“Do you still go?” The reflection of the tree lights sparkled in his eyes as he spoke. At this very moment, he didn’t look, or act, like the city’s most eligible bachelor. She could feel her resolve slipping. She needed Jenny.
“I haven’t been in years. In fact, I don’t think I’ve been since I graduated high school.”
“I haven’t, either. You can imagine my surprise when Grandfather asked me to take him this year.” He glanced back at the tree. “Would you like to come with us?”
What are some of your favorite ways to promote your work?
When I first started promoting Winter’s Magic, I had no idea how much I’d enjoy social media and blogging. I was on-again, off-again with my personal Facebook page and managing a website felt like a daunting task. As warned, I will admit that marketing can be time-consuming, though I’ve also found it to be very enjoyable. I do use my blog to promote other authors — every other week I post What’s New Wednesday. But I also blog about things I like and my new Fantastic Friday posts are quickly becoming my favorite. I talk about recipes, shopping, poems, funny stories. I love reaching out to readers and getting their feedback.
What is a typical writing day like for you?
I have a Monday through Friday day job, so most of my writing happens on the weekends. A typical Saturday starts with my husband and I having coffee together on the back porch (weather permitting), we alternate cooking breakfast, then we split up for much of the day. He goes to the garage or backyard to tinker, while I grab my laptop. Whether I choose the lounger or recliner, I put my feet up on a pillow, and write in a relatively peaceful environment. For as long as I possibly can. Some weekends, I write all day Saturday and again on Sunday. Other times, I barely get in a half-day. Life doesn’t stop, but my family is supportive and flexible. My husband and I have a commitment to always spend Saturday evenings together and my son knows he has to join us for dinner on Sunday nights.
What are some ways that you like to relax?
Girly stuff. I love to get a facial, a pedicure, and have my hair and nails done. A good book. Our neighbors have a boat they keep on Old Hickory Lake and we find ourselves regular guests on Sunday afternoons. I like to entertain, grill, and relax with friends on the patio. Life is busy, but even on the most chaotic weekend, I try to chisel out a fraction of time for just me.