Ever get so overwhelmed by your to-do list that it’s difficult to sit back and remember why you’re on this particular hamster wheel?
I have a fairly stupendous to-do list at the moment. Majai’s Fury has finally released in both Kindle version and paperback. I need to do some promotion for it, but it’s hard to know what to do for an “off-brand” book. As in, selling lots of this fantasy novel will not translate into strong sales for my contemporary romances, which hold the majority of my plans for the foreseeable future (whatever that is…)
Meanwhile, I’m working on recreating the Kindle, ePub, and paperback files for Raspberries and Vinegar and Wild Mint Tea. While they’re still available through my publisher, I’d like to re-release them by the end of July, which, by the way, is careening in my direction.
Why so soon? I’d like them in place before Snowflake Tiara goes up at the beginning of September. My novella is done and ready for final edits, while Angie’s still needs a couple of rounds. So, I can’t start formatting that for upload yet. PSST: We’ll be revealing our gorgeous cover in a couple of weeks. If you want in on that, you need to be signed up for my newsletter! (Or hers.)
All that would be no issue if I weren’t ALSO trying to write the third Farm Fresh Romance novel, which I’m aiming to publish November first. I’m only half done the first draft.
So this past week when my daughter and her family visited, I set aside everything but email and focused on enjoying my granddaughters! Well, Hanna and I also discussed some upcoming covers and she did a photo shoot for the cover of Sweetened with Honey.
Having my little people around me saying, “I love you, Grandma,” while snuggling up to read a story or running through the sprinkler definitely helps with the whole “why do I do this?” thing.
Now it’s definitely time to buckle in, but before I do, here are a few photos of my little girls this week.
Here’s Sweetpea enjoying the shells and rocks her grandparents brought back from vacation.
Rosalie (now two-and-a-half) loves her cousin’s playhouse!
We all had a picnic at the beach in honor of Aspen’s 2nd birthday.
Having two two-year-olds is the sweetest thing ever.
And here are all three of them, a very rare feat. No, they NEVER sit still!