

  • You Are a Badass, by Jen Sincero
  • Your Best Year Ever, by Michael Hyatt
  • The Power of Full Engagement, by Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz
  • Deep Work, by Cal Newport

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Two calendars–one is my planner. I’m branching out this year and moving beyond my 3-ring binder with the removable calendar pages. Instead, I’ll be using a Simple Elephant planner. I like the space it has for a mini vision board and goal-setting–not only for the beginning of the year, but for each week. Also, lots of pages at the back for notes and scribbles about how I might take over the world and spread the joy of paranormal romance throughout the land. (The downside is it doesn’t lie flat and I’m already fighting with it. I was giving the Happy Planners at Michael’s a longing gaze last week. My next planner will be spiral-bound!)

The other calendar is a boring 8.5×11 monthly agenda. I need a spot to keep track of what I’m publishing and when, with a nice big view of each month. I can also keep track of when I’m sharing friends’ books, and when they’re sharing mine, as well as giveaway start and end dates.

The publishing schedule has me releasing a Fierce Mates book every other month. This isn’t too ambitious on its own…but when we factor in all the reverse harem projects I’m writing and publishing with Keira in 2019, it might start to feel like a lot. We shall see!

The Rose King!

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The Rose King is a little novelette I decided to write for my newsletter subscribers. They’ve been getting one installment each month, just a chapter or two, over the past few months. While I do plan to publish an edited version, I’m still inviting people to join my mailing list in order to get these installments and read it for FREE.

That said, maybe you need a little more convincing to join my newsletter (despite the fact that my newsletter is never spammy and you get free books in addition to The Rose King and you sometimes will get to hear about awesome book deals and see photos of my kitten…), so I’ll point you to the first part of The Rose King. You’ll recognize the heroine and hero, Gemma and Rex, from Book 3 of the Corona Pride, Savage Heartache, where they help Nina and Jameson on their journey to luuuuurve. ❤

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New Series Announcement!

It is with GREAT excitement that I tell you guys that the Corona Pride series, a spin-off of the Sierra Pride, will be released starting in March! I’ve listened to your suggestions about wanting longer books, so these are double the length (hahaha) and double the fun (rowr).

 

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I’ll be revealing the cover for Book 1, Savage Yearning, next month, but in the meantime, here are the titles and the release schedule:

Savage Yearning (March 2017)

Savage Loss (April 2017)

Savage Heartache (May 2017)

Savage Thirst (June 2017)

Savage Bliss (July 2017)

These books have been a joy to work with so far–I’m in the middle of revising Book 2 and drafting Book 3. Developing old friends and creating new ones is such a blast, and I can’t wait to share the Corona Pride with you!

In the Writing World…

So, Book 6 in the Sierra Pride series is nearly out in the world. Book 7 is in the final formatting stages, and I’m revising Book 8 (THE FINAL BOOK! EEEEE!) with the help of some generous critique partners. (Also, if you haven’t read Book 1 yet, it’s free pretty much everywhere. Click here for Amazon, or here for iTunes, B&N, or Kobo!)

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I’ve also recently taken on a new ghostwriting project. I can’t give details, obviously, but I can say that it’s paranormal and very much something I’d want to read. Those kinds of writing projects are the best.

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The other thing going on is I’m developing my next series! It’s set in the Sierra Pride world, but features new characters (and some old ones as well). I don’t want to say too much yet because this is in the very early stages, but I can say that I’m really excited about it and I hope I get to share more soon!

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