Sunday, August 25, 2013

Deadline Phobia - A bit stressed out!

I guess the title accurately describes how I'm feeling. I'm a little MIA right now because of an approaching deadline.

I had planned everything perfectly, or so I thought, on writing the next portion of I Remember, which will be called Loving You, out to the minute detail, giving me plenty of time to edit and play around with the story. To say that, "Plans are meant to be broken," is the understatement of the year!

I started off good, was following a nice pace, even had time to allow myself time to take a day off from writing here and there, but threw a curve ball and it was a major one. But, in life a little rain must fall and we have the option of taking the lemons or making lemonade. Well, those who know me, know that I always like to change things up and I love to make things sweet!

Okay, so I was thrown off course with a sinus infection, then it coming back on me with asthmatic bronchitis to boot. Didn't feel up to writing for several days at a time, here and there. But, I used the time to think my story through and keep replaying scenes in my mind and making mental notes what to keep and what to get rid off.

Then to top things off, hubby, who I have to admit is my muse in writing my stories. Yes, I take a bit of his personality and characteristics and incorporate them into my leading man, because I do love the other half to my soul completely! Anyhow, he's called out of town on business for a week, leaving me to take care of everything at home. I don't mind and can handle it, just he usually distracts our son for a few hours at night so I can have time to write. Well, no writing occurred because time didn't allow and my creativity wasn't flowing without my muse here.

Now, I have two to three days to pull off a miracle of getting this book done. I'd actually joked with my editor that I might have to send it to her in bits and pieces, while I'm finishing it up. Little did I know the joke would be on me; that this might be the case. LOL!

But, I'm taking it in stride. We can try to plan for things and hope for the best, but when life doesn't seem to want to agree, you need to take a step back, take it all in stride and come up with other alternatives to getting to your goal. So with that, I'm going MIA for most of the weekend in order to complete this book and get to my edits next week, so I can then give it to my editor at the beginning of next month.

When that's's on to the next book in the Learning Series. My mind is so overwhelmed with ideas for the book, that I can't wait to get back to it. The first chapter and the outline are already done and I'm raring to go on it!

Take care and hope your days are bright and filled with tons of delight!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

This Author's Life: Learning to Trust Tour Guest Post

This Author's Life: Learning to Trust Tour Guest Post:   When Garrett Andrews finds something that catches his eye, he goes after it, letting nothing stand in the way of what he wants to ...

Sunday, August 18, 2013

REVIEW BY: It Started with a Book Blog: Learning to Trust by Cynthia P. O'Neill

It Started with a Book Blog: Learning to Trust by Cynthia P. O'Neill: ***This is a contemporary/erotic romance suitable for mature audiences only, ages 18+.*** Description: When Garrett Andrews finds...

Learning to Trust is NOW AVAILABLE!

I know....I'm falling behind on my blogging, but I've definitely been busy.  Learning to Trust, the first book in the Learning Series, came back from my amazing formatter early and I've been busy plugging it and getting it ready for the release party we had on Facebook on Friday.'s currently on sale for $0.99, through tomorrow night.  Here's the ad: 

Here are the links:

Available Worldwide via Amazon and Barnes & Noble, though top links are posted below:


I've had some of the same questions asked about the book, so here are the answers:

When is the next book coming out?    The first couple of chapters are written.  It is due at the editor's in November.  I'm hoping, fingers crossed here, that I can release in December at the earliest, early January at the latest.  

Will it continue to be in Laurel's POV (point of view)?   This book will not be limited to her POV.  I want the readers to get to know Garrett better, so I will definitely be adding his POV (he definitely has a kinky mind), and maybe Grace's, for a chapter or two.  

There's a lot of questions left unanswered with the first one.  We will learn more about Garrett's past and issues?   Will we learn more about Chase and what he looks like?  I purposefully left some mystery so it would carry over into the next books.  You'll definitely learn more about Garrett's past (some things you won't even see coming).  The start of a mystery will begin to unfold in the next book and will carry to the third one.  Chase didn't need to have a full description in this one, but if you want to know what he will be described as, please feel free to visit my page on Pinterest I have dream cast board for Learning to Trust on it.  He will be described in full detail in the next book.  

Will Chase get punished for what he did?  I can't give away the details of the book.  But, rest assured, Garrett is looking out for Laurel and let's not forget, his mom is a Judge!  

Both of the characters will have a lot of unresolved issues to deal with in the next book.  I'll try to give updates from time to time and get better about blogging.  You can always catch what's going on with my Facebook page at Author Cynthia P. O'Neill.  I hope to soon have a street team group on Facebook for anyone who wants to help promote the Learning Series.  In exchange for the help promoting it, I'll give more detailed updates on what's going on with the Learning Series, along with a few prizes from time to time.  I'll have the link listed soon on my author page, still trying to decide on a name for it.

I'll try to get out here to post more on a regular basis.  Thank you to everyone who has bought the book and liked it!