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You’ve Got This!

Have you ever felt stuck? Is there something major challenging you now?

Well I’m here to say, You’ve Got This!

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As some of you know, when I decided to write my new book in a different genre, I soon discovered the move from writing romance to writing mystery was quite a challenge.

Readers of my Bridge Club Series have asked,

When is your next book coming out?

How’s the new book coming?

And for a very long time, with some embarrassment, I mumbled, “I’m stuck.” 

Yes, I wrote the first few chapters, then BAM!

I hit a brick wall

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Months went by, and I stared at the blank page to begin chapter four.

It remained blank.

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No matter how long or how hard I stared at it, nothing… until two things happened.

First, I met with my editor/publisher/coach and friend Demi StevensShe inspires me to GSD–Get Stuff Done! (Yes, you can substitute another word for stuff.) 

And Second, I stopped focusing on the whole book and started taking it one chapter–or one brick–at a time.

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So after meeting with my coach in March, I decided to tackle this task bit by bit, chapter by chapter, and guess what…

Yesterday I completed the first draft of my new book — Coming Soon —

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(Working Title)

Now soon is a relative term, so I’m not promising an exact date of release yet. This is the first draft after all. Now the fun begins. It’s time to rewrite!

But I am sharing this bit of news to encourage you to focus on one brick, and–no matter what wall is blocking your progress–you will tear that wall down!

(Images thanks to Pixabay)

One last thing: I am close enough to completion to be getting excited about a cover. Here are three images I’m considering for part of the cover. I’d love it if you’d help with this big decision and tell me which one you like best. (The protagonist, Mia–who was growing up in the Bridge Series–is grown and an art therapist.)

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Until next time…

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