Sunday, September 20, 2015

Change isn't always a bad thing

I hate when my routine changes. It takes me so long to get "back on track" when something comes up and changes things. That is mostly because I fight the schedule change or life routine change. I think I will always do so, but I'm learning to adjust with the change.

Writing full time is harder. No, that's not right. Working from home, is hard. People around you think because you are home, you can just stop what you are doing and do for them. Or you have those you think you are mooching off you husband so you don't have to work. But that is a rant post for another time. lol.

In April, my daughter and I got 50/50 timeshare (Florida doesn't call it custody anymore.)  of my granddaughter (long story). We have her one week on, one week off. Well on the weeks she is here, My writing time has gone back to early mornings and late nights, just like it was when I worked a day job. You'd think I can catch up on weeks we don't have her, right? Wrong. I have errands to run and "people" in my house have things that need to be done. This is a change I'm still fighting. I'm real close to renting me an office so I can leave the house to work. Then I'd have to get dress. and I love working in my PJs.

Another big change that is coming, and I'm looking forward to has to do with the genre that I write. I've reached the point where I'm real close to being burnt out. Sales have dipped this summer. The trends in the romance industry is changing, again. So after talking with a couple of great author friends who have noticed the same things as I did, I've decided to add a new series and a new pen name.

In 2016 I'll start writing cozy mysteries under Aleah Raynes. I'm looking forward to this. I love mysteries and I love adding humor and twists to stories.

Lia Davis is not going away, so don't worry. Lia has a few new things coming in 2016 as well. I am dipping my toes into SciFi Romance. I spent the last few days, while playing with Bella, building the world and the characters. I'm so excited to start it, but I have to wait until I finish what is on the schedule first.

So change is good. And I feel good about where I'm heading in my writing career for 2016.


6 comments:

  1. Hi Lia,
    You are right change is good but sometimes scary. Hugs to you for going in all directions for so many reasons. I look forward to meet this new chick and seeing what she'sgot to offer lol. One question tho will there be spice in these new stories and will you be giving snippets along the way.
    Hugz to you doll

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    1. Aleah will be writing non-romance stories. The cozy mysteries don't have sex (at least not on the pages).There is a plan for Aleah to write crime thrillers and other stuff so we'll see how it goes. :)

      Lia will still be the place to go for the "spice". Thanks for coming by. Hugs!

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  2. Hi Lia,
    You are right change is good but sometimes scary. Hugs to you for going in all directions for so many reasons. I look forward to meet this new chick and seeing what she'sgot to offer lol. One question tho will there be spice in these new stories and will you be giving snippets along the way.
    Hugz to you doll

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  3. Can't wait to read Aleah books. I'm a fan for life....No matter ! ! I'm sure I will love Aleah books just as much as I love Lia's. :) <3

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  4. I can't wait for the SFR. You know I'm a huge fan of your writing and I know these new directions are going to take you places creatively that are going to be awesome! I'm super excited!

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