New Beginnings

You might be wondering why I’m sitting at home in my PJs and not playing CPA all day. Well here’s the scoop…

With all consenting parties in agreement I was able to start my journey into full-time authorhood a month and a half ahead of schedule with some tweeks. Woohoo! 😉 November 10th was the first Monday in 8 years that I didn’t have to get up and go play accountant. I’m now officially full-time author, part-time CPA.

I’m utterly terrified and yet for the first time in a long time I feel better–as much like myself as I possibly can all things considered. It’s no secret how tough this last year has been and I pray that I never have to experience anything like that again BUT I’ve learned I can survive anything because of the wonderful people in my life.<3

While I was writing away the other day I had this moment of complete peace–a moment where I knew this is exactly what I’m supposed to do. It felt magical, spiritual, and completely divine.

I hope I’m able to pull this off because returning to a 9-5 would be brutal after realizing how free and content I am in front of a screen, tap tap typing away in my PJs of course. 😉

For those of you who’ve been worried about me being in this house all day, don’t be. This is where I belong and while I had some concerns myself I’m starting to get adjusted to living in this house with Chris. I credit the three furry children who are constantly by my side as being a big help with that.

Everything about this feels right and I’m so excited! It’s time to write stories and with any luck this time next year I’ll still be sitting here weaving more tales of love, friendship, and everything in between. 🙂

Isn’t that what life is all about? Finding our place, finding our purpose, and making things happen. And mine is right here. <3

I hope you’re ready to share this new beginning with me because the journey is no fun without beautiful people like you to share it with. 😉

Buy books and help kids! JuMP on it! ;)

My little sister (some of you have met her at book conferences) is on the board of directors for a local organization called JuMP (Junior Mentoring Programs.) JuMP is an organization very similar to Big Brothers Big Sisters that services the Eastern Panhandle of WV. According to JuMP’s website, they serve at-risk children between the ages of 6 and 18 who are primarily from single parent homes, grandparent headed homes, homes where one or both parents have been incarcerated, or low income homes.

Side note: My sis is the youngest member of the board pretty cool, huh? I might be a little proud. 😉

Now, here’s where the books come in. 😉 JuMP is currently having an auction of all kinds of cool stuff from custom artwork, photographs, spa days, and of course BOOKS! *claps* You can bid on a signed copy of Soul Survivor and some miscellaneous goodies. Plus II saw a few signed Jennifer L. Armentrout books while I was browsing the auction. (I might start a bidding war on those pretties.)

Now you might be saying that’s all well and good Michelle but I’m no where near West Virginia. NO WORRIES! Most auction items can be shipped to you for an additional fee if you win the auction (just check the details for each auction item at the bottom of the auction page.) 😉 Here’s the links so you can bid away if you so choose.

Complete list of auction items.

Signed copy of Soul Survivor

Some JLA books. 😉

Happy bidding…remember its for a good cause so don’t hold back!

If you want to read more about JuMP check out their website HERE.