Thursday, February 10, 2011

I Make This Look Easy

...but it's really not. Balancing writing, full time desk job and family is a delicate juggling act. Am I complaining? Not one bit. I've learned to fit writing in where I can, I always have either my laptop or a notebook with me. I have a Blackberry so I can take care of emails and such pertaining to the business side of writing while I'm on the go. And needless to say, I'm on the go a lot.

I purposefully have a laptop so I can be mobile around my own house so I can work and still spend time with my family. On the same hand, there are times when I do have to focus and I keep an office space for those times. Multi-tasking is my best friend when it comes to making it all work.

The bottom line is really this--if you want to do "it" (fill in whatever it is that you want to do that you think you don't have enough time to do) you'll find the time. You'll make the adjustments in your life. You'll do whatever needs to be done to achieve "it". And it will be worth it because you worked even harder for it because you wanted it so much. There are no excuses. There is no "I don't have the time." or "I'll do it later." You'll either do it...or you won't.

So, in that line of thinking of multi-tasking and such - let me don the promo pants and do a little multi-tasking. I just had a book release on Monday. The second book in my science fiction romance series, Midnight's Shadow, is now available. And you can read the first chapter in its entirety over at my site.

It’s been months since the traumatic and life-altering events on Sulis. Wallace hasn’t been the same and Taran has spent her nights in an empty bed. When a stranger offers her the opportunity to pilot the extraordinary Spyridon—Taran refuses. There’s too much emotional turmoil in her life right now and the less complications, the better.

But Wallace has other ideas and seizes the opportunity without her knowledge. He deliberately sacrifices the one thing Taran loves unconditionally—Eidolon.

Now Taran finds herself captain of a starship that legend paints as haunted. Nothing is as it seems on a ship that appears to have a mind of its own. Forced to accept the consequences before her, Taran will have to put her faith in a man she doesn’t trust as she tries to win back the love of the man she does.


D. F. Krieger said...

Congrats on the new release! I'll have to pick these books up. Also, great post. Truer words could not be said!

Sara Brookes said...

Thanks, D.F.!

D L Jackson said...

Yeah, ya do. I don't know how you crank them out. Congrats on the newest release. See it was up on The Galaxy Express!

Annie Nicholas said...

Happy release week!