Harlie Williams


Goodbye 2014! Hello 2015!


Okay, I admit that I'm not the chatty author.  I don't talk about my writing, my book, sales, how to promote myself or even about my publisher.  Being a review site owner has taken too much of my writing time and effort over the last two years.  Yes, my book, The Couple is two years old.  I didn't celebrate, throw a Facebook party, shout it out on Twitter or Instagram the cover.  I'm such a bad author and I admit that.

But on the flip side of that, my review blog doesn't own me anymore.  Yes, I still review and stuff but it doesn't rule my life anymore.  I had a lot of personal things happen this year.  And no, I won't go into them but the end of the year is looking promising for 2015.  I finally found a job to supplement the family income.  Plus, being a stay at home mom was driving me nuts.  I love my son, I really do but he's in the 4th grade now and I need to start cutting the apron strings.  The adjustment hasn't been all that bad. body isn't used to getting up at 5:30 am and working all day but it will.  One of the best things about me working is that I'm around people.  Living, breathing people.

Sure, I talk to people on Facebook and such but the real act of seeing people, talking to them and the basic interaction is gold to me now.  I never know how isolated I was being at home all the time.  The loneliness, boredom and you can only do laundry and clean your house so much before you go insane.

I have a couple of things working now in terms of writing.  I have a YA/NA crossover series about the same couple that I'm writing.  The series follows them through high school, college and afterwards.  There is NO angst, abuse, evil outside forces pulling them apart.  In fact, the series is a romantic comedy with a bit of spice in the last book.  My characters are well-adjusted, come from loving families; they just need to figure out the battlefield of being friends, than lovers.  Did I mention that some of the characters are based on real life people?  No?

In other writing news, I do have a contemporary romance that is slowly coming around.  This is a tougher book to write because of the subject matter and how personal some parts of it are to me.  The main character is based on me or least what I envisioned for myself when I was growing up.  It's another friends to lovers story for me with a bit of spice.

Hmm...other than that, I don't have much else going on with writing.  I have a romantic suspense w/paranormal elements that I would love to finish but for the life of me I can't write the heroine.  It's not that she bores me but writing the villain and hero are much easier for me.  *head slap*  Any help would be appreciated.

So that's it in a nutshell.  My life is full and 2015 should be fun.  Baseball starts in 2 months!  WOO HOO!!!!


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