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The Struggle is Real

on November 9, 2019

Last year at this time, I was crying. A lot. I was trying to get my first self-published full-length novel finished and out, and I ended up having to push the release date back a month. I then spent all of the Christmas holiday holed up in a hotel room writing like a crazy woman. If you read Wishing On A Star, I apologize that it is not the quality of work you deserve from me. The only thing I can say is that book almost broke me. In return, I may have broken it.

Up until this year, my books were released through a publisher. For a relatively short career, mine has been a successful one. At least in my eyes. I didn’t know a year ago that my publisher would end our connection. (Meaning this burnout is not they’re doing. I was simply so far in the weeds that I couldn’t think about anything beyond the mess I was in.

No, this brain fog has been coming on for some time. Maybe even a couple of years. I’ve spent a good deal of time ruminating on the situation (since I’m doing absolutely nothing else—including writing) and have determined a collection of factors that all boil down to me. Yes, I brought this on myself.

I got cocky. Over confident. I took things for granted, and started coasting. In my own defense, I also got smacked with menopause. I don’t mean love tapped or gently eased into it. I mean freaking menopause swung around a blind curve and ran me the hell over. I’m pretty sure that around the summer of 2017, my brain left on an extended vacation without telling me. She saw the writing on the wall (impending hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings) and said, “See ya on the other side.”

At least I hope she’s coming back.

All this to say… well… I have no idea what I’m trying to say. I’m not complaining. Shit happens. Aging happens. Hormones—or the lack thereof—happen. It sucks, but this isn’t the suckiest thing to happen to me BY FAR. I have a nice house, a nice car, my college-student daughter still at home, and enough four-legged freeloaders to keep me busy. And, at least for now, I still make a living as an author. (I’m as shocked by this as you are, believe me.)

There are pros and cons to living in your head, and I realize that maybe I’ve lived in mine a little too much in the last few years. I rarely leave the house, and when I do I can’t wait to get back home. I also have this blog I’ve been neglecting for far too long so why not turn this into my own personal journal that just happens to be out there for the world to read?

I’m not making a plan or promising regular updates, but getting the crap out of my head might not be a bad idea. So, here I go. Airing out my brain. Excuse the mess as renovations continue.

WISHING ON A STAR Cover Reveal!

on October 18, 2018

I’ve been planning to revive this blog for a while, and what better time to do that than today? This year has been a crazy one for me, and the chaos is carrying all the way through to the end. That’s because WISHING ON A STAR releases on December 11, and today I’m ridiculously excited to share the cover with you! Isn’t she pretty??!!!???

 

 

Wishing On A Star carries on the Shooting Stars Series, featuring the artists and dreamers who pass through the doors of Shooting Stars Records, the newest label in Music City. Here’s the current back cover copy for Wishing On A Star! (Subject to change.)

This is the story of Jesse Gold—the first female artist signed to Shooting Stars Records, and one of the most talented unknowns in Music City. After getting a glimpse of success as one half of the Honkytonk Daisies, Jesse wants stardom more than ever, but she can’t get there without an album and for that she needs a producer.

Enter Ash Shepherd—a successful songwriter coming off a career-topping collaboration with the now-redeemed bad boy of country music, Chance Colburn. Stepping into the producer’s chair can take Ash’s career to the next level, but he won’t make just any album. The music has to be real and genuine and straight from the performer’s heart.

Thus comes problem number one. Jesse is determined to make the catchiest, most radio-friendly album she can to insure her debut record is a success. Ash is more interested in great songs than spoon-feeding listeners candy-coated country pop, and that means pushing Jesse beyond what he calls musical fluff.

But a disagreement on songs isn’t the only issue between them.

Which brings in problem number two. Jesse and Ash share a past that includes her brother’s death in a car accident while Ash was behind the wheel. That tragic night left Jesse scarred and alone, and after twelve years apart, these two wounded artists struggle to not only find common ground, but to deal with the powerful and unexpected sparks igniting between them.

Can Ash and Jesse let go of the past and take a shot at a future that neither imagined? Or will they cling to old wounds and lose out on a love they might never find again?

I’m crazy excited and nervous and all-around petrified to be putting this one out there on my own, but Jesse and Ash’s story had to be told, even if neither of them was willing to making the writing easy for me. I hope you’re excited, too, and if you are, feel free to hop over to Amazon and hit the preorder button today!

PS: There will be at least one more book in this series and it’s the one I hope everyone is waiting for. I know I am.

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on May 29, 2018

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