thoughts on hitting send

Yep. You read that correctly. Book 2 is now out of my hands and into my agent’s inbox.

So, what are my thoughts?

Finally! It seems like everything that could possibly happen to keep this book from getting finished happened. But even though it’s a few months behind the timeframe I’d originally hoped to finish edits, it’s done!

Grateful. Just like it takes a village to raise a child, it definitely takes a village to write and finish a book. My husband — bless him — has had to deal with book brain and lots of takeout. My baby girl has been such a bright spot in every day. My whole family (but especially mom and mother-in-law) have all pitched in to watch Allie so I can work and write. My critique partners and beta readers have kept me (mostly) sane and helped me whip my story into shape. And I love my friends and family for still loving me despite neglect and the aforementioned book brain 🙂

Damage Control. I feel like I’ve done a pretty good job keeping things in order during this book. But I will for sure catch up on sleep!

Freedom. What will I do with all my free time? Read books again? Watch movies? Take up a new hobby? I have been compiling a list.

Next book. Yep. You heard that right. I’m already thinking about book 3. If you know anything about my first book, Take Heart, this is the story of Blake and Lacey (who my friends and critique partners lovingly refer to as Blacey). I wrote the first three chapters this past fall and love it already!

But first… I am whisking the husband off on a trip. The first time the two of us have gone on vacation together since baby girl was born. And coincidentally, we’re going back to the city we fell in love with on that last vacation, San Francisco! I’m SO excited to see the ocean, explore the places we didn’t see last time, revisit our favorite restaurants, and read books on the airplane again.


What are you up to this weekend? Any Bay Area recommendations?





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  • I can’t wait to see this book published. You made me so curious 🙂 And special congratulations that also book 2 brought you to the final round of the Genesis contest. I hope you win again – that should attract publishers for sure.

    Will Spencer and Logan’s story continue in book 3, too? Or might that be book 4?