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744,245 words and 2,006 pages…so far!

Recently I was talking with my sister, and we were debating how many pages/words I’ve written since I became a writer 3 1/2 years ago. Well, I decided before I edited yesterday to add up a tally on all of my finished and unfinished projects, and the total came to 744,245 words and 2,006 pages! Honestly, it seems exhausting when I look at those numbers. It’s incredible to think that you can type so many words.  But it made me see that this is a really good motivational tool for authors. So I dare you, my writing friends, to add up your pages and words and see how far you’ve come! And even better, I’d love if you told me the results in comments!

So, do you accept the pages challenge?

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The girl with an attitude and the boy with the guitar…

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Lake Seraph and Dais Darrow of Jump Start My Heart ❤

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Giveaway Extravaganza!

I promised you all that I would be having a giveaway this coming week and I’m standing by that promise. In honor of the third edition coming out for Jump Start My Heart, I will be hosting a 10 PDF copy giveaway for the first ten people who enter in comments. All I ask in return if you win one of these copies is to 1) Email me to let me know you received the book. 2) Write a review on Amazon, your blog if you have one, and Goodreads. I can’t stress how important reviews are to authors, ESPECIALLY ON AMAZON! 3) I would greatly appreciate if you could post your reviews within 2 weeks of receiving the book. Now I know this seems strict and maybe a bit harsh, but I have given well over fifteen books away before for review and only about three ever posted the actual review. Again, reviews are how authors get their names out there and generate advertising. There is a lot, and I do mean A LOT of work that goes into writing, publishing, and advertising a book that you barely get any royalties from. So I would be more than grateful if even one of you read this and decided to help out some of your favorite authors by mentioning their names every once in a while on social media. Thank you all for participating and I wish you luck on winning a copy!

Directions for entering the giveaway: In comments post your name and email address. When all ten spots are filled I will write a blog post letting you know the official date I will send out the copies. Once again this giveaway is for the first book in the Separate Ways series, Jump Start My Heart. Description is down below.



What would you do if your summer was hijacked because your parents wanted to study freaking bugs? Well, that’s what happened to me. I thought the summer after high school graduation would be a time to have fun, plan for college, and avoid the parents. I did avoid the parents, just not the way I wanted to.

So instead of going for the summer to Colorado with Mom and Dad, I went with my only other option…my crazy aunt who I haven’t seen in years. Who just so happens to be a make-up artist in England now. Score, right? Not. A week into my vacay my aunt gets a call and away we go on some stupid tour her clumsy friend bailed on. Little did I know that the band we were working for just happened to be the biggest boy band in the world. And one of them just had to make me break my rules…

Maybe I should have gone with the crickets.

This book is clean, YA romance.