Ahem. What I meant to say is that if you’ve been waiting for the best time to give A Minute on the Lips a try, you might want to head on over to http://www.Harlequin.com this month. As a part of the very cool “She’s on the Job!” promo, Sheriff Andi’s book is 40% off (code STJ414). Want to know more about the book: CLICK HERE. Want to read an excerpt? I have that too RIGHT HERE. How about a review? Fresh Fiction says:
This story is a wholesome read with heartfelt emotions and family values important to every individual. Andi has to weigh her home, family and entire community in her decision to turn loose of the past and seek her own happiness. I loved this cute story full of humor, emotion and true caring for the entire community and family. This author never fails to deliver! I am an avid follower of this very talented author and read everything she writes. Kay at FreshFiction.com
Sale ends April 30 so…go ahead and pick up the book. I’ll wait here with Andi and Mark, just raking up leaves…
On Saturday, the postman slogged through the mud to bring me copies of the UK version of A Minute on the Lips. Yes. Let’s let that marinate for a moment. The UK version. Here’s the link: A Minute on the Lips, Mills and Boon UK. This is different than the Australian version, which I have not seen yet and which will send into full-on meltdown most likely. Here’s a link just so you’ll believe me: Australian 2-in-1 Version. Don’t worry…there will be new pictures of this one too.
This, combined with the Goodreads group’s discussions on dream travel destinations, the unending snow…it’s all turned the flame up under my desire to go to London. I yearn. Like the way I yearn for whatever chocolate dessert’s on the menu that I never order but bigger. Over the past year, I’ve had a trip planned at least 3 different times but never pushed the “BOOK IT!” button. This is probably because I remember my panic on landing in the Newark airport and facing navigating New York by myself. Also, I might never want to come back. I managed New York. London could be tackled too. Right?
Last week I was very ambitious. I read a few sentences somewhere about how writers need a business plan. I know some business. Make a plan for income and expenditures with action steps to meet the goals set. Easy. It is not. But I set out a solid work plan through June with measurable goals. I like goals. I like lists. I like seeing progress. And while I’m waiting and stalking my inbox for answers, it’s a good thing for me to KEEP WRITING. JUST KEEP WRITING.
My goals for this week:
1. Taxes. Ugh.
2. Polish up a finished story, write a synopsis, and start querying.
Turns out, that story wasn’t quite finished and now I remember why, so the work’s been a little more intense than I thought. And the taxes? *unintelligible mutters*
Neither is really all that difficult (although, seriously, taxes…why so complicated? Also: Cheryl, plot better please.), so what is the deal? I’ve heard someone else call it the imposter syndrome when referring to writing. The idea that any success you’ve had has been pure luck and you can never repeat it again because you don’t know what you’re doing. And for me, it’s the biggest challenge.
Goals are good things. I’m going to hit this week’s, I think, so we’ll see how it goes from there. Writers, how do you keep going? Got a business plan model you’d like to share?