News and Updates: Saturday, May 8, 2021


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Below are my news and updates for this week. Enjoy!

How are things?

In writing news, I have written around 2,500 words on my new work-in-progress, Darcy’s Favorite. It’s up to almost 7,000 words. This is a Patreon-exclusive story (and I’m behind in giving them updates … I need to get on that.)


This month’s promo book is The Darcy Marriage Series bundle. It will be $2.99 for the entire month of May. In June, it will go back up to its regular price of $4.99. This is a great deal, because you’re getting three stories for the price of one.


The Darcy Marriage Series bundle is in a Bookfunnel promo, just like last month’s book was. As with last month’s book bundle, I could use your help with clicks. The more clicks (and shares, but mostly clicks) I can get, the better my score will be, which will help me get into future promos. Here is the promo link, which is free to click. The books are all boxed sets and all sweet, with no on-page sex. You don’t have to buy anything if you don’t want to.


As of today, I have not signed up for any paid newsletters, though that may change.


Next month’s promo book is supposed to be the Promises series bundle. I have to re-edit Promises Kept and make a new cover, as well as new eBook files. I will eventually have to make new print files, too, but for now, I’m only going to do eBooks. I Promise To … is already re-edited and ready to format. (It’s also posting on my blog.)

This has been a pretty quiet week at Burton Cottage. We’ve had a lot of rain and chilly temperatures. Some days, it’s been downright cold.


I had a coaching call last Friday as part of my Strengths for Writers class. My assignment is to try to do two writing sprints each day. So far, I’ve managed one on the day of the coaching call, one last Saturday, and one two days ago, and two or three days of two sprints. It’s up and down and frankly, that’s largely due to my sleep issues. When I don’t sleep (or when I do sleep but it’s not restful), I can’t write. I’m a bit frustrated. I have a second call I need to schedule. Not today. I’m too tired today. LOL


I ran errands yesterday morning. Getting out for a nice, long drive in the truck (one of the errands required driving to a place 40 minutes south of my house) was wonderful. <3 I’m going to try to add a few more long drives into my months. I used to love driving backroads, but once I went full time writing (and stumbled big time), I had to watch my money. I’ve found it hard to justify “wasting” gas, especially living here in the middle of nowhere.  However, I was able to quite easily write yesterday, despite my tiredness, so clearly I needed the thinking time. shrug


What’s new with you? Anything interesting? Feel free to drop me a line and let me know. I love to hear from my readers! <3


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