For those of you who don't already know, book 2 in the Jade Hale series, Dreams in the Midst, has been released. Both books are now available on Amazon.com for $2.99 as e-books. They are also both available in print.
I'm very excited to see how book 2 does. There was so much time in between the first two books that book 1's momentum has just about vanished. However, I am just happy that these books are out there in the world. I know I have become a better writer, and with each book I finish, I am closer to the dream of becoming a full-time writer. Even if it doesn't happen until I am officially "retired" from my day job, I know the day will one day arrive when I can claim my only career is that of a writer.
Now comes the hard part--really focusing on marketing the first two books while continuing to write. I recently started a Specialist degree at FSU (August). I finished my first two classes without writing anything not related to work or school. I racked up student loan debt. So I stopped. I am too grown to amass debt to go to school for something that, although I love it, is really my secondary dream. Writing MUST take a front seat in my life at some point, right? Obviously, God and my family are also up there, so unless my vehicle is going to take up the whole road, I've got to draw a line and throw some things into the back.
So here I go, writing every day, and focusing on what is important today. Goal? I'd like to finish and release Guardians in the Midst in one year or less from the date of this post. Hold me to it!
A teacher, a writer, a mother, a wife and a friend. All people wear what feels like a million different hats at any given time. In this place, I choose to have freedom. That doesn't mean I'm not still juggling my hats; it just means I choose which of them I balance on my head as I write.