For some reason, I didn’t fall asleep until 4:30 on New Year’s Eve and almost 2 last night. I kind of wanted to start the new year off on a better foot than that! Well, here goes. Some resolutions and lots of release news from me.
- Sleep more
- Drink more water- In October I went into a clinic about migraines. They said they couldn’t help but my pulse was too fast and I was dehydrated and I spent the morning hooked up to an IV. I wish I could say I’ve done better since then but I haven’t really. I don’t necessarily drink other things instead. I just need to actually drink.
- Work better- Not less, not more, just a more effective use of my time. I need to let myself quit when I’m tired or frazzled. I need to have nights off, days off…a week? I am pretty sure when I’m overworked and being too hard on myself I’m less productive.
- Feel freer- The downside to being an author means you do have to take criticism and public opinion about your work. But sometimes, I can let worrying about making a false step become crippling. So, my paranormal book hasn’t sold a lot. I don’t care. I wrote it because I liked the idea. And I’m working on finishing the series too, as you’ll see below. Like it, don’t like it, think it’s an abomination. I’m doing it for me. The same is true for the Historical Fiction-Romances I’m releasing this summer. Nothing is caging me in.
Books 2-4 of the The Witches of Austen Series will close out the Pride and Prejudice and Northanger Abbey mash up.
Sufficient Encouragement is currently posting! It’s Book One of the When Love Blooms series and is the story of Darcy and Elizabeth’s love.
Mr. Darcy’s Bluestocking Bride begins with a chance meeting between Elizabeth and Darcy before they both arrive in Kent for Easter. “It is a truth universally acknowledged that intelligent women do not fall in love or trust easily.”
Love’s Second Chance is the companion story to Sufficient Encouragement. It will follow SE’s minor characters: Lord Arlington, Caroline Bingley, Richard Fitzwilliam, Anne de Bourgh, Lady Belinda Crenshaw and Mr. Jacob Truman.
Richard boarded the carriage with his parents to attend a dinner at Lord and Lady Crenshaw’s and heard them extol the virtues of the daughter and heiress, Lady Belinda. Richard acknowledged he might rather face another battalion of Frenchies than try to live in polite society with insipid debutantes and cunning widows flung at him. But then, the French could only maim his body and women were a vast deal more dangerous. If he had a heart left, he would be concerned.
The Earl’s Return and The Viscount’s Love will kick off the Love and Duty Series. A Regency-era Historical Fiction-Romance that will follow four best friends as they vow to marry only for love and then face the complications of the real world.
Loving Elizabeth‘s prequel begins when Elizabeth Bennet is only 15 years old. On a trip to London she meets Fitzwilliam Darcy, best friend to her older brother, Sam.
Officious Interference is a short story anthology of expanded versions of “You Must Allow Me to Tell You” and “The Happiest Creature in the World.” In the first, Darcy impulsively compromises Elizabeth instead of delivering his letter after her refusal. In the second, Elizabeth marries Mr. Collins to save Jane from a marriage to him.
Fall 2016- I’m still working on titles and covers for these!
Books 5-10 of The Witches of Austen Series
Book 3 of the When Love Blooms Series
Christmas Short Stories
4 thoughts on “Happy New Year! Resolutions & Releases”
Can’t wait to read Love’s Second Chance
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Love the covers. I do like your stories but at the time one of the things I am resolved upon is to read the stories on my kindle at present. I am trying to only add free or on sale books at this time. So I will get to the ones I have not read of yours but it may take some time. Do not despair. Sorry to hear you are not sleeping well. I drink coffee too much during the day and only drink water at night…with a cup of tea sometimes in between those. But sorry to hear you had to be hooked up to an IV b/c of dehydration. Hope all is better soon. Take care.
I completely understand. I’m also committed to having my stories available for free for readers that desire that. My plans for 2016 are to update my blog to add a password so stories can remain up all the time. I have to take them down because Amazon can find it and it’s against their rules to have it like that. I also post on Darcy and Lizzy.com and stories that I have since removed from my blog are still there in their unedited formats.
I don’t even drink coffee, or other caffeine, every day so that’s not what keeps me up. I just sometimes get lots of story ideas!
Yes, I understand that – sometimes my brain also gets going and I have to get up but mine is usually in the am. But if i have a bad dream I try to “put on” one of my JAFF stories.