Sort of like me and updating my blog posts. The Seahawks won the Super Bowl and I have been wallowing in that awesome day–and the whole celebration afterward–ever since. But now the team is restructuring and going about their plans for this coming season, and I must do the same.
Since I last caught up with you all, Big Sky Pie #3, DELIGHTFUL released. This is the third story set in Kalispell, Montana in Molly McCoy’s pie shop.
This time around, Andrea Lovette is about to meet a man who is exactly what she isn’t looking for, and yet, exactly what she can’t resist. Ice Erikksen has locked his heart in ice. No woman is every going to lasso him. But Andrea is unexpected, so hot she starts to make Ice melt. But there is no way they can make this romance work. Ice is strictly a Malibu surfer dude, and Andrea is 100% Montana cowgirl.
This book is available in electronic for right now.
Ice is only in town to shoot a reality TV show in the pie shop, and between the chaos that filming causes, and the DELIGHTFUL caramel apple pie baking in the kitchen, you might want to sit down and dig in. I mean, check out this cover, doesn’t it just scream Springtime and Romance?
The other great thing–I just finished Big Sky Pie #4, DECADENT. I don’t have a cover to reveal yet, but let’s just say if you love chocolate. . .then you’re going to love this cover. And hopefully the story too.
DECADENT will release for all eReaders on June 3, 2014. Just click on the title and you can reserve your copy now.
DELECTABLE ~ Big Sky Pie #1 will release in Mass Market Paperback on May 27, 2014
DELICIOUS ~ Big Sky Pie #2 will release in Mass Market Paperback on June 24, 2014
NEXT UP–I’m writing a Romantic Mystery e-book series set in a town that is all about weddings. More on that later.
OBSERVATION — I discovered something writing this series over the past year and a half. I don’t write a really fast rough draft, really fast. I need to work out my story as I go along. This is more time consuming than I could have imagined, but when I try to rush my convoluted/complicated muse, I end up spending twice as long to unscramble what I’ve gotten wrong.
I’ve had some serious low points trying to figure this out. Deciding as I went along that I couldn’t tell a story, couldn’t write. That I had totally lost whatever talent I possessed before losing Kim. Depression crept in during those times and that slowed me down too.
The reason I’ve been beating myself up about this, is that it seems the new thing is to write fast, the faster the better. And while so many other writers do this, and do it well, I’m not one of them. I have to write my stories as they come to me. My process is my process. And although it’s taken me a while to accept this, it is okay. I just have to trust in my storytelling ability and know that the characters will lead me where I need to be, as long as I don’t keep kicking them to go faster.
Like so many things in life, trusting oneself is a good idea.
OMG, as I was writing this, I discovered the cover for DECADENT is up. Someone forgot to send me a copy of the finished cover. But here it is: