I’m sitting in Starbucks, where lately I’ve been spending inordinate amounts of time fueling up on assorted coffee concoctions while simultaneously reaping the benefits of free wifi, electrical outlet privileges, and eclectic people-watching.
Leaving the quiet (albeit messy) solitude of my home office to write in a bustling public establishment wasn’t something I’d ever considered doing until a fellow writer friend suggested it as a way to shake things up and combat writers block.
And, guess what? It worked like a charm! Yippee!
But before I pickup the pace with my latest WIP (work in progress), there are some things I’d like to share with you, starting with…
A Book Release Announcement!
I am SOOOOO excited to relay the news that my second novel, FILL ME IN (The Liquid Series Book 2), will be available at all major eBook retailers–including Amazon, Apple iBooks, and Barnes & Noble–beginning Thursday, May 25, 2017! Yikes, that’s in less than a month!
Is it acceptable to confess that I’m also nervous? Maybe even scared out of my wits? Okay, good. 🙂
So, in honor of all the nail biting I’ll be doing over the next four weeks, Empty Me Out (The Liquid Series Book 1) is currently on sale for just 0.99 cents at U.S. eBook retailers (including Amazon, iBooks, Barnes & Noble, etc.), so if you haven’t had a chance to grab a copy, this is an opportunity to get it at a significant discount before it reverts to its regular price upon Fill Me In’s release on May 25.
And, moving right along…
I’ve got another newsletter subscriber GIVEAWAY to tell you about!
This time, I will award TWO WINNERS the following:
1.) An eBook copy of my contemporary romance novella, The High Road (not available in stores)
2.) A $25.00 gift card to Amazon or iTunes/iBooks (your choice)
If you’re not a newsletter subscriber and would like to sign up to get in on this giveaway, you can do so below:
Oh, and something to think about…
Last week I received an email from a lovely reader who shared her regret over giving up her dream of becoming a novelist. I was saddened by her belief that it was too late to chase her passions and incorporate them into her life. Over the course of several exchanged emails, I hoped to make some headway in convincing her otherwise.
Speaking from experience, I can tell you that it’s never too late. Despite dreaming of becoming a professional writer pretty much my entire life, it wasn’t until I found myself in the thick of middle age that I finally uncovered the wherewithal to do something about it.
Has it been easy? Hell to the no.
Have I contemplated throwing in the towel? Yup. More often than I care to admit.
But I stuck it out, and I am so glad I did.
If you have a dream that you’ve put on the back burner, I’d like to invite you to read an article I wrote this past fall, called Feeling Stuck? So Dream ~ Then Do.
I truly believe that dreams can alter destinies. So, I hope you keep dreaming, and I wish you every success and happiness.
With warmth and gratitude,
Copyright © S. A. Healey