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Friday Ramblings From An Author-Cold Weather and Writing

It’s been a very cold week but one plus is when you’re forced to stay indoors because of wind chill warnings, writing’s the perfect cure for the wintertime blues.

Question of the week, are you more productive with your writing in winter or summer?

Non-fiction wise I’ve been putting together notes for some e-books I want to self publish on writing tips. One thing I’ve noticed after reading through lots of manuscripts…even when I’m reviewing books, is, as beginning writers we all tend to make the same mistakes. It gave me idea and I thought why not write a self-help book for writers that will cut down on the learning curve for first time authors.

We’re just into 2014 and I’ve already been scheduling writing workshops for 2015. I decided to add a new one about writing a continuing series. I have lots of fun with my Perfect Pairing one and thought I’d share everything I’ve learned with other authors who might like to give series writing a try.

Speaking of Perfect Pairing, the six installment was released on Wednesday and it made it to the top 100 bestseller list in Westerns in both the US and Canada. If you’re one of the people who’ve already bought a copy, thank you.

And a big thank you to everyone who’s following the series. I know some of you read the book on the day it’s released which puts a smile on my face. I’ll be working on book seven once I’m done with my Western stories.

My next release is in February…not sure of the exact date yet, and it’s the first story in the Big Sky Cowboy trilogy and it’s called Shane. It’s set in, yes, you’ve guessed it by the title of the trilogy, Montana.

Speaking of which, I’m about to start work on next edit of book two.

Hope it’s a good weekend for you, if you’re somewhere cold, stay warm. Happy writing.

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