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Snow Days, Reviews, and Headaches #WritersLife

I had MAJOR plans today to write the day away. Heck, I even dreamed about what snacks I would munch on while diving into my current WiP, an HEA for Reid Sullivan, Elite Escort man whore extraordinaire.

Thanks to nor’easter, Stella, I’ve got three kids at home with me rather than one.

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That means I haven’t written a single word and the day is almost half over.

I’m also neck-deep in trying to rustle up reviews for another title.  That makes me feel all…

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FRUSTRATED AS HELL.

I mean, seriously. I’ve sent out close to 25 review requests between making breakfast, wiping snotty noses, taking the toddler to pee, sipping tepid tea, making beds, laundry…and I know the chances of my gleaning a single review is close to zero.

All this to say it’s eleven in the morning, and I already have a headache. I’m ready for spring, digging in my garden, and a little peace and quiet.

That’s my bitch-o-rama for the day. How’s your day going so far?? Any tips or suggestions on how to get those coveted reviews? HOW can I keep the kids quiet for FIVE friggin’ minutes so I can write?!?

Lots of xoxo

~ Lynn Burke

 

 

 

Empty Nests. @KaceyHammell #CanadianMuscle #Writing #99cents

 

Good morning all. Happy Friday!! I’m glad to see the weekend. No school  routines. And today is actually a day off for my boys, so 3 days of a little extra sleep.

It’s been a crazy few weeks. A lot going on, decisions starting to be made here by our oldest son. He turns 18 soon, graduating from high school and has been accepted to the 3 colleges he applied for. And the one that has the best program is about an hour away. Not too far at all, which I’m grateful for, but it’s also not home either. He’s my Type 1 Diabetic and manages everything himself, but it’s an added worry too. Not that parents stop worrying about their kids because they move out – temporarily or not! It’s not like this is my first going to college. Though our first did live at home on weekends and was still 20 mins away all the time, this feels insurmountable for me to comprehend. Another child already getting set to fly the nest.

Shouldn’t there be a law? I’ve done my job, now I get to keep them locked away forever and ever? I don’t need grandchildren. I’ve told them this a million times. I’d rather they stay though. My Mr. Tech Hottie Hubby is ready for our 3rd to get out and figure out what he’s doing – who will be 15 in a few weeks! I nearly bawled a tub full of tears when he said that. I’m not dealing with it well. Nope, not at all.

So I’ve been drowning myself in the angst, murder, sex, shifter craziness and irritable characters in 2 works in progress. One is much further along and I’m happy for that. But there’s so much in the back of my mind, I’m not sure if I’m just at the point of the story – authors will get it – where I simply hate the story all together, or I’m just bogged down in “Mom Stuff”.  Who knows I suppose. I won’t know until the story is fully written – I have a pretty strict rule about writing first draft THEN edit, no editing before that’s done unless it’s a major plot thing – and then I’ll decide if I like it. At all. I hope so. Maybe. My critique partners will help. I hope.

LOL I promise, I’m not insane. Just a lot going on. It’s not easy being a parent. No one told me how much the kids leaving would cut like a knife. I really should apologize to my mother, and my Dad in heaven, I never realized what I put them through.

Anyway, in all this craziness, I did have a release since my last post!

Canadian Muscle Book 2: Guarding His Anchor hit bookstores and I’m thrilled it’s moving up and down the Amazon ranking. The book page for it is here (still going live in some stores) >> https://kaceyhammell.com/bookshelf-2/canadian-muscle/guardinghisanchor

ALSO! Evernight Publishing, my wonderful publisher, put Book 1: Canadian Muscle on sale for 99 Cents!!! It actually hit # 7 in its category on Amazon! Wow’d me!
Grab that for 99 Cents here >> https://www.amazon.com/Guarding-Anchor-Canadian-Muscle-Book-ebook/dp/B06WGV99NR

Oh, and I have a St. Patrick’s Day Giveaway going on here >> http://www.romanceauthorsatlarge.com/news/hello-and-kaceys-st-patricks-day-giveaway-kaceyhammell    ENDS March 15th, open internationally.

 

Okay, that is it for me for now. I’ll see you all again real soon.

Happy Reading!

Kacey xoxo

Trying to Keep Toes Warm! (@KaceyHammell) #Writing #Winter #TopPick

Good morning everyone!
As my topic states, I’m trying to keep my tootsies warm in this cold weather. Winter has been brutal with the cold temperatures. And normally I wouldn’t mind that, however, here in Ontario the strange temperatures are most frustrating. We have gone from bone chilling days to milder days (people have actually worn shorts on these days — only in Canada!!), and it’s the back and forth that is difficult to deal with. It seems the drastic changes are the cause of many colds and people don’t know how to dress from one day to the next. But they should know better. Canadian winters are not the same every year and they can be tough to get through. While my toes are cold and I haven’t gone more than a day or two without a cozy sweater on, I love the fact that it’s Canada. It’s home. I could do without the treacherous driving on snow / freezing rain days. I usually stay home those days but I worry for others who are out and about, trying to make it to work and such.

Writing news — “Payback’s a Bitch” released at Evernight Publishing since last time I was here.  And I received news this morning that it is a TOP PICK at The Romance Reviews!! YAY!! 😀

http://erotic.theromancereviews.com/viewbooksreview.php?bookid=13896

 

I am also on my last read through/proofing of “Guarding His Anchor” (Book 2: Canadian Muscle).  That will be coming soon at Evernight Publishing as well! I haven’t heard about a release date just yet, but I can’t wait to get this in readers hands.

I have submitted a previously released menage story to a different publisher. I hope to have news about that soon. This story is one that I enjoyed writing very much and can’t wait to write another menage soon.

 

Be sure to check out my latest release, “Payback’s A Bitch” Available at these stores ~  https://books2read.com/u/mV7Xz6

 

 

 

 

 

Have a wonderful weekend ahead!!

Kacey xoxo

 

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