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Posy’s Desk

Posy’s personal thoughts, goals, and inspirations.

A Simple, Organized Life

A Simple, Organized Life
My overarching goal this year is to simplify my life so I have time and energy to focus on what I want rather than having my attention pulled in fifty other directions. I have an inkling this might be one of your goals too.

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Planner Plans

In so many ways, I’m ready to say “Good Riddance” to 2018. It was a trying year, at best. At worst, it was a hellish landscape filled with trigger upon trigger for anyone who’s been sexually assaulted. And on top of that, time seemed to both creep by and go at the speed of lightning. I’m ready for a new start, and nothing says new start to me than a new planner. I’m actually a little behind on the planner, considering tomorrow is the new year, but that’s the beauty of undated planners. You can start any time you want! I’ve been holding out for a sale, but it never…

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Remember to Breathe

I’ve had a pretty hectic year. Not so much as a writer, since I’ve only had one new release and four re-releases. But it’s surprising how those re-releases took just as much work, if not more, than polishing up a new story. What’s been crazy is life. My daughter, Poppy, moved to a new school for her junior year, which is already a stressful year for high schoolers in the US, so that transition has been a challenge. She had her heart broken twice, so I had to be her soft spot for a bit, even if she took out her frustration and pain on me, as teens tend to…

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New Site

If you have been here before, things will look quite a bit different from even a few weeks ago. New template, new colors, and a semi-familiar logo. Why? Lots of reasons! I took the plunge and moved over to a self-hosted site. I’ve needed to for ages, but the thought was overwhelming and confusing. And I was sure I’d screw it up and somehow my site would end up in the ether leading to nowhere. I’d planned on hiring someone to help do everything for me, but with the medical bills coming our way in the next few months, I need to save every dime. Also, I’m a control freak.…

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Finally, SPRING!

I’m getting the rights back to North Star and have been working hard to make the stories even better than they were when first released five years ago. I’ve created a sign-up sheet for North Star re-release updates. Come sign up!

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Putting Writing at the Top of …

Putting my Writing at the TOP of my To-Do List. Help me out, folks. #productivity #amwriting #writing #workathome

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Silver Scars – A story of hope

For the first time since I released Silver Scars back 2015, it’s back on Kindle Unlimited. Read Now   If you’ve not read this book yet, prepare to dive into a story of pain, fear, hurt, and comfort. It’s a story of hope, compassion, healing, and unexpected love that you’re invited to watch unfold from the first time Gil travels since a bomb destroyed his life until he finds his HEA with Keith. I won’t lie and tell you it’s an easy read. It was one of the hardest things I’ve written. So much of the story comes from my own experiences with PTSD, anxiety, and learning to live with chronic pain…

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My World This Monday

It’s snowing. A true winter storm with wicked winds, lots of accumulation, and canceled events left and right. I knew this was coming, so when I got a call that my new glasses were in, I didn’t bother to hop in the shower and just drove to get them. Then my kiddo and I got breakfast before I dropped my tax paperwork off at my accountant’s. Then as the snowfall gathered, I lost myself in Excel creating a tracking sheet for sales the rest of the afternoon. So today and the weekend were largely admin stuff. It has to be done, but OMG, I hate it! Haha. Back to editing…

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My World this Monday

The release of Love on a Battlefield went off without a hitch. Okay, there were a few. I had to reschedule half of my prescheduled tweets and Facebook chopped off all the details about my book on the post people shared and only showed the photos. I remedied those issues pretty quick. I’m pleased with the release. For a novella, I never allow my expectations get too high because shorter books never sell as well as novels. But I love writing novellas. That length is fun for me, which was the entire reason I worked on that story: writing had turned into drudgery, not fun. So the favorable response is icing.…

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PTSD-lite, PTSD-gritty

For those of you who’ve read Love on a Battlefield and crave a grittier look at PTSD than what I portrayed in that book, I’d like to recommend Silver Scars to you. Gil’s life is destroyed after an explosion left him shattered. When he meets Keith, a man living with struggles of his own, Gil feels hope again. Gil’s PTSD is not a result of war like Andrew’s was, but it’s just as powerful. Maybe more so. I actually poured a lot of my own PTSD and anxiety into Gil’s experience and I pretty much wrote Silver Scars as therapy to get me through a deeply troubling time in my own…

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My World this Monday

  North Star Trilogy This week I’m finishing up a major restructure and edit of Spark. Yes, you read that correctly. I’m getting the rights back to the entire North Star Trilogy later this year and each book is going to be re-edited. Spark is getting the most work. I’ve restructured how the book is laid out, moving scenes around, combining some, and cutting a lot of words. I’ve added scenes as well, reworked the climax of the book to make it stronger, and added a bit more to both Kevin and Hugo’s heroic journies. While I don’t want to change the meat and bones of the story, I am cutting some…

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