Saturday, July 21, 2012

Write. Think. Write. Refresh.

I know I've been absent from here, Twitter, and Goodreads, but it is because I've been busy! I think I've mentioned this before, but I have FOUR jobs. Four jobs I've chosen, and I find blessings in all of them, but that doesn't make balancing them any easier.

1. I am a mom. I have two beautiful little girls that I stay home with during the day, and they require almost all of my attention during their waking hours.

2. I work at a restaurant as a hostess. Not only does this allow me to add some adult time to my evenings, but it is also a nice extra income that helps pay my school loans. :)

3. I own a photography business. You can check it out here: http://www.facebook.com/JessicaLynnPhotos

4. I'm an author.  I dove in head first when I chose to self publish the first book, because now I have to get this second book out.  I shouldn't say have to because I am having a blast writing it, but there is some pressure.

The biggest piece of "change" as of late is whether or not there will be a third book.  I don't like forced series, at all.  One of my biggest reading pet peeves is skimming the pages of a final book to find the conclusion because all the details have lost my interest.  I don't want my book to become that! If this is the decision I end up with, I will make sure the book has a pretty final end.  I wouldn't want to end it as though it will have a continuation, and then fail to write that finale.

There are some small extra ideas I have but not enough to warrant anything novel-like, so maybe a short story of .99?

Just giving you my thoughts and letting you know where I'm at.

Also, I've gotten a few emails about reviews and books and I haven't forgotten about you! My email server is a MESS! BUT I just order a whole slew of print copies of my book [you can find that here] and plan on sending some out soon.

Thanks a bunch!

Jess Petosa