I made some killer blueberry crepes last night for a community Easter breakfast shindig. The flavors are still lingering in my mouth... mmm, delicious. I won't lie, my head might have inflated at least a quarter of an inch. I enjoyed the multiple compliments. Now, if I can only get the same results from my writing. I think if everyone dug in and took a bite they would find a very unique flavor. They would want seconds. My advice... get a fork and open wide.
I am determined to get more stories out this year. I had a New Years resolution to get 3 books done for 2016. Broken Again, the second book to the Fate Intertwined series, should be done very soon. Next month I will be doing the cover reveal. I am so excited for the characters to really start showing their true colors.
Ronin is determined to find Treva ... But does she really want to be found?
Broken Again Intertwines the characters from the first story, but introduces a few new players.
Take the risk... grab a bite.
Tomorrow is officially my first book signing. Hopefully, it will be a galloping head start for many to follow. I have to admit I'm a bit scared out of my mind right now though. I have never done anything like this and my imaginative mind is creating all sorts of scenarios; you know like no one shows up. I'm not sure if that's the worst case or not, because the idea of speaking in front of a large group is far beyond intimidating. AAAGH
Don't get me wrong, I am excited even with my hyped up nerves, and I do hope there is a good turn out. If you're reading this and plan on attending, I promise to not bore you to death. I am bringing two great stories with me after all. If you have a copy already bring it in and I will sign it. Otherwise, I will have copies available.
Can't wait to see everyone tomorrow.
I made a post in a writer's group praising authors for taking a chance. It is hard to put something in words for the whole world to see ... especially knowing that those words will be dissected and mutilated by the "critics". And lord knows everyone's a critic. Since my post, I have had multiple comments about my appraisal and most of them, again, criticizing.
I won't disagree that some of the books I have read from Indie authors could have had some more editing, or maybe they should have not been published at all. However, I probably fit into that category myself. I got up one day and decided to write a book. Are my works magnificent? I would say, "I'd like them to be," but in reality, I have room to grow. Maybe not everyone is a writer or has a writer in them, but for me ... I love the story. I can not even say how many story ideas come into my head daily. I have plots and scenes forming constantly. Why not try to put them on paper? The hard part for me is getting them from my head to the paper. I am at the top of the pile for procrastinators. It won't deter me from what I enjoy doing though. Eventually, I will have multiple books published. I will just work on them until I feel they are ready. And when they are ready ... I will throw them out into the world for everyone's critical eye. I will be verbally lashed and dashed about what I could have done better, and how I did this wrong and that wrong, but I stood up and did something. I didn't sit by saying, "hmph I should have done this or that." I am not wasting a day of my life, and when my life comes to an end I will be able to say, "I at least tried"
Don't just sit by and worry about what if you fail or succeed ... just do.
Want to meet? Next week is your chance. I will be in Helena, MT next Thursday at 7PM. Come see me at the Lewis and Clark Library. Bring any of your questions you might want to ask. I'll try my best to answer as much as I can. I am excited to see everyone there.
Winter can be over now. I'm pretty sure that after the holidays pass, it should automatically turn into Spring. Push that magic button and poof ... Spring. Birds chirping, flowers blooming, I am definitely down for some sunshine and longer days. How much longer do we have?
Yep, I need to head to Mexico or some other tropical beach; Soak in the rays, a drink in one hand and a pen in the other. Paradise. I guess until that can really happen, I should be writing up some heat waves in my imaginary worlds.
Speaking of heat waves ... MMM, Ronin Hollister. In my Fate Intertwined series book two (Broken Again) he is on fire. Treva is missing and he is on a rampage to find her. Ladies, who would complain about a hot as sin, business guru, determined to go through any measures to have you by his side? NOT ME.
Ronin Hollister and Treva's story will continue soon. I can't wait!
Keep warm, and dream of insatiable sizzling men.
Two GREAT deals going on now!!
What Brings Tomorrow FREE! Yes, free. You can download today on Kindle for absolutely zero dollars.
Also available for a great deal, Never Again is available for .99 cents. What a steal for both of these stories.
Don't miss out. This is a limited time offer.
Next week, January 11th-13th, "What Brings Tomorrow" will be available for a limited time ** Free ** to download on Kindle.
I didn't want to leave "Never Again" out, so it will be on sale for the same few days. Now, is your chance to read the first installments before the second books are released.
I hope everyone's year is going well so far. I am writing and writing. I am so excited about my new stories I have up my sleeves.
Tomorrow is the last day of 2015. It will be long gone and everything done last year is done. We can't go back and change it. All we can do is take on today and then tomorrow and then the next.
My youngest child will be five years old tomorrow, and not a single day goes by that I don't tell her to stop growing. Usually, she hoots and hollers and tells me "I have to get bigger". I don't like it. I want her to stay my little girl ... forever. I want to be able to hold her and protect her, and keep her safe from the outside dangers. I know that I can't. My older children didn't listen either, they went ahead and grew up without my permission too. Don't go through life with your eyes closed, because you will miss out on something huge.
My personal New Years resolutions ...First, I intend to pick up the pace and publish 3 books this year (maybe 4). Have I mentioned I have some great stories brewing? I just need to type faster. My fingers need to work as fast as my brain. The first book I should have done, is the sequel to Never Again. The second installment of the Fate Intertwined series, Broken Again. I am hoping for a release the first part of 2016. It is coming together great. If you want a little taste, the first chapter will be in the back of Never Again and What Brings Tomorrow by January 3rd. I also intend on getting the second installment of What Brings Tomorrow done this year. And lastly ... I have a new drama/thriller that is making its way to my computer. I'll keep that one a little secret for right now. In all honesty, I currently am typing away on 6 different manuscripts. I'm trying to focus on one at a time, but sometimes the ideas that spurt up need to be written. So, for my readers ... I am trying to get my stories on paper as quickly as possible. I want them out there for everyone to read, not just stowed away in my brain.
It should be a full year, and I hope that I can follow through with my intentions. I also hope, that this coming year brings amazing things for my kids and grandkids. I want to add, I hope that everyone out there utilizes this year to the best of their abilities. You can grab your life by the horns and push and pull where you want it to go or just hold on for the ride. Either way, enjoy it and don't waste it. Time is one thing you never get back.
Happy New Year
Author RJ Heaton
Writing leads to so many endless possibilities. Let's see what worlds we can build today.