New Year! New Goals!

I can not believe that tomorrow is New Years Eve. This year went by way too quickly and brought along with it so many life changes.

Back in October I started a new job that I actually like. Schedule is not my favorite, but I love what I do.

In August I started selling Avon and Thirty One Gifts. Both business I am still working on growing, but I’m having so much fun with them. I actually have my first big Thirty-One vendor sale coming up in February at a Early Childhood Conference.

Sadly with the new changes in my life, my writing got pushed to the back burner for quite a bit, but I am back and ready to go. I have had so many ideas floating around in my head this last year. Most are scribbled down in my notebook waiting to be put into the story line they belong in.

That is why I made some new goals for myself.

1) Write at least 500 words every day.

2) Finally get Make-A-Wish published.

3) Find an illustrator for Maxwell the Brave

4) Publish The Little Match Girl

If you want to see how this year goes for me, please stay up to date with my website and blog.

A Little Life Update

OH. MY. GOD. Life is getting so crazy but so exciting right now.

So, this post is not really writing related, but I just have to share because I'm so excited. In the last few days I have signed up to be an Avon consultant and a Thirty One consultant  Half of you are probably thinking; "why do we care about this?".

The reason I think it's so exciting and worthwhile to share is because I've been working 45-55 hour weeks all summer long (hazards of the lumber industry). On top of that work load I drive half an hour to work and half an hour home, once I'm home I turn right back around and take my dog on a walk or to the park. By the time all that is done I am mentally and physically drained.

I haven't had time to write much in the last two months. I joined Camp NaNoWriMo last month and only got 2,000 words done. It was at that point that I realized that if I want to get a book published anytime soon I need to cut down on the work hours so that I can write.

Hence why I am announcing this career change. It might still be a few months before I officially quit my current job because I have to make sure I can still afford everything on Avon and Thirty One's commission, but at least I'm taking steps to advance my writing career.

I am so excited to be taking this step back from the office grind and making time for my writing once again. With this change I am hoping that means I will be able to put "Make A Wish", "The Little Match Girl", "Maxwell the Brave" and "The Long Road Home" into your hands (or kindles) sooner rather than later.

So please, stay tuned and listen for news of my books coming out soon.

Also, if you want to help me out financially: here's the link to my Avon shop:

Thirty One shop link coming soon (still setting that one up)

Coming Soon....

For those of you who have been following along with me since the beginning of this website, my twitter page or my Facebook page you would know that I have talked about having my first book "Make A Wish" out by fall last year; something that clearly didn't happen. As much as I wanted to get my book released I was not able to due to editing issues. Which brought me to pushing the release back to March of this year.

As I was gearing up to release "Make A Wish" in March I had a few people beta read it at the same time that I sat down and re-read it. Sad thing was as that happened I found some inconsistencies in my plot that stemmed from changing a few scenes and not editing the parts that came after.

So now that we're in June I am getting ready to send out the newly edited version of "Make A Wish" to some beta readers, I am hoping I will get enough positive feedback to feel comfortable enough to release it in the fall. So for those of you who have stuck around, read my updates on here, Facebook and/or twitter. Thank you.

I hope when I release "Make A Wish" you guys love it as much as I do. Please keep checking my of my platforms for updates. You should be seeing a book from be very, very soon.

Tempting Levi Book Review

It's been a bit since I've been on here and posted anything, so I figured, why not share with you guys what I've been reading while I've also been working on my books. Below you will see my review for a book called Tempting Levi, the first of a few I plan to share with you guys today. 



As I read the description of this book, I knew I absolutely had to read it. The sooner the better, so when I received my Hidden Gem ARC copy I just could not put it down.

The story starts with Levi, a ex-firefighter who was left to run Club Tahoe, a resort his father has left to him and his brothers. After a few days of running the place he finds out that his ex-girlfriends younger sister, Emily was hired to help him and his brothers through the transition.

For anyone who has siblings, you know that golden rule, never date your siblings ex, but the pull between Levi and Emily was too strong for either to resist.

In this book you'll find some angst, some heartfelt moments, some family drama, and a happy ending. I highly recommend you check this book out.

Riding Wood Review

I know I said a few months back I was going to start posting reviews, but I have been sooooo busy these last few months. So now that I have the time, I am going to start posting reviews. Hopefully I will get at least one up a week.

My first review will be on "Riding Wood" by Abigail Graham and Vanessa Waltz.


**I received an ARC Copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.**

Riding Wood is a short sweet read about 23 year old Alexa who wonders upon Lucas chopping firewood while exploring the woods.

For people who are expecting a lot of sex throughout the, sorry but it doesn't happen. Instead rather than sleeping with the guy and falling head over heels for him. She falls head over heels with him and waits until he finally sees she's ready to marry him and have a family (which is the only kind of relationship he's looking for). 

I know most people who read romance stories expect the main characters to have sex multiple times throughout the book, but it was nice to see them wait and not jump in bed together at the first chance.

All-in-all Riding Wood in a very sweet love story and if you like happy endings, I highly recommend this book.

Book Reviews?!

Last night as I was reading Kasie West's book "Lucky In Love" I came up with a crazy idea. Why don't I share my opinion of books with you guys? Maybe I could help you find your new favorite book. Who knows.

So I have decided that in addition to my NaNoWriMo updates, my book/release updates and whatever else I throw your way, I'm going to start including some book reviews. So book out for those.

I'm just finishing up "Lucky In Love", so look for that review soon. 


I cannot believe that NaNoWriMo starts in about a month! I am so pumped for it this year. Any amount of writing I get done during the month is great, but I really hope I hit 50,000 words this year.

After my original plot just kept nagging me and wouldn't let me wait on it, I am so happy to have thought of a new plot so quickly. I am usually scrambling around for a plot, so I'm really excited about the fact that I thought of two plots this year.

The thing that is the most exhilarating about NaNoWriMo this year is that I'm dipping my toes into a whole new genre. I have dabbled in LGBT Novels before (Mr. President, which is coming next year is LGBT; if you didn't guess by the cover); but I've never before written about a female LGBT relationship, so this is all new for me.

My novel this year is "The Little Mermaid" and it's a retelling of "The Little Mermaid" in which Ariel is a lesbian and falls for Princess Erika. I'm really excited for trying my hand at this and I hope I do it right for the LGBT community, because if what I'm thinking turns out as great on paper, I hope to have it published next year. 

If you participate in NaNoWriMo, feel free to find me and add me as a writing buddy.

NaNoWriMo Update

Remember how I said I has my plot picked out for NaNoWriMo?

Well that might not be true anymore. The plot just keeps calling to me and I may have started on it already. I have a few scenes written out in my notebook waiting for me to continue one, and I'm really excited about where this story is going. It's turning out better than I planned!

But back to NaNoWriMo, I know I could still use this novel for it and only count the words written in November. I just don't think I'm going to be doing that. I actually have another plot idea that came to me today that I'm really excited about (I know, I seem to say that a lot).

The thing I like most about the new plot I came up with is that it is an LGBT plot. I do have another book I've been working on that is LGBT (Mr. President that is listed under my book tab), but as most people can tell you there is a need for LBGT book in this world.

I want to know what you guys think of this decision.

Are you for more LGBT books? What are some of your favorite LGBT books?

Please feel free to use the comment section below and let me know what you think!

NaNoWriMo is a go!!!!

It's that time of year again. Time for NaNoWriMo!!!!

For those of you who don't know, NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month. It takes place every November. But for me the two months leading up to it is NaNoWriMo are dedicated to prep time.

These two months give me time to write up an outline and research places or professions that pertain to my story to help make sure I get my facts right. I can't really write about brain surgery without knowing how it's done; I would look like a fool if I did that.

This is also the time in which I get to know my characters and get into the head space of writing their story for others to read. For all my main characters I fill out a questionnaire form I stumbled upon last year. It asks everything from their name to what they feel when they see a stranger. It really helps me to get to know my character inside and out so I can properly represent them in their story.

As for right now, the biggest thing I am working on is a rough plot outline. I picked my stories plot in mid August and I am so pumped for it. I can wait to get Piper's story down on paper. She's been bugging me since August to let her tell her story, but I have to wait until I have all my ducks in a row to do that. Also would help if I waited until November 1st so it counts towards NaNoWriMo.

I'm not going to tell you too much about Piper's story right now, but I will tell you that it is an angst-y love story that contains unspoken love, heartache, betrayal. Happy ending is still pending; we'll see where life takes me in the next few months to see if I want a happy ending or not.

Hopefully you'll follow along with me on my journey through NaNoWriMo. Keep checking back for more updates.

ARC/Beta Readers Wanted

Hey guys!!

As I get closer and closer to releasing my book, I realize that I need some ARC and Beta readers to help promote my book. I need people who are willing to post a review about it on Facebook, Amazon, GoodReads, anywhere you can review it to help getting people talking about it.

Personally I would love to get reviewers from all different areas of the globe. I would love to see how my book is percived in different countries and cultures. If you would like to take part in that please fill out the subscriber form below.

Once my list hits 25 subscribers you'll get the first three chapters of "Make A Wish".

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Camp NaNoWriMo

I've spend the last month trying to participate in Camp NaNoWriMo. By trying I mean, my 'big girl job' is in the lumber industry and guess what time of year is the busiest for us. So I haven't gotten as much writing as I had hoped done this month.

If you've ever taken part of NaNoWriMo or Camp, you would know that the goal is to write a 50,000 word novel in a month. My word count as of an hour ago is just shy of 5,000. Clearly I didn't do too well this time around, but at least it got me writing for a little bit.

Honestly, most of camp actually consisted of me getting my butt into gear and finally making a website, Facebook and mailing list for my "Author Profile". How else am I going to get my work out there for people to read if I don't start promoting it?

Doing camp and realizing how many of those novels will go unread is what really got my moving. I want to share my work with the world. I want people to be inspired by my books. I want to give people that escape books and writing give me. I just want to tell the stories that have been in my head for years waiting to come out.

Between Camp and working on getting my career moving forward I can't wait to get to November and participate in NaNoWriMo again. I'm going to kick butt this November and maybe (hopefully) I'll be able to share the story with the world next summer.

Many writers I love used NaNo or Camp to get their writing started and I'm glad I'm going to do the same thing. I can't wait to see where this adventure takes me.

Welcome Everyone!

The name's Rebecca and I'm am a new author.

I have been spending my years taking part of NaNoWriMo, waiting for my books time to shine and my time to get it out there in the world. Then I realized that I was waiting for no reason. It's 2017! There are so many self publishing options that I can do this myself.

Oh how I wish I could be published the traditional way. I wish I could have a team leading me and making sure I don't screw up. But sadly I don't have those things and if I want my writing to touch and inspire someone the way my favorite authors have touched and inspired me; I need to do this on my own.

Maybe some day down the road I will have a book published through a traditional publisher, but until then, you guys get me trying to figure it out on my own.

So I finally took the plunge and made my self a twitter, a Facebook and this website because as most good authors know, you need a fan base to read your work. What better way to get a following then letting you guys in to see how I will go about getting my work out there in the world.

Hopefully you guys will stick around for a while. Maybe even long enough to see my publish my first book (planning on this winter!).

So help me out. Join my mailing list. Follow me on Twitter. Follow me on Facebook. Check back on my site every so often. Ask me questions along the way. Critic my work as I share snippets of it with you. Just make yourself at home here. I want to know what you guys want to read. I want to know if you guys like what I'm putting out there, but I can't do that without you guys.