I am stopping to smell the roses. I am on a horrendous schedule over the first nine months of 2015. Horrendous and blessed at the same time. I’m in the midst of writing five contracted books. Three are done. I’m currently on number four. And I want number five to be as good, as deep and enriching and entertaining as number one was.
So I’ve made a conscious effort to fill my well. Every single day. And I had to be able to fill it fast so I could get to the pages that were waiting. I wasn’t going to be able to go out and find the roses. So I brought them home. Two bushes to go with the one floundering one I already had. Asked nicely for my honey to give them the underground irrigation they’d need. I took ownership of a pair of pruners. And every single morning I visit all three plants. I talk to them. Thank them for sharing life with me. One bush in particular has the most incredibly fragrant aroma. Another has soul filling colors. The third is angelic white roses. So far I’ve only had one flower there. The picture above was just taken. I have more than twenty buds in various stages of blossoming into flowers on one plant alone. The previously floundering one. I’ve had the sickly bush for more than year. It produced, at most two roses at a time. And today I have more than twenty. Funny what happens when you put your mind to something. And I do. Every day.
Funny what else happens. You focus and suddenly you have four books coming out almost at once. We’re planning a great summer for anyone who wants to join in with us. I’ve had help on this one from the ladies at Prism Book Tours. Lots of games and prizes, excerpts and free books coming up over the next eight weeks. Starting next week. You can follow the fun starting on 5/27 at Spend The Summer with ttq. We’ll be visiting lots of places. Giving away gift cards and books and a surprise or two along the way. And ending with a huge Facebook Party and grand prizes in July.
The first book up for celebration is out in just six days. It’s a re-issue of my The Sheriff of Shelter Valley in conjunction with a Heather Graham reissue, Suspicious. You get both bestselling novels for one great price so if you missed them, you’ll want to grab the chance now! You can click on the book to pre-order either print or eBook today at 35% off the price with coupon code HAPPYMAY! Until next week, I hope you all smell some roses!