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August Expectations

Seventeen day’s until school starts. OMG. The last year of high school for my baby. The time has gone so fast and I couldn’t be prouder of him.

Let's talk about my August expectations and goals.

*I have the second book in the Mail Order Bride Series Done and I’m debating about changing the name. We’ll see about that and when I’ll be able to get that out in the stores.

*The Summer to Summer Anthology with RR Publishing is OUT. Look for my story Serenity.

*The Heart to Heart Anthology is out in pre-order.

*I'm still doing great in keeping my Takeovers down to around 10-15 a month. It has helped with getting my projects done.

*I am still working on my book called Ava's Shadow.

*I've also got a 3-book series call the Breathless Series I'd like to work on but I still haven't got a chance yet. Soon, I hope.

* Now or Never- started.

* Imperfect Me- started

* I have signed up to do 2 different Novella's. One is called Coffee Shop and the other Statesmen. I have barely started the coffee shop one but I have until May 2021 for that and April 2020 for the Statesmen. I still have not got to them.

I have decided to take the first week of August off to go visit my sister in Arkansas. I’ve been working 12-15-hour days, 7 days a week and I’m getting a little burnt out. I need to regroup so I can come back with more ideas.

I have been published for over 2 years and I’m still making nothing from my books. I have 11 books out so you’d think I’d make more than $25 for 3 months. Yeah, I’m not kidding. I’ve never worked so hard for so little my life.

For the last few months I’ve had to talk myself out of just getting a normal job. A few of my fans, my PA, and my family have talked me out of it. They are encouraging me to keep at it a bit longer.

I’ve also been frustrated with the author community. For one, I am sad to see how many people like to back-stab

other authors. I didn’t like that in high school and I really don’t like it now. Secondly, I have been asked to go exclusive with a publisher. That means only working for them for 2-3 years or more. I was unable to say yes because I’m working on projects for a few others and now I feel like I don’t exist. I know I work harder than the majority of authors because I’m able to take the time and I’m very driven. I’d hope that would stand for something.

I am still learning so much about the business and I know I have a long way to go but I won’t ever stop trying with all my heart. I hope that and the work I put out will get me through this rough patch. Wish me luck.

Enough for now. I want to send a big thank you to all the people in my life that give me support. I will forever be in your debt.

Don't ever hesitate to get in touch with me through Facebook or my email. I love hearing from people.

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