I can’t believe we’re already into summer! The weather is certainly convincing, but it feels like we can’t have reached the midpoint of the solar wheel (the longest day and the shortest night of the year).
During yoga a few days back, a thought popped into my head that’s also stuck with me. “Time isn’t something to let pass by. It’s a resource with which to build a life of our choosing.”
I used to be an absolute master of my time. I gave lectures about time management, designed specialized planners for individuals geared to their needs and priorities, and had the discipline to keep myself on track toward my goals. I’m not sure when that changed or why, but the important thing is that I’ve realized it now and am ready to take steps to bring this back online.
Many times, when we move away from a skill set and let it become dormant, we come back to it with new perspectives and epiphanies and find that our skill level has actually increased during this fallow time. I don’t think it’s a good idea to try to go back to the way things were. It’s better to move forward, building our habits toward a life that suits us in this moment.
My life has greatly changed in recent years—and much of that I attribute to you wonderful readers and your support and encouragement. Nearing the halfway point of the Cygnian 7 series is a huge milestone and it feels like I’m on the cusp of a new and wonderful stage of my writing career. A big part of that is getting more ideas on the page and on the shelves and in my social media for you to enjoy, and for that to happen in the timeframe I want, I need to get those time management skills back into top shape.
So, that’s my goal during these long summer days. Getting more words on the page, sharing more with you, and building more healthy habits and joy into every day. Thank you so much for coming along on this journey with me!
Catch up with the Cygnian 7 while you wait for Dorn to launch!
He never expected to find his soulmate.
Bound by a sacred oath, Lar has selflessly dedicated his life to place the needs of his crown prince above all others, including his own. Taking the oath was easy in his youth—with the population imbalance facing his people, there was no hope of Lar finding a soulmate. He never expected to be tempted to break his oath. But then he journeyed to Earth.
Sophie Myers doesn’t have time to heal from the trauma of alien abduction. Nor can she allow herself to be distracted by Lar, one of the giant blue warriors who rescued her. She has no time for romance now that a shapeshifting alien mercenary threatens her family. But when she discovers she wasn’t the only one taken, her only hope is to place her trust in Lar.
Their search for answers only turns up more questions—and uncovers a threat bigger than either could ever imagine. Will the temptation of their growing bond lead them to a new life together, or will it ultimately send them to their death?