Chapter 52

This is my fifty-second trip around the sun. In some ways, it doesn’t seem possible. In my head, I feel mid-thirties at the oldest, but my muscles and joints have their own age. If you know what I mean, then you know what I mean. I finally feel like I have enough courage to tackle my bucket list. It’s interesting how much soul-searching I’ve done in the last six months or so.

In 2018, I published my first book. Since then, I’ve published over thirty novels, novellas, and short stories. Many of them are no longer available. You would think that after that many, it would be easy. I don’t know what pushed me to question my ability, but about the middle of last year, something snaked its way into my brain, and I froze every time I sat at the computer to write. I had a hard time even typing a text. No matter what I did, nothing came. I had ideas. I had a lot of ideas, but I had no motivation to do anything with them. If you know an artist, you know this is the most frustrating thing ever. The more I didn’t write, the more I berated myself. The more I berated myself, the more I couldn’t write.

Last August, I got a job at a local bakery. I planned to work ten hours a week. I worked ten my first week, but I’ve been working full-time since then. I’ve received two promotions and three pay raises. And I absolutely love this job. It provides an opportunity to get out of the house and move among people again. It was the best decision I made last year.

My success with that job has inspired me to work on achieving success with my writing. I’m redoing everything.

Let’s start with the new tagline, Sinful. Supernatural. Southern. I want to thank Ava Woods from Fins and Feathers for the new design. I absolutely love it. The south has a mixed history, but it’s where I’m from, and a lot of who I am comes from living in the south. All my stories, except for THE LAST ROUND series, will take place in the south or have a southern connection.

Now let’s move on to this new website. Erin Cawood helped make my dream a reality. It’s classy with a smidge of sassy.

I’m redoing almost all of my books with new covers and added/updated scenes. My first goal is to finish the MADAM PRESIDENT and THE LAST ROUND series. I will start a new newsletter and offer a new story for subscribing.

I hope you follow me as I share this next chapter of my life and my writing.

Be a luver, y’all,