Monday, June 13, 2016

And so it begins...

Well hey there!

Today starts a new chapter in my life. For the next six weeks I will have my mornings free as the triplets I watch go to summer school in preparation for entering 4K this fall! Time sure does fly and I can’t believe I’ve been watching them for just over two years already. 

It seems like it was just Christmas time and I was getting excited about these changes and the prospect of writing more. Now the day has finally arrived!

So I will now be devoting (with any luck) those free hours to writing. I’ve set myself some goals and I am going to do my best to achieve them. I’m aiming pretty high, but hey, I figure “go big or go home”, lol.

After the six weeks I will be back to watching the kiddos full-time temporarily until they start school in the fall. Once I go back to “part-time” I will again devote those free hours to writing and furthering my career as an author. 

Time has always been a struggle for me. I’ve always felt guilty when I’m not writing and instead taking care of responsibilities or, god forbid, enjoying life and time spent with those I love. Throw in a rare “me day” and the guilt complied 10 fold. And if I was writing I felt guilty about letting household chores go, while locking myself in my writing room for hours on end.

Never mind trying to promote books already published, getting on social media, making valuable connections…etc. etc.. I seriously need 48 hour days to make everything work! I admire those writers that have managed to do it all…and keep their sanity!

With these changes in my daily schedule I feel I can now join the ranks of those who succeed in making their dreams come true…without sacrificing too much in any one area. I will write during the week and do as much promo as I can squeeze in. The same goes for social media interactions. Evenings and weekends will belong to me, my friends and family. I swear it sounds so easy, yet a nagging little voice keeps saying, “we’ll see”, lol. Let’s hope my plan works out : )

And a very special heartfelt THANK YOU to all of you who have been patient, loyal and understanding. Without your love, support and encouragement to continue, I more than likely would have given up a long time ago.

So there ya have it! I’m a girl with a plan and on a mission! I have lots to do and plans for some fun events as well. I hope you will hang around and enjoy this amazing time in my life with me!

Savannah Rayne

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Every now and then a little rain must fall

This month I will start the process of re-fashioning Savannah Rayne. For far too long, she has slipped away, unnoticed by most, silently through the literary world’s cracks. I am a little stunned by how quickly I was forgotten and the few posts I managed to get done on social media sites received no “likes” or “comments”. Most fans faded from being active on my page, to barely acknowledging my sporadic  appearances. A few have remained steadfast and I thank you for being loyal; for allowing me to be human. Book sales declined and quite honestly had me feeling why bother? My life has been busy, stressed and sometimes unbelievably chaotic. That has played the major roll in my lack of consistent blogging, media socializing, promoting my published works and completing new ones. I’ve sadly let life’s daily happenings dictate ME and how I go through my days. 

BUT on the bright side that is thankfully going to change. Life has finally reached some normal stability. Stresses are much less, life is happier, calmer. 

Time still proves to be my greatest obstacle; there are just not enough hours in the day to meet my responsibilities and the needs of everything and everyone…however, that too will be changing. Come summer my full-time day job will become more part-time. Those “free” hours will then be dedicated to time I can write and focus on promotion to further my career as a writer. Eventually, as my day job comes to an end once the triplets that I care for start school, I have decided to “retire” from the childcare profession. Thirty-four years of caring for little people has been wonderful, but I need a change. I’m hoping by that time I will have made enough progress to become a full-time writer and still put food on the table.

So starting this month I will be having things re-designed to better fit Savannah Rayne and her style of writing. A new logo, banners/headers, swag and promotional materials will be done. I’m VERY excited about this! It’s kind of like “redecorating” my house, and you know how I LOVE decorating and changing things up, lol. I’ll also start blogging regularly again and hitting the social media circuit for some fun and laughs. Contests, giveaways and random surprises are just a few of the goings-on you can look forward to!

With a whole lot of luck (fingers crossed) I’m hoping to kick it all off with the release of a new book…or two. 

Yep, it’s going to be a VERY busy time for me/Savannah. No longer will I let life hold the reigns to my happiness. I’m back in the driver’s seat and plan on staying there!

This won’t happen overnight, but it WILL happen! If you love storms I hope you’ll come along for the ride, just make sure to hold on tight to your umbrella!


Tuesday, November 3, 2015

My First Book Signing!


If you live in Northeast Wisconsin and are looking for something to do this Saturday, November 7th I will be doing a book signing at the “Mingle & Jingle Open House” at the Town Hall in Middle Inlet, Wisconsin! Located on the corner of Hwy 141 & Cty Rd X. Just 1 hour north of Green Bay, WI; 5 miles north of Crivitz, WI; 5 miles south of Wausaukee and 1 hour south of Iron Mountain.

This is my very first book signing and I can’t tell you how excited I am! And what better time of year to do one, I mean, Christmas (my favorite time of year) is just around the corner : )

I will have copies of all my books for you to purchase, as well as gift baskets for those readers on your holiday shopping list. 

There will also be other venders from Avon, Thirty-one, Pampered Chef, and Shell’s Ceramics. Newcare, Inc. will be doing a FREE Blood Pressure clinic. There will be lots for you to look at, sample, and a chance to enter a few drawings!

So stop on by and have some fun! I hope to see you there!