Change is in the air….Eeeeeep ~ Sandra Owens

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This month, the Embracing Romance authors are telling you our plans for 2015. There are some big changes in store for me this year. Not so much on the writing part of my life but personally, one that makes me want to bite my nails in trepidation even though I’m not a nail biter. I’ll get to that shortly.

First, I started the year with the release of Someone Like Her, my second book in the men of K2 Special Services. A few days after it came out, something happened that I never even thought to dream. Someone Like Her was #1 on Amazon’s romance series, and Crazy For Her was #6. Zowie, two books on a best seller list at the same time?  And yes, I took a screen shot—after a little screaming into the phone in my poor husband’s ear.

Men of K2

 

There are three more books in the series, and the next one is Saint and Sugar’s story. That one and book four are finished, and I’m just starting on the fifth and final book. Here’s my men of K2 Special Services line up.

I’ve had several fans of the series ask for a novella of Jake and Maria’s wedding and honeymoon to meet her father. I’m seriously considering doing that. Speaking of novellas, I’m close to finishing the first draft of another novella, the Duke of Aubrey’s story. It’s been fun getting back into the Regency world, but I’m missing my warrior boys.

 

 

Yikes

 

As for the major change in my life this year, my husband will retire in July. Eeeeeep! Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m happy for him. He’s worked since a senior in high school and deserves this new phase of his life. We are so different, he and I. For one thing, he’s early to bed and early to rise. The only way I see a sunrise is if I’m still up. He told me that he plans to stand at the foot of our bed each morning and wait for me to wake up, then say, “What are we doing today?” Heaven help me.

We have an RV, and our dream is to travel this beautiful country of ours. He already has our first trip planned, a two-month adventure through the upper states and when we reach the Pacific coast, we’ll take a southerly route home. Did I say he had it planned? Yes, every single day—how much fuel we’ll use and the cost, how many meals out and how many we’ll eat in the RV, things we will see and do. I’m more of a, “Oh, we’re leaving in two hours? I better go pack.”

So, it’s going to be an adjustment having Mr. O home everyday. He took a day off a few weeks ago, and kept coming to my office door to talk to me. I told him he needed to leave me alone so I could get some writing done. He did…sort of. Apparently, he didn’t think emailing me from the living counted. I’m already thinking of ways to put him to work for me, though, and I expect things to get interesting.

Happy 2015 to you, and I hope your year turns out to be as interesting as it appears mine will be.

14 Responses

  1. happy new year!

  2. Yikes! Maybe you can get him to manage your promo. 😉

    • Sandra Owens

      Barbara, that’s one thing I have in mind for him, that and taking over the cooking since he’s better at that than I am.

  3. I agree with Barbara. Put him to work doing promo! LOL! Enjoy your road trip!

    • Sandra Owens

      Promo, meals, and bookkeeping, I think, Alyssa. That would be heaven having someone doing those things for me.

  4. Congratulations on the two books on the bestseller list!! Did you do something to celebrate beyond the screen shot? That’s a great accomplishment.

    I’m smiling on the novellas. Those will be a nice change of pace. But, you’ll have to let us know how the dual retirement goes. We’re headed into the college search for my son graduating in 2016, and he turns 17 in a week…the last year he’s ‘officially’ a kid. I wish you the best on your travel adventures and with the retirement transition!

    And welcome back to hist-romland 🙂
    Gina

    • Sandra Owens

      Thanks, Gina! LOL, I yelled, did a little dance, took a screen shot, then got back to work. 🙂

  5. Congratulations on 2 bestsellers at once! Good luck with the adjustment to having hubby home all the time. Mine works from home and when I’m off during the week I’m the one bothering him. 😉

    • Sandra Owens

      Thanks, Glenda! Maybe that’s what I should do, bother him before he can bother me. LOL

  6. Congrats on your sales! You always come up on my Kindle and I get a little “fan girlish”. Maybe we’ll cross paths on the RV trail?

  7. Sandra Owens

    Thanks, Jessica. Wouldn’t that be fun if we ended up side by side somewhere?

  8. Sandra, I have to check out your K2 Special Services Series! And now that hubby is at home maybe he can cook for you or draw bubble baths for you to relax while you dedicate more time to writing – hey, a girl can dream, right?

    • Sandra Owens

      LOL, Joanna, a girl sure can dream, and the bubble baths are a great start.