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That sound you just heard was me heaving a big ole sigh… I don’t know about the rest of you but it’s been a rainy week and my motivation just isn’t there. We need the rain so I’m not complaining but I’d like a little sunshine. I love sitting outside on the deck in the sun working. Maybe it’s because I published my first book and this is a normal lull. But I know I got sidetracked with  my writing and then some personal stuff came up and now I haven’t written a word in two weeks – uh oh.

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So, I’m participating in 2 writing challenges. One starts Saturday and goes until next Friday. My writer’s group – Heart of Carolina Romance Writers – does it every month. You post a goal and then every day post your word count.

The second challenge is through an online writer’s loop and an author there is doing a 60K in 30 day challenge – on Facebook and I’m in.

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I don’t know about the rest of you but public shame, ahem, accountability helps motivate me. I’m competitive so I like seeing how my word count stacks up against others – in a friendly way  – grins

What do you do to regain your motivation?

I’ll be posting my progress so check in with me to share your words of encouragement and/or tough love.

Cheers!

Tropical Blast

I made a delicious Wicked Green Smoothie this morning that I had to share. It was so tasty and immediately made me think of the tropics! You won’t even taste the greens and your body will thank you. Go on try it! OK, if you’re afraid, leave the greens out – grins.

Tropical Blast

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1 c. OJ (or cut 1/2 cup with water if you don’t want it sweet)
Oikos Greek Yogurt Coconut Vanilla – single serve container

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2 Tbsp chia seeds – if you’re a beginner you can omit or just 1 tbsp. Using 2 tbsp. will keep you full until lunch or dinner
1 c. pineapple (fresh, frozen or in it’s own juice)
2 big handfuls collard greens torn to pieces (if you’re new, only add maybe 1/3 to 1/2 of a collard leaf) These are also great to use frozen if you like a thicker smoothie.

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Blend well and imagine yourself on a beach somewhere! What are your favorite spring/summer flavors? If you like smoothies, head on over to Wicked Green Smoothies and you can read all my musings on smoothies and healthy living – thanks!

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Sexy Scottish Ghosts

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Great news! The paperback version of Lost in Shadow is now available at Amazon.

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Lost in Shadow, A Shadow Walkers Novel (#1)

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Lost in Shadow is the first book in the Shadow Walkers series. Meet the ghostly warriors. All are cursed…

We were wrong…ghosts are frighteningly real.

For centuries a war has been raging between light and shadow. Shadow Walker pitted against Day Walker, threatening to plunge the world into darkness. Colin, an ancient warrior who lost hope long ago, prowls the streets of Edinburgh, eviscerating those who prey on humanity.

Emily possesses the ability to see beyond our realm into the dangerous realms of Light and Shadow. Unwittingly drawn into the shadows when she intervenes to help Colin, igniting his long-buried desires, she unleashes a terrible curse. Now with a week to break the curse, time is running out as they are locked in a deadly fight with forces that will stop at nothing to destroy them before they succeed.

Intensely romantic and thrilling, Lost in Shadow portrays the struggle between redemption and retribution.

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Fans of J.R. Ward, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Karen Marie Moning, and Charlaine Harris will enjoy the Shadow Walkers Series.

I love to hear from my fans!

P.S. The audiobook version should be available in June!

Cynthia

Alice laughed…

Alice laughed: “There’s no use trying,” she said; “one can’t believe impossible things.”

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 “I daresay you haven’t had much practice,” said the Queen. “When I was younger, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”

-Alice in Wonderland.

I love this and if ever I was tempted to get a tattoo it would be a part of this quote.

What do you choose to believe today?