Release Day

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As always, on release day, I experience mixed emotions from excitement through to dread.

It’s not so relaxing to dish my baby up to the world and hope that those who take the time to read it get as much enjoyment out of the experience as I did writing it.

No matter the cocktail of feeling, I’m super excited to turn my focus to one of my many ideas waiting patiently for their turn in the spotlight.

I do hope you love Flic and Dave’s story…available now on ebook.

Happy reading.

Brenna x 

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New Beginnings

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One of my favourite things about finishing a novel is that it makes room for another to take shape. My creative mind goes into over drive, I get very little sleep, three to four hours a night, and all because I can’t turn the inspiration off…and I don’t want to.

I can’t begin to tell you how excited I am about the story that keeps me up at the moment. Three lives collide in a way they never believed possible. It’s going to be a tricky concept to pull off, but I love a challenge, it keeps the passion alive for even longer and the sense of satisfaction when I finish will be a little sweeter too.

With Fake it ’til you make it due to be release in all eBook stores by tomorrow, and The Pact available on the 29th March, From The Heart  will receive one hundred percent of my attention over the next few weeks.

Super excited, and I look forward to sharing details with you soon.

Brenna x

Before the clock reaches midnight

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Every year in preparation for the new year I take time to cleanse my life as best as I can.

My goals are written, broken down and schedule in my 2017 diary. Appointments are beginning to fill the pages, so I look forward to a busy start to the year.

Decluttering my space really helps too. Out with the old to make room for anything new that may come into my house whilst the year is in full swing and I’m too busy to worry about accumulating more than we need.

I like to donate to those less fortunate than me, so unused items are packed into bags or boxes ready to be dropped off at the local charity. I love knowing others will benefit from the impulse purchases I made and didn’t need.

Then comes the big clean. From top to bottom I wash, tidy and dust all surfaces possible. Having four children my house is reasonably sized, so I don’t do this all at once, and as my kids are teenagers, if they’re home, they pitch in and help. It takes time, but feels fabulous afterwards.

And last but not least comes me. Last night I had my hair cut and coloured. My second eldest daughter is a hairdresser, so this was done in the luxury of my own home, which is much more relaxing than visiting a salon. Before I head out for the evening I’m planning to indulge in a hot bath, infused with aromatherapy oils, and my favourite candle burning on the sill.

Cleansed, prepped and ready for all 2017 has to offer, I plan to party the night away and celebrate the end of my most challenging year yet. The second the clock passes midnight I will toast to a fabulous year ahead for all of us.

Have a safe and fun night, and a happy new year to you and yours from me and mine!

Brenna x

Writing Goals For 2017

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2016 was a quiet writing year for me as my personal life took a bit of a beating. Writing believable love stories whilst suffering heartbreak is no easy feat, and so I didn’t fight it, instead I took time to heal.

Now that I’m feeling a little more like my romantic self again, I’m eager to get started on my writing plan for 2017.

There are projects I have started and will continue to work on, others I will be adding over the course of the year, but this is what I have so far…in no particular order…

  1. A Valentine’s Day Special ~ title unknown
  2. A Novel For Each Season, &
  3. I intend to write my first Christmas Season novel next year too.

For now I will leave the list on the lighter side because who knows what the future may hold!

My next step in goal setting includes scheduling each book for a desired release date, then breaking down the process to ensure my aim is achievable. It’s a little time consuming, but I have so much I want to fit into 2017 that I think it will pay off in the long run.

Are you a goal setter? Feel free to share the process that works for you. I love reading how others go about planning for the future.

Brenna x