Thursday, November 6, 2014

Following in the footsteps of greatness

Well, at least that's what I'm going to say, since I seem to be having the day Winnie had today. But hey, since I've long loved and admired her, I guess I could be doing worse! :)

Which gives me a great topic for today's blog. Everyone has been asking me about what changes when you get published or what you didn't expect about getting published. So far, I keep saying it's all the same. Because it has been. I just plug away and do my thing and juggle my life. Until release week hits. :) Boy, was I not prepared!! I had some friends advise me that it gets busier and you need to clear your schedule, and I thought I had done a good job. Not so. What I didn't know, was that in addition to your book release, Murphy's law of writers comes into play, and suddenly, your editor wants to do line edits on your next book, you still have revisions on another book to finish, all of your kids' activities have games, performances, and projects that require way more of your time than usual, and... wow!!

When I wake up in the mornings, I always say three things I'm thankful for before I get out of bed. My first was that I had a good night's sleep. My second was for how comfortable I am. And my third- that I don't have to leave the house today!

Not that I'm complaining, mind you. I'm pretty thankful that I have so many reasons to be busy. So I'm sitting here, drinking my tea, contemplating my inbox, and thinking how nice it is to have so many wonderful things in my life. After all, the alternative is to go stark raving mad, and who wants that? :)

All that to say, which is really the BIG NEWS of this post, Rocky Mountain Dreams is finally available! I'd love for you to grab a copy and let me know what you think!

About the book:

HIS SURPRISE SISTER 
The last thing Joseph Stone expects to discover upon arriving in Leadville, Colorado, is a newfound little sister. Hoping to find his late father's silver mine and hopefully keep his siblings back home out of an orphanage, Joseph needs an ally. The preacher's lovely daughter agrees to care for the little girl. She's just not as willing to trust the prospector….
Annabelle Lassiter has seen what men do in pursuit of riches. Yet for all the hardship he's known, Joseph still shows tenderness and warmth. Annabelle's plan has long been to leave Leadville far behind. But Joseph's quest for silver could cost them a more precious dream—one of family, love and new beginnings….

And hey, if you have tips for surviving life when it gets crazier than you expected, let me know. I'd love to hear how you balance everything!


4 comments:

  1. Congrats on your first book :) It's the best feeling ever, except for your wedding day, oh, and birth of children, oh and have a cat curl up in your arms, and...
    Well, you get it. It's one of the best things ever.

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  2. Congratulations Danica!! :)
    LIH books are my favorites, so I'll definitely be getting a copy of your book. Sounds wonderful (and a great cover too!).
    Hugs, Patti Jo

    p.s. Hang in there with your super-busy schedule! And enjoy having kiddos at home---I have NOT handled an "empty nest" well at all---which is most likely why the Lord sent all these CATS to my house. ;)

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  3. Thanks Pamela! And you're right. :) It is a great feeling.

    Thanks Patti Jo! I hope you enjoy it! You're absolutely right about enjoying having my kiddos at home. I do love those girls!

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  4. Congratulations on your debut, Danica!!! I'm thrilled for you.

    I can relate to the shock of that first release frenzy. It's a joy overload of the best kind, but it is intense. You worked long and hard for this, so I hope you're able to savor the experience as much as possible.

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