Post Creation Blues and Another Finished Book

On Friday I finished my current WIP, and my seventh novel. The working name I’ve been going with is “Slave to the Bottle” but I’m really not sure I’m going to stick with it since it has a connotation I don’t like. The story however, I really love and I think it came out exactly the way I wanted it.

Can you guess from the name what it’s about? I’ve been super secretive about this one and no one really knows the theme, but this is the biggest clue I’ve given so maybe you can guess.

I’m taking a few days off before starting to work seriously on the Rise of the Sadecs sequel. I am feeling the ‘end of book’ sadness right now that I often deal with when I’ve finally wrapped up a book. It can be fairly intense emotionally and it will take me a few days to move past it.

I think it’s deeper this time because this book is a stand-alone so their story has ended–at least for now. Who knows what the future will bring but their HEA seems fairly complete to me at this point.

I realized that people might not know that it is a normal and common thing to feel empty and down after finishing a creative work that’s taken a long time, so I whipped up one of my Subby Writer Woes memes to cover it and I thought I’d drop a quick post here to share it with you.

Have a great weekend everyone!

Join me for the Sizzling release party July 3rd

Helllooo, lovely readers! The new book: Surrendering to her General is doing amazingly well on Amazon. It is ranking better than any other book I’ve written, even almost a month after release. Honestly, I’m a bit in shock over it, and I haven’t even had my release party yet.

I wanted to remind you that I will be taking part in  my Publisher’s monthly release party on  Facebook, July 3rd and I would love to have you guys participate.
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Should fictional relationships be required to model healthy behavior for readers?

This topic has been coming for a while and it’s going to be a long, and hopefully interesting post because I have a lot to say about it. I’m going to use the example of Fifty Shades in the beginning, but this post isn’t specifically about that series—so don’t run off because you can’t stand the books, or because you love them and think I’m going to rip it apart.
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