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It’s hot, isn’t it?

Even in Southeast Alaska we have hit the 80’s and believe me, that is at least ten degrees TOO HOT. Texas is scorching but I hear there is more to come. Really? And you choose this heat on purpose? Well, this summer, I am one of the Texans and next summer I hope to be spending my summer season back in Alaska.

I am frantically working on two WIPs in different subgenres and one gives me relief from the other so I don’t burn out on either before they are completed. I am happy to say it is working for the most part. But that brings up a question, how much time should you devote to your business? Is there a healthy amount of time?

Personally, it is the most difficult issue for me because I’m a workaholic and when I love what I do, I am zoned for hours at a time. I sometimes have to force myself to give my family, who I love even more than my work, the time they deserve without being annoyed they have interrupted my scene.

But guess what I am discovering? When I am more balanced in my energies, I am a better writer and a better mother, wife, lover, daughter, friend. I’m still frustrated when I make myself leave my writing cave. I am working on doing just that, more often.

So, how much time is healthy? I don’t know that and I suspect it is variable. For now, I’m on the inside of coolness looking out on sunshine and waves of heat, writing. But I’m happy and I think THAT is the best indicator of all.

Hope the weekend is all you had hoped and more to come. Happy Reading!

Here is my new book and my reading recommendations:

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She was as elegant as any aristocrat, sweet and naughty as a beloved child, and ferocious as a tiger. Amazon The Black Laird Requires

Cairistine Donohue had run away from Scotland to the Colonies to avoid an unbearable future. Now back in England her employment was unexpectantly terminated, leaving her alone with little coin and no prospects. Returning home was not an option. Faced with a life full of hard choices or starving, Cairis gratefully accepted the position of companion to Lady Ashton.

Cullen Black O’Leary dominated the seas, his business, and the lassies. Returning to England to survey his new estate, Cullen sought his escort, Cairistine Donohue. He found her trying to escape him with her red hair flowing and sweet sassy mouth telling him off.  He had to take her as his own.

When Cairis’ dark secrets are revealed, threatening to ruin her and destroy their hope for a future, could she do what her Black Laird required of her to secure their future?

NOW This week’s recommendations: 3 SERIES (You know how I love series)

Amazon Romancing the Coast     Amazon Keira Montclair        Amazon Dakota Black

 

National Day of the Cowboy

 

 

CELEBRATE NATIONAL DAY OF THE COWBOY

READ A WESTERN, COWBOY, RANCHER OR OLD WEST BOOK, WATCH A WESTERN MOVIE

ENJOY THE LEGACY.

BELOW ARE SOME WEBSITES AND BOOKS STARTS TO MAKE THIS A COWBOY WEEKEND.

NATIONAL DAY OF THE COWBOY. National Day of the Cowboy is observed annually on the fourth Saturday in July.day of the cowboy

In honor of National Day of the Cowboy, I offer what the Center for Cowboy Ethics and Leadership Promotes as ten principles to live by. Not a bad place to start, I think.

 

  1. Live each day with courage
  2. Take pride in your work
  3. Always finish what you start
  4. Do what has to be done
  5. Be tough, but fair
  6. When you make a promise, keep it
  7. Ride for the brand
  8. Talk less and say more
  9. Remember that some things aren’t for sale
  10. Know where to draw the line.

HERE IS WHAT FAMOUS TV COWBOYS TAUGHT US…

http://www.phantomranch.net/bwestern/creeds.htm

 

SOME OTHER GREAT SITES:

nationaldayofthecowboy.com/wordpress/

http://www.nationaldayofthecowboy.com/

nationalcowboymuseum.org/attend-an-event/nationalday-americ…

aqha.com/news/2016/june/06162016-nationalday-of-the…

http://www.americancowboy.com/article/nationalday-american-cowboy

Honor the cowboy way by celebrating the National Day of the American Cowboy!

CELEBRATIONS EVERYWHERE.. here are a couple…

http://www.punchbowl.com/holidays/nationalday-of-the-cowbo…

http://www.bestofamericabyhorseback.com/humboldt-day-of-cowboy.html…

visitsedona.com/celebrate-nationaldaycowboy-sedona-arizona…

 

Alyssa Bailey writes happily ever after domestic discipline books that make you feel good.

Here are a contemporary and historic western by Alyssa. See all her books at:

Alyssa Bailey – Amazon Author Page

http://goo.gl/R5x00N