I am honored to have the talented Sheri Velarde here with me today discussing writing and sharing her upcoming release with us! Thank you for joining us, Sheri! I will turn the floor over to you now.
Finding Time to Write-Sheri Velarde
I am sure a lot of us know people who say that they have a great idea for a novel and are going to sit down and write it one of these days and that it is sure to be a best seller. When you ask them how far along they are they reply that they haven’t even started, they are just too busy to write at the moment, but someday they will. Someday rarely ever comes. I am asked all the time where I find time to write. The answer is not what many people want to hear, I have to make time. I sacrifice television (my tv hasn’t been turned on in over a month I think), I don’t play video games (I once had someone who play 4-6 hours of video games a day tell me she would love to write but she just had no free time), I stay up late (I would say I get up early but that is a lie, I love to sleep in. But other authors get up early). There really no magic solution here, you just need to make the time, park you butt in front of a computer and write. Even a half hour a day is better than nothing. Right now I am in school, do marketing for two different companies, make jewelry, paint, and make mini-comics on the side. Not to mention I have a house and yard to manage, puppies, a fiancé, and family and friends to see. But you know what I also make time for almost every single day (I do miss days, I’m not a saint), writing. That’s the secret, make writing a priority in your day and actually do it. Even if you only get 100 words in a day you will have 36,500 words at the end of the year. That’s not bad, not bad at all! Now go out and write!
Here is a sneak peek at my latest release, Stealing Heart Book 2 of the Gods Behaving Badly series.
The next morning Bruce awoke feeling happier than he could ever recall feeling. Suddenly he snapped open his eyes to make sure that Sophia still lay beside him. Sure enough, she slept peacefully next to him, a slight smile played on her beautiful features, her long auburn hair mussed, making her even sexier. Thank god, or goddess in this case. He had been afraid she’d disappear despite her promise the night before. Now that his need for her had been abated ever so slightly, maybe he could get her to answer some questions that had been eating him alive since their first meeting. His stomach growled; he forgot when his last meal had been and he had certainly worked up an appetite the previous evening. Quietly, he slipped out of bed, praying that goddesses kept a fully stocked kitchen. Maybe a little breakfast in bed would make her more talkative about the magic she seemed to have awakened within him. He still needed to know what an empath truly was, what he truly was, and what he was capable of doing. It seemed too farfetched to believe he was anything but human. However, he certainly felt different when with Sophia.
Making it to the kitchen, he was thrilled to see Sophia had all the makings for a fine breakfast. He turned on the small television on the counter as he began to get the eggs and bacon ready to cook. Mostly, he just wanted a little noise as he got to work, but something suddenly caught his attention.
“This is the highest profile art heist to hit Los Angeles in history. What is even more puzzling, there is no evidence as to who could have stolen the painting. All cameras and security systems are working properly, and the guards on duty didn’t see or hear anything. No alarms sounded, and the Getty’s systems show that no one entered or exited the premises last night. Van Gogh’s Irises is valued at over fifty-five million dollars, but many consider it priceless. If you have any information please contact the police. This is certainly not how we wanted to start off the New Year…”
Bruce’s heart sank. As he lay asleep last night, exhausted by lovemaking, it appeared Sophia may have been up to her old tricks. How could he ever learn to truly trust a creature such as her? She seemed to be getting bolder too, now she wasn’t just stealing from nefarious rich men, but from the Getty Center, and a high profile piece as well. He must not have provided her with enough excitement last night after all.
Sheri Velarde is an author, artist, independent comic creator and jewelry designer out of Albuquerque, New Mexico. She is a creative soul with eclectic taste and style when it comes to her art and writing. Sheri is a multi-publisher romance author who is now branching into fantasy as well with her Defender of the Realms series. When not creating (which her fiancé argues is never), Sheri can be found spending time with her fiancé and their two dogs, reading, watching fantasy movies, attending metal concerts and just taking time to stop and enjoy life.
You can view Sheri’s work on her website/blog: http://sherivelarde.weebly.com/, on her Facebook author page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sheri-VelardeKelly-Ryan, and on Twitter at https://twitter.com/Sher_V.