Recently I queried some of the groups I belong to about what kind of formula they follow when writing for the day. Do they set a daily word count, do they try to get a chapter done each day, or do they focus on the number of pages. Most will have some kind of schedule or plan. I’ve never been one of them. Because writing is a hobby to me and I’m not very disciplined, especially since I retired from Disney.
On that note, I’ve been thinking about it lately. And it occurred to me that when I set my mind to writing, I’ll usually get one or two chapters done in a day. So I wonder, maybe that should be my formula. Set a one chapter a day goal, anything over that is a bonus.
You’d think that being retired I had all the time in the world for writing. My problem? I’ve always considered writing a hobby. When I first started as a young teenager it was therapy. And I’ve always written for me. If it became a job I probably wouldn’t write another word.
My days are busy believe it or not. Living with my daughter and her family, I make myself available to help out with the little ones. My family comes first over everything else, as it should. I get most of my writing done in the evenings and weekends, when I can hole myself up in my woman-cave and I don’t have any distractions.
In spite of not being a disciplined writer I’ve managed to have three books released so far this year, with another three or four in the works. A Perfect Fit, Instant Attraction and Yield to Me are already out. Surrender to Desire will be released on the 15th of this month, and is a kind of sequel to A Perfect Fit. I hope you’ll check them out.
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Here’s a blurb of Surrender to Desire, which will be released on April 15th.
You read Beau and Marissa’s story in A Perfect Fit.
Now read Blade and Callie’s story!
Callie thought her man troubles were over when she accepts work at the Evans ranch. Until Blade Evans rescues her out of a tree and she winds up in his arms, and his bed. Against her will she starts to fall for the handsome cowboy. Then begins to wonder, as his new housekeeper, is she just a convenient outlet for his sexual urges? Or does he feel the same way about her?
Here’s a blurb of Instant Attraction, which was released on March 11. It’s also my first multicultural romance.
Thomas is a motorcycle cop, new to the rural area. He needed a change from the hectic big city, and the pressures of being on the SWAT team. A little more peace and quiet to reflect on what he wants in life, and maybe find someone to share it with along the way. He never expected to find his perfect match in the form of one sexy, little animal activist. From the moment they meet their attraction is hot and out of control.