When All Is Said And Done

Ok. So, my goal this week was to blog every single day.

How did I do?

Obviously awful....


So instead of blogging this is what I did: I worked.


Ok, it was totally just one day of work, and it was to help out a friend that I love dearly. But also. I made money and that felt amazing!!!!

I haven't made money in a seriously long time.

So. Holla. For me.

And then I celebrated my 6 year anniversary with the Hubs.

I don't need to go in to detail about how that went. We love each other, we had an amazing time, Horrible Bosses is so funny it gave me a headache from laughing so hard and then we reenacted the wedding night. Blah, blah, blah.

Ok. Not like scene for scene.

I was just trying to be witty.


What I am REALLY excited to tell you about.. is... Today!

Actually. Today kind of sucked. But that is only because I was working my A. S. S. off to get my second book formatted.

My goal was to have it uploaded by midnight tonight.

So that it would for sure be live by Tuesday, which is the day that I told all of my Book Bloggers it would be out by.


As of 11:56 PM this evening, Hopeless Magic is "In Review!!!!!" (That's like the processing step before it officially goes up for sale in 24 hours.)

All of those exclamation points probably make you think that I am super excited about this right????




I actually got physically ill when I pushed the "Publish" button.

Like, turned my head, breathed deeply, and put my hand on the corner of the table, just in case I needed to sprint to the bathroom and empty my craptastic diet dinner food.

(That's right. We're on a diet. And I had to make one thing tonight that was diet food, whilst Zach grilled the corn and the lean pork loin chops.... And I burnt it. Yep. In Saladmaster. Cooking it the Saladmaster way, which is nearly unburnable.... Apparently, my mind rejects the idea of not using butter. I can't say that I blame it.)


I'm still working on the nausea.

I'm not one of those people that gets all excited and dreams about the future and jumps up and down.

In general, I am WAY more afraid of success than I am of failure.

Which is like totally one of those sick and twisted issues to have. Who's afraid of success???

Besides me.

And to tell you the truth, if it weren't for Zach, the first book would have never made it to the market and it for sure would have never been spoken about out loud.

Thank God, I married a man that believes in me.

And not only that, supports me.

He needs clean underwear folks. Like, I'm not entirely sure what the situation will be for tomorrow.... But he has put up with dirty clothes stacked to the ceiling because I need focus. And a filthy house for that matter.... And a super crabby biotch of a wife today after Formatting gave me a brain aneurism. Yet, he still loves me.

And thank God for my madre, who has watched the kids so much they basically forgot they have a real mother and CPS will be stopping over tomorrow and forcing me to sign over custody.

Hey at least Private School Tuition will be taken care of.


And thank the Lord for my Aunt Carolyn who used to be an English Teacher and is brilliant and who looked at Hopeless Magic with a severe red pen and marked the begeezus out of it and sent it back to me with amazing notes.

She was a life saver. I'm not kidding.

If you think you are a smart person. Like, seriously, if you think you're smart. Go ahead, write a 200 page Word Document, and then have somebody edit it.

Because as it turns out.

I'm not so smart.

In fact, I'm worried about what kind of an education I really got.

And not so much the education part... But the what I took away from it part.

I'm might not have learned anything, my entire school career!!!!

In my head I like to believe that I know the difference between Waste and Waist.

When I write a story.... Turns out that I DO NOT!!!

And it also turns out that I use the word, "Waist" like a Bazillion times!!! And I always, always, always spell it wrong!!!!!!

Having someone you know edit your work also makes you really, really, really want to take them out for coffee and not only buy them a cuppa joe and thank them for their work, but explain to them that you are smarter than you appear on paper.

I promise I am. I promise I am smart....

With the first book, I was for real, always explaining to Arliss that I KNEW the difference between Then and Than but for some reason I ALWAYS wrote Then.

That was a problem in my blog for a while too.

I'm half brain dead I swear.

Oh. Other bizarre nuances. Like, in the first book, I was obsessed with using the word Suddenly. Like, seriously, everything in that damn book from her brushing her hair to eating a piece of pizza happened SUDDENLY.

In this book it was Of Course. Like everything is Of course. In dialogue, in descriptions, in freaking everything.

Eden, of course, went to the store. Because, she of course needed a new shirt, because she was going on a date, of course. So, of course, she took her friend, and they, of course, blah, blah, blah.

It's out of control.

And to top it off, I've already spotted the New Buzz Word for the third book.

It's Ancient.

Everything is ancient in that book and it's already driving me bananas and I'm literally on chapter three.

Oh and another thing. Turns out. I write exactly like I talk. EXACTLY like it. And I've been told that before. And my blog is an obvious example of it... But apparently when I talk it's not so much.... Intelligent.... As it is High-School-Valley-Girl-Meets-Middle-Aged-Bimbo. It's not so smart....

And. I'm not middle aged.

Not yet.

Ok, I got off topic.

I also wanted to thank Kylee!!!!

That girl is literally the missing part of my brain. And then some. You all know what kind of decision making skills I have.

And that would be none.



I'm kind of pathetic.

Kylee, helps me arrive at the right spot. She listens to me, suggests brilliant ideas and has strong opinions that help me see which direction I want to go in.

Even if I don't go in the direction she wants me to. (Ahem, Jericho.) :)

Oh, my gosh. I would be lost without her.

Nothing would ever get done and I would still be deciding on Book Covers for the first book without her!

Today it was everything from which chapter to post as the teaser for the third book to the Book Jacket for this one.

She is a my Guardian Book Angel, I swear it.

And soon, I will be thanking Arliss. I haven't heard her notes yet, but she sees things that I miss. And makes things come together cohesively. Plus. She is the Thesaurus Queen, so when I have a word that my Word Thesaurus suggested but doesn't actually mean anything near what I want it to mean, she catches it. And gives me something else.


Because she's brilliant.

That's why. (Oh, I can edit once the book is for sale, that's why I went ahead and published without her, if that makes sense...)

Ok, I'm starting to get excited about having this book for sale.

I am just SO proud of it!!!! Like, it really is so much better than the first one.

And my writing is a ton better!

And I love the story line and the ending and I cannot wait to finish the third book so I can find out where it's going!!!

Oh, did you think I knew where it was going?

I so, totally, do not.

But I do know you will LOVE LOVE LOVE Hopeless Magic.

And to prove it.

Here is the book jacket.

Also. Don't judge me if you think it's cheesy. Because if you do think it's cheesy just remind yourself that you are not my target audience.

Who is my target audience you ask?

Isn't it obvious?

Those people that do not find this description cheesy.


After returning home from Romania, and successfully saving her best friend Lilly, Eden Matthews must now come to terms with her future as an Immortal. She is in love with the Crowned Prince, but he is betrothed to someone else. Her family desperately wants her to join their rebellion, but that would mean fighting against her one, true love, Kiran Kendrick. She must fight off assassins that want her dead, an Immortal rite of passage that takes her to India and a deadly disease that no one has thus far survived. Danger seems to lurk around every corner as Eden struggles to keep her true identity a secret and protect those that she loves. Eden must find a way to be with Kiran, or turn her back on him forever and fight to save her people. Hopeless Magic is the second installment of the Star-Crossed series.


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