"...her secret is patience..." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Cover Reveal Sign Up!!

Hello lovelies,

It is finally that time! Are you excited? Because I'm EXCITED!!!!

Seriously. I cannot believe that it's already the end of January. Time sure flies when you're having fun :)

I am deep in my revision cave trying to make this book fantastic for all of you wonderful people. I'm also working on some fun giveaways and some awesome gifts for said giveaways. Just...so much excitement!

But, I cannot do it all without you! I need your help and I hope you're as excited as I am because this cover reveal cannot happen without you!

I will be revealing the cover and the synopsis sometime in the end of February. This is a YA contemporary romance so if you're into that kind of thing.... :) 
I don't have a definite date yet, but as soon as I do, emails will be going out! So please, sign up and let me know where I can find you.
Also, if you guys would add my book on goodreads, I'd be eternally grateful.
I heart you all so much!!!

Much love,


Tuesday, January 14, 2014

On panicking....and overcoming

Hello lovelies, 

You remember how I said I'd be better at keeping you updated on all the happenings of 2014? Well, here we go. 

Time for a confession: I am beyond overwhelmed. It's not like I don't know what hard work is, but every time something new comes up, I'm bombarded with feelings of terror all over again. At the moment, the panic is coming from the fact that I received my edits last night. Let me just point out right here and now, it's OVERWHELMING. 

Can I get this done? Am I truly cut out for this? What am I doing here? 

How many of you have every doubted yourself? Raise your hand. 

Ah, good. I see I'm in great company. 

Doubts and fears are nothing new. Especially in such a crazy big world and the thing we call life. I look over the To-Do list for the next two months and I start to panic. Besides getting this story in top shape in the next month, there's all the promotional work that needs to be done, and all the emails to be sent, and all the....well, you get the idea. On top of all that, I need to remember to eat and stay hydrated. Oh and save lives for eight hours every night (you know, if I'd like to keep my job and all that). 

But here's my problem. I look at everything at once. I have pages of items to be checked off my list, but I will never get anything done if I keep reading over the list and freaking out. I am not the first person on this planet to be overwhelmed by life. And definitely not the last. 

Big storyline of this book is following your dreams. My main character goes through opposition and self doubt, pretty much daily. But you know what, just like every person who've ever wanted to reach their goals, she fights for it. She plans, she checks items off her to do list, she pushes past her own fear of the unknown and she reaches for those goals. 

You can say, she can teach me a thing or two, right? 

I want this book to be the best version of the story that's been running through my mind for a year now. And for that to happen, I need to take charge of my fears and self-doubt and WORK HARD. 

( awe, Elijah hugs)

This, ladies and gents, is where I'm at. I'm pushing myself to take criticism and to come out on top on the other side of things. I'm not giving up and I'm not letting myself stay down. 
I'm putting on my big girl shoes, standing tall, and overcoming my insecurities. 

Excuse me while I go kick some revision butt :)

Much love, 


Friday, January 3, 2014

EXTRA! EXTRA! READ ALL ABOUT IT! (yes, I'm finally sharing the news)

Hello lovelies, 

Guess what? I'M FINALLY READY TO SHARE SOME NEWS! Who's excited? Raise your hand. 

Many of you have been following me for years. Many of you have been wondering if I'll every have anything for you to read besides the blog. Many of you have been patiently waiting and asking questions and cheering me on. 
Well, my dearest readers, the time has finally come when all of that support and love and waiting has paid off. You know where this is going, don't you? :) Read on.

I wrote a young adult contemporary and it will be out on your nifty e-readers this year!!! 

And not just sometime this year, but as in the FIRST part of the year. 


Let me explain. 
After much consideration, prayer, and council I've decided to self-publish. This is a HUGE step for me because I've never thought I'd be brave enough to do something like that. I have the utmost respect for all of those who have made it out there in the Indie world and I've never thought I'd be one of those people simply because I didn't think I had the courage to put myself out there like that. 

Well, I'm trying something new this year. 

I know querying and just writing in general is something that requires courage, but self-publishing is a different kind of a ball game (at least in my mind).  So this year, I'm taking that step and diving head first into self-publishing. Yes, I'm still going to look for an agent. Yes, I'm still hoping to be published with one of the big houses, but this feels right for me, guys. It feels right. 


Well, you get the idea :)

There you have it, my loyal followers. All your hard work has paid off. I will be putting together a cover reveal, telling you more about the book and announcing dates in the near future, so make sure you follow me on twitter. If you're interested in participating in the cover reveal and such, leave me a way to contact you in the comments and I'll put you on the list. 

I hope you're as excited as I am. This story is near and dear to my heart and I hope it will be to yours as well. 

Much love,