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Image courtesy of thaikrit at

Happy Friday! Being a published author is amazing! However, your days are filled with so many things to do with your career that you sometimes forget (or can’t find the time) to write that next book, especially if you’re trying to promote your current book. I believe in fitting my schedule around my writing and not the other way around because let’s face it, it would never happen. I’m SO guilty of that.

My first novel, For the Love of Jazz was released in December 24, 2012 and I want to release my next book, Deadly Bloodlines, later this year. For that to happen, I have to get my butt in the chair and write, and write a lot. I’m currently at 25k words and I need to get to 80k. That means I have to write 55k words in one month. That’s more than NaNoWri, so I’ve got my work cut out for me.

This weekend I plan to get a head start by writing all my guest posts for other sites and sending them off, and finish writing and scheduling my own blog posts, so I can concentrate on writing, and promoting my book.

I’m excited and terrified because the one year I participated in NaNoWri, I only made it half way, but I’m optimistic and plan to give it all I’ve got! I’ll be talking about my progress on my Facebook and Twitter pages if you want to break out your pom poms. 🙂

Are you behind on a writing project you want to catch up on or get started? Here’s the link to 30 Days of Writing.