Archive for April, 2016

Success and Joy

Friday, April 29th, 2016 | Broadswords and Ballrooms 1.5, Joy | No Comments

I have to admit that I am very out of touch with the business end of writing. I do not spend a lot of time worrying about how my books are doing because I work so many hours at my day job. The time I have away from the bank is sacred, and money in relation to my books is the last thing I want to think about. I’ll get the early sales numbers from HOW TO SEDUCE A SCOT soon. While this will tell me how it sold in the first month it was out, those numbers will not be a complete picture of my new book’s success.

To me, the book, both books, are a success already. Because they brought me so much joy, first in the writing of them, and then in the sharing of them with all of you. I hope Broadswords and Ballrooms appeals to lots of readers and does well…all authors pray for that. But even if they don’t, I love them still. That love and the joy it brings me are pay the same way a royalty check is.

I suppose the ideal situation is when joy and money come together, hand in hand, like beautiful tow-headed twins.

But whether those twins show up on my doorstep like the blessing they are, I have to admit, my writing already brings me joy in abundance.

Quote of the Week

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016 | Quote of the Week, The Writing Life | No Comments

Writing Advice

How To Wed A Warrior on The Middle of the Air

Monday, April 25th, 2016 | Broadswords and Ballrooms 1.5 | No Comments

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I had the best time talking with Ken Butcher at Novels and Novelties in Hendersonville, NC about romance, true love, and the writing life for his website The Middle of the Air. Hit the link below if you want to hear a little about my experience writing HOW TO WED A WARRIOR.

Christy Englsih

Fridays and Joy

Friday, April 22nd, 2016 | Joy, Reflections | 2 Comments

 

I love Fridays. Most people who work a regular 9 to 5 job do. Even on the weeks, like this one, when I will have to work half a day on Saturday as well, I still love Fridays.

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There is something about knowing that the work week is winding down that gives me a sense of peace, of taking a deeper breath, of a relaxation of habitual tension between my shoulder blades. Even now, writing this, I feel that unraveling of tension though I am composing this post on a Wednesday for publication later this week. Fridays are the longest day at my job, 9 hours instead of the usual 8, but they are still a kind of Shangri-La, a pocket of extra joy knowing that weekend is only hours away. And I am not the only one who feels this. All of my co-workers love the last day of the week, too, and so do most of my clients.

 I wish I might bottle that sense of peace and relaxation everyday. It makes me wonder if a regular meditation practice might afford me some of the same peace, some of the same relaxation as a Friday does. I need to try it.

 If daily meditation offers the same kind of tension dissipation, I will let you know.

 Meanwhile, as the week winds down I am enjoying the weekend as it looms like a joyous mountain of quiet fun. I hope your weekend is wonderful, this week and always.

Quote of the Week

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016 | Quote of the Week | No Comments

LOL! I love this! Happy Almost Full Moon All!Moon Fun Quote

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