Saturday, January 7, 2017

Second Chance reviews - Thank you!!!

The reviews are coming in for Second Chance Cold Springs book I!  Thank you so much my lovely readers! I love you guys!

...and I loved it! Once I started reading it, I couldn't stop. That said, there were parts of the story that left me wondering about more details...but that's how shorter stories go. The focus was on the two main characters and if that left me wondering about another characters story, then I wonder if we'll be hearing about that in another story. Thank you for sharing this with me, Nancy! - Amazon review



Wonderfully written, a must read if you think everyone deserves a second chance. Nancy caught my attention on page one and kept me reading until the end. I can't wait until book 2 comes out in this series. Keep writing, Nancy!!!!  - Amazon review


Excellent reading looking for next - Amazon review 


 


Sunday, December 11, 2016

Update...finally


I’m having a heck of a time keeping up with this blog on a regular basis.  Honestly, I’m debating if I should move the whole thing to Facebook, since that’s where all the cool kids seem to be hanging out these days. Does anyone even read blogs anymore? 

Anyway, what have I been up to?

I did five booksignings between October and December, my last one yesterday.  I’m exhausted, but I had such a great time getting out and meeting readers, introducing myself to new readers, even catching up to readers who came to visit me to see if I had written anything new.  Thank you so much for that!!!!! You guys are the best!

Anyway…I’m exhausted.  The weather has been very cold and snowy, and I caught strep throat which knocked me for a loop, and I’ve had quite a bolt of back pain, so I’m going slow these days.

I’m aiming to have book two of the Cold Springs series, titled Second Beginning, released in early part of 2017.  I don’t have any excuses other than procrastination as to why it’s late.  However, I’m scheduling book three of the Cold Springs series, currently untitled, to be done by March 2017. 

Oh and hubby got me an early Christmas present:


Well...two actually.  We adopted them from a rescue organization.  I've been so swamped I haven't even taken updated photos yet!  Anyway, talk about love at first sight.  The top one we've named Mischief because...well, she's into everything, the bottom one is Luna, i.e. Lunabear (it just stuck).  Pan and Blaze hated them at first, but now Blaze has taken quite a liking to Luna which is definitely her play partner, and Mischief and Pan are preferring to lounge around and be lazybutts together (when Mischief isn't getting into something, which is hence the name.)

Yeah, so four cats.  Does this officially make me the crazy cat lady?  Either way, I gotta get another cat book out there now.  I definitely have no shortage of story material now!
 

So that’s it for now.  What have you been up to?

Thursday, October 13, 2016

What to be notified when my books go on sale?





It's easy!  Just go to my website and enter your email address under New Book Release Notification on the right hand side of the home page.

And that's it!

PS - Your information will never be shared and you will not be spammed.

Thanks,
Nancy

Sunday, October 9, 2016

I wrote new words today and the reality of being a writer


I wrote 6,725 words yesterday. This wasn’t editing my current manuscript. This was something totally new, completely new words pounded out first thing in the morning before coffee.  I don’t know if these are words I’ll keep or not. I haven’t gone back to read them. I don’t know when I’ll read them. Maybe I’ll never read them. 

That’s the thing about writing. You can work on anything you want. If you get tired of working on your romance, you can always go back and start something completely different. Maybe a sci fi.
Back to the word count.
I often wonder how it is for others to try to understand the workings of a writer’s mind. Right after I wrote these new words I went out to get coffee.  I was by myself and I planned to visit my mom so I didn’t stay, just went through a local drive thru. 

This is how the conversation might play out in my head:

Drive thru attendant:  “Good morning.  How may I help you?”
Me: “Large black coffee please.”
Drive thru attendant:  “How’s your day so far?”
Me:  “Great! Fabulous! Wonderful!”
Drive thru attendant:  “Oh really?  Why?”
Me:  “I wrote 6,725 words today!”
Drive thru attendant: “That’s amazing! You’re Nancy Henderson right? I thought that was you! Oh my god! Will you sign my book?”
She whips out a copy of my latest release.  I sign it and she holds it to her heart. “I will cherish this always!”
Me:  “Thank you.”
Drive thru attendant:  “So that’s so great that you wrote so many words. I totally understand why you’re so incredibly happy.”
Me:  “You do?”
Drive thru attendant: “Of course. Everyone understands writers. Here’s your coffee.”
Me:  “How much do I owe you?”
Drive thru attendant: “Nothing.  It’s on the house. You signed my book. That’s payment enough.”


Okay…here’s the reality:

Drive thru attendant:  “What can I get you?”
Me:  “Large black coffee please.”
Drive thru attendant:  “Three ninety-eight. Pull around.”
I pull around and pay. The attendant doesn’t recognize me. She doesn’t understand me. She certainly doesn’t have a copy of my book. 
She hands me my change without making eye contact. 
Me:  “Thank you.”
Drive thru attendant:  “Yep.”

I smile.  It’s okay. I’m a writer.  

And I wrote 6,725 new words today.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Meh

Yeah. So I haven't been very inspired lately which is why this blog has been so quiet. I'm sorry. I really need to get my butt in gear and write something. I have a new book coming in the Cold Springs series and I should be excited about that. No...correction, I am excited about it. I'm just...meh.  I think it's because of the weather. Summer is quickly saying goodbye, and I don't want it to go. While I love fall too, I know winter is quick on its heels and I'm not a fan of the cold or snow. We get lots of snow in my neck of the woods.  Bleck!

So I went to see the movie Sully. It was really good, and I highly recommend it. I'm also reading. A lot. Debra Kayn is rapidly becoming my favorite author and I'm devouring her back list as soon as I can. I'm also reading Jodi Picoult's Lone Wolf which I bought in a yard sales this summer.  That too is really good, sad but good.  I think all her books are somewhat melancholy but they have so much emotion in them and...yeah, it's hard not to cry.

So what was your summer like? Fill me in!

Friday, August 19, 2016

Go slow sometimes

I've been running around like a rat in a wheel lately.  I have not been enjoying it really.  I launched book one in the Cold Springs series.

Yeah, as if you guys aren't sick of seeing this cover enough!  By the way, thank you so so so! much to everyone who picked up a copy of Second Chance.  It means the world to me, and I love you guys!

Anyway, ask any writer and I'm sure they will tell you a book launch is exhausting.  Couple that with a day job, having back problems, and man...I'm tired.  Plus we went to Lake George, my favorite place in the entire world.  And yes, I did come back with a new book idea for a historical with a Native American hero.  Yay!  I need to sit down and start writing it but I'm currently working on edits for book II in the Cold Springs series and plotting out book III.  So I'm a little delayed.

But I want to talk about being busy and sometimes not being busy.  Our society preaches that it's good to be so busy, so busy we're frazzled.  So busy we can't take time out to sit and pet our animals or talk to our kids or spouses or parents.  Why?  What's the harm in taking life slow?  That's what I'm doing this weekend.  I'm taking life slow and reading, catching up on some new books I got and just relaxing. 

How about you?

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Stress? What stress???

My laptop died.  I knew it was getting close. Thank God for backup save or I would have completely lost book two of the Cold Springs series which I hope to get to my editor this week.

Here's a meme that just about describes my week so far: