Hey, my lovely friends!
I hope this post finds you all in good health and happy (if that’s not the case, then here goes some special thoughts and juju just for you 🙂 ). Over here things are good. Mr. Hubby and I have had some busy days (which is why I’m only writing this “Welcome to February” post now) but we’re happy and healthy and good. Yay!
One thing I’m really over the moon about is keeping my resolutions. January was a pretty mild month, so keeping them was easy as pie. However, like I said above this month started off with a kick. Every day I had something going on that kept me busy and away from home and my sweet routine. Keeping my daily yoga practices was hard since most days I’d leave my house in the morning and wouldn’t come back until late at night, but I kept strong in my resolve. Sometimes my practice was just a ten-minute stretch before bed, but every day I took the time to check in with my body and mind, and let me tell you taking that little time when I was so extremely tired was the best thing ever.
Also, even in my busiest days I’ve taken time to dedicate to my next book. I don’t always get to write as much as I want to, but every day I spend a good amount of time cooking up that story in my mind. This next book will deal with a lot of subjects that are close to my heart like self-worth, the nature of love and how deeply it can change us, loss, heartache and how we can hurt so much that life seems to lose its meaning. Going in this journey with Killian and Rory (the female lead) has been a very emotional ride for me. I don’t know if all writers are like this, but these early stages of a book are a game of giving and taking between me and the characters. I guess it comes from the whole “sharing a brain” thing, but some of my experiences become theirs and theirs become mine. That exchange makes everything more intense, more emotional, which is a great thing because it makes the story real, but it’s also nerve-wracking because this story is more REAL. Does that make sense? Anyways . . . my point is: I can’t wait to share it with you guys and have you be a part of my feels as well. 🙂
Okay, moving on to the books that can share with you right now. (YAY!!)
Both books are available at Amazon. You can get EXCEPTION here and THE REASON I STAY here, then all you’ll need is some coffee or wine or a nice bubbly (’cause that’s more romantic) and enjoy both Taylor and Matt. I promise Ems and Lexie won’t be jealous! 😉
And my last bit of news for today has to do with this:
The awesome Lisa from True Story Book Blog has invited me and Matt to be a part of their annual Valentine’s day “Love Notes” and I can’t even begin to say how happy and honored I was to be invited to join the fun. So Matt will make a stop at their blog on Feb 9th with a special letter to Lex. I hope you enjoy it! I’ll definitely be posting it here once it’s published as well, but True Story has a giveaway so make sure to go check it out. 😉 And to see their thoughts on TRIS, click here. 🙂
I think that’s it for now. Be kind and awesome and don’t forget to smile.