The Home Stretch

stretchWith only a few weeks left until the deadline to deliver my next book – STRONGER THAN SIN – the second book in the SINS series, I’m in the home stretch, racing toward the finish.

Just a little bit more work, some polishing and the book will be finished. Always a rewarding feeling, especially when I’m liking it as much as I am.

I always think of writing a novel much like running a race. Start off slow and get a solid foundation in the first few chapters. Start picking up speed, but keeping mindful of the pace and where I am with both the romance and suspense so that the synergy between the two is keeping things moving.

Not so easy at times, so there is an occasional stumble. There are other obligations to handle in my life, like work. My family, who always comes first. Writing obligations, like prepping everything necessary to promote SINS OF THE FLESH which will be out on shelves on October 27th! 😯

Woo hoo, but scary. My first single title paranormal romantic suspense (and isn’t that a mouthful of a description?).

I’ve waited a long time to see that happen, another kind of race. Building a career and trying to take it to the finish line for this race because inevitably, the time in the winner’s circle is short before you have to hit the track again. 😕

But if you think about it, life is a race also (and hopefully not a rat race!). I like to think of it as a race against myself and not others. Always striving to do something different and to improve. Reaching for personal bests.

How about you? How do you deal with your reaching your goals, whether it’s writing or something else? We’d like to hear your thoughts on this Thoughtful Thursday.

Also, while I’m at it, the winner for last Friday’s Favorite Hero contest is Kayla! If you could send your postal address to cpsromance at att dot net, I’ll get your prize out to you.

5 thoughts on “The Home Stretch”

  1. Keep the faith, sweetie!
    This will be your break-out novel and I will enjoy reading the whole thing.
    That cover! OMG, that cover will sell a bazillion books!

  2. Good luck finishing the book. I get anxious and excited during the home stretch. I know the finish line is in sight, but there’s still so many things to do.

  3. Love the blog, Caridad. Looking forward to visiting with you on Introducing WRITERS! radio show soon. Best, Kim

  4. Darn it, I will be late getting Sins. The 27th, I’ll be on a jet plane headed to California. WooHoo.I am going to visit my daughter and the grands. I am so excited as it has been a year. Today;s post is certainly thoughtful. I try to keep my life centered and moving forward.Sometimes it’s hard to not be distraced by things along the way though. All we can do is keep going and hope that when the day is done, we did our best and give thanks to God for His help. Have a great day and hugs to all.

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