Forward and Beginnings

by | Jan 31, 2020 | Writing Life

Beginnings on a starry backgroundLate in 2019, I chose a word for 2020, something to use as a focus. The word was “Forward.” But I also plan to choose a word for each month to refine the focus, because things can and will change. The word for January was “Beginnings” and it proved apt.

I released my first full-length novel on January 7, something I’ve been working toward for a long time. It was an end of one stage of the journey, but the start of another. The draft for the second book is in progress, and my calendar filled with hopeful dates and deadlines. This year, I didn’t make writing resolutions, I made a plan. Heaven help me, they are SMART goals, the very thing that so often was the bane of my existence in the corporate world.

At this moment, despite having blown my fitness goals for January, I am hopeful for the year ahead. There is movement. There is passion for what I’m doing. I get up the morning and don’t to drag myself to my desk. I take time to meditate and set myself into a routine to help my creativity. The idea is to keep writing and move ahead on To Lure a Lord, the second book in the “Just a Touch of Scandal” series. If things go as planned, I’ll release two or three more books in the series by the time we reach December. If you’d like to hear more about the upcoming projects, subscribe to my newsletter.

These past thirty-one days have been a time of beginnings and new growth. I’m eager what the rest of the year will bring.

How’s your January been? Let me know in the comments.

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The Accidental ViscountessSpinster and poor relation Dorothea Hindley is in London for one reason: to help launch her cousin into society, something that would be a great deal easier if Dorothea’s aunt hadn’t revived a long-standing feud with the mother of a viscount. The best Dorothea can expect for herself is a dreary marriage to a vicar. But in trying to keep her family from becoming the laughingstocks of London, Dorothea finds a surprising ally in the viscount himself. Martin Drayton, Viscount Abernathy, can’t afford the distraction of the ancient feud his mother insists on reviving. King George III lies mad at Windsor Castle and Martin is involved in supporting the Prince of Wales’ cause in the Regency Bill. But when he enlists Dorothea’s help to cool the flames of the feud, their undeniable attraction simply adds fuel to the fire. Marrying a viscount never entered Dorothea’s head. But a moonlit kiss could lead to a scandal neither of them can afford. Can the accidental viscountess and her unexpected husband get their families to stop feuding long enough to save both the monarchy and their marriage?
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