It’s Christmas Eve day here in Las Vegas and I’m already enjoying one of my Christmas gifts – a new Kindle reader. I’d lost my previous one in Newport Beach on a trip to California when we were living in Florida.

One of the books I’m enjoying reading on my brand new Kindle is called Write Naked by Jennifer Probst. It’s got me fired up to get back to writing in 2021. For the past few years, I’m been mostly focusing on writing and producing music. I’ve played at juggling both but for this upcoming year, I’m making a promise to myself to really do both.

The thing that stands out to me in Write Naked is the importance of putting your heart out there and on writing great characters. This excites me because I’ve received some great feedback on my characters. Cyn, in Real Women Wear Red (book 1 of the “Real Women” cruise series), was called “fabulous” by one agent and another agent offered me representation. If you like fun, strong women and/or a cruise fan, you might like this one (I’m so missing cruising!).

But that’s not all. Book 1 is followed by book 2 (now called) Chasing Moondoggie, and I’m determined to finally finishing book 3 in the series. I try to reveal my heart in my characters but is it too subtle? I’ll be taking a closer look at this third book to make sure I’m doing exactly that.

If you celebrate Christmas, I hope that you have a wonderful one. And if you don’t celebrate Christmas, I hope it’s your idea not to. Christmas is always hard for me because I grew up not celebrating it (not my choice), and it’s sometimes hard to make up for lost time. But that’s getting my writing wheels in motion, thinking about some future stories.

So please stick around – another promise I’m making for 2021 is to update this blog a little more often.

Most of all, here’s to all of us having an awesome 2021!

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