Celebrate Your Milestones

This week’s topic for #UpbeatAuthors fits in well with where I am right now. Recognizing or celebrating milestones, whether they are personal or professional, is important for appreciating how far we’ve come and keeping us motivated to keep moving toward our goals.

Recently, I reached the 10-year anniversary of when I first sold to Harlequin. It doesn’t seem like it’s been that long, and it still amazes me that when I look at my bookshelf there are more than 20 Harlequin books with my name on the cover staring back at me. That’s exciting and amazing and something I worked a long time to achieve. But now that phase of my career is drawing closer to its end since Harlequin is ending my line next summer. I still have two more books in my Blue Falls, Texas series to come out, but I’m also using this milestone in my career to pivot in a new and exciting direction.

While I’ll continue offering my wonderful readers more western romance stories through a series I’ll be writing for Tule Publishing, I’m also in the early stages of an indie series that I’m really excited about. It’s my secret project for now, but if you want to keep up with what I’m doing and when the secret will be revealed, I’d love to have you join my newsletter mailing list. I try to keep the newsletter fun with exclusive content, the latest news, and lots of fun tidbits.

I’m also going to start regularly blogging again, bringing readers and fellow writers fun and inspirational content. My plan right now is to have the following schedule:

Mondays — Upbeat Author motivational posts

Wednesdays — Writer Wednesdays, about topics of interest to writers and how I’m pivoting from one phase of my career to the next

Fridays — Fangirl Fridays, in which I’ll squee like a fangirl over something I’m loving, whether it’s a movie, a TV show, new music, a book or series, etc.

I hope you’ll swing by and let me know what you think about my posts and share them with whomever you think might enjoy them.

Now, back to milestones, I’m also celebrating a very big personal milestone this week. My husband and I will be celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary tomorrow, Nov. 14. He really is the best guy, and I’m very fortunate to have him in my life. I’m taking tomorrow off from working so we can go do something fun to mark the occasion.

I wish you all a wonderful, productive and happy week!

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