The #1 Reason My Book Is Not Finished

I am on a deadline to publish my latest novel. A strict schedule is in place, and I have dedicated these past months to little else. But there is one major roadblock: I am a parent.

As a mother of a teenage boy, I am frequently overwhelmed. February (and I do mean the entire month) was no exception and in all honesty, it was more difficult than any that have come before. My son needed me and his father, and we delivered. So much so, that I am now behind on everything book-related.

As a writer, I have learned to go with the ebb and flow of productivity and the limitations on my time and energy. More importantly, I have come to understand that writing is what I do but not who I am. And though there are many things I wish for in my life, I never want to look back and realize I failed to give my son my everything.

And so, I am parenting that precious boy with every ounce of my love while resetting my book goals. Watch for updates on …


Starting today, I pledge to become more–more of what my boyfriend wants. I plan to revamp, redo, remodel one area of my life every month. I already have the categories listed–my very own 12-step program to a new me. And I intend to stay on track by keeping this online blog…

Those are the words typed in the dark and desperate early hours of a new year.

After her boyfriend walks out the morning after Christmas, Anna is not only left alone but confused. In the days following his abrupt departure, Jason has failed to return like all the times before. Convinced she can get him back, she makes the ultimate New Year’s Resolution: a plan to makeover and change every part of herself to better suit his needs.

Crafting a list, Anna realizes there are twelve parts of her life in need of attention. With plans to journal her path in an online blog, she sets a goal to completely transform herself and reclaim Jason as her own. But what is meant to be a private journey toward love soon becomes a very public one filled with second-guesses and unexpected challenges. And the more Anna delves into what she believes to be wrong with her, the closer she comes to discovering who she is meant to be.

Engaging and relatable, The Breakup Effect is a contemporary tale of love and self-discovery with all the hope and fear that goes along with it!


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