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7 Months Later…

14 May

Yeah, I know. I’m really not doing so well in the author department. It doesn’t really bode well for my potential career or books sales if you never see me online. That being said…my life gets pretty crazy. I have several excuses why I don’t get much writing or constructive activities accomplished:

I have Crohn’s Disease

I have Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

I have a full time job

I have a very close-knit family, including 4 nieces and nephews, 4+ step nieces and nephews and one I no longer claim exists to me (long story I should save for a book!)

I have two demanding cats

Did I mention I have medical issues?

So yeah…that’s been my excuses. I’m great at excuses. I’d almost call it my specialty. Coming up with new ways to get out of doing stuff…that I don’t want to do. You mention a trip and I’m packed and ready before I even hear the details. But bring up the idea of sitting down and committing my thoughts to paper and a start listing of reasons why tomorrow would be better…kinda like me and dieting. (I’ve been procrastinating on that one for 28 years!)

Well, here a couple weeks ago Rosalie Stanton took me to Kansas City for the Romance Times Convention. Not only did I meet a zillion awesome people, but it really got me revved up about writing again. And I really want to this time. 

I just bought the 90-Day-Novel by Alan Watt. My goal is that it helps me bridge the gap from taking 3 years to write a novella to something closer to 3 months to write a novel. We’ll just have to wait and see what the summer brings. 

My goals are to have a novel submitted for publishing and to lose 50 pounds by the end of the year. Let’s see how this plan works out for me! Only time will tell…Wonder if I’m gonna take another 7 months to update my blog. 

 

Sarah Ballance

USA Today Bestselling Author

Rosalie Stanton

Erotic Romance Author