Wednesday, December 30, 2009

New Endeavors

This year has been totally awesome. Busy, but awesome. I guess busy is good. I'm paving the way to new and exciting adventures in 2010. One of the changes I plan to make is running my own business. Although not hard, being a single mom is challenging, but not without rewards.

My daughters are on vacation and it really eats at me having to pull my daughters out of bed, in the cold. lol This time of year, I'm basically lazy and the hibernation mode kicks in. Seriously, grocery shopping has been a major production for me because I simply can't stand the cold. I would actually pay someone to do the grocery shopping. I was born and raised in Maryland, just can't stand the cold. I swear, I should have been born in California!

Anyway, I have been wanting to have and run my own business for the past six years. I have a small virtual assistant business, but nothing I can truly rely upon. I have thoroughly weighed the pros and cons of being a business owner. The sole proprietor and LLC I've thoroughly investigated years ago. I would always go towards LLC, and protecting my personal assets. The tax thingy and health insurance taken out of my bi-weekly corporate paycheck are luxuries I've come to know and love. Health insurance is bloody expensive, so this is another con I'm preparing for.

As a business owner, working during the holidays and weekends is necessary, but you know, I really have never had a problem with that. I'm noticing the older I become, the harder it is to roll myself out of bed in the morning to join the rat race, and making someone else rich. I remember when I supported myself solely on my virtual assistant and house cleaning business, I was up every morning at four o'clock sharp, didn't even need an alarm. I was happy, exhilirated, rarely paid a sitter, and dinner was always ready when I picked my babies up from school! Oh, and my house was immaculate!

Anyway, I'm still seeking those amazing feelings, and truly believe folks should strive to do what makes them happiest in life!


Saturday, December 12, 2009

25 Days of Seasons' Greetings at The Blackraven's Erotic Cafe December 23rd

I'll be one of many guest authors at The Blackraven's Erotic Cafe. Come join us for a possibility to receive a free copy of Her Dark Desires, or other fabulous books by fellow authors. Sit back and enjoy the chat!


Thursday, December 10, 2009

Tuesday December 22nd Interview at Dark Diva Reviews + Contests

I wanted to let everyone know, I will be over at Dark Diva Reviews on Tuesday, December 22nd. Don't be strangers, stop on past and say hello! I'll have a deliciously wicked excerpt for you from Her Dark Desires.

Also, I'm going to hold a contest too! The prize is sterling silver jewelry.

Okay lovely people, I promise to keep you all up to date. If you have any questions, you know how to contact me.

Blessings  ; )


Monday, December 7, 2009

Two New Contracts

Today has been an awesome day. Sugar and Spice Press contracted Daywalker and The Beast Within! The best part is, they both have the opportunity to go into print because they are over 30,000 words. I'm very excited about this. This couldn't have come at a better time.

This also means crunch time for me. I say that because I'm still going over edits for Soul Seduction. I'm going over everything with a fine toothed comb. Soul Seduction has come such a long way since I first submitted it to Eirelander Publishing. It has taken some time, but it will be worth it's weight in gold once released. Then, there is the prequel, which I have yet to scratch the surface on. That probably will be released this time next year, I predict. By the time I finish writing it, go through the three sets of edits, and it's published, yeah, it will be sometime in September, maybe later. Wow! Well, definitely don't want to rush this year! The prequel will be something to look forward to, and there is the sequel. lol I'm thinking 2011, unless my muse decides to kick things into overdrive!  ha ha

Excerpts will be posted for both stories once I have completed the editing process.