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Monday Mayhem: mini-Goals and keeping them...

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Happy Monday! :-)

I hope you had a good weekend. I spent mine working, more specifically revising. I needed to get these revisions done by yesterday, not because of an editor deadline...that's further down the road. I had to get it done so I could stay on top of my other book deadlines.

The more I write the more reliant I become on figuring out daily or mini-goals. I constantly run spreadsheets that tell me how many days I have to complete a book and how many words I need to complete each day in order to meet those goals. It keeps me sane. LOL.

It's a lot like a game of dominoes, you miss one deadline and the pieces start to fall. Sure you can stop the cascade of falling dominoes...if not many have fallen, but it's a lot of work to play catch up. A whole lot of work and stress. ;-)

So today I'm heading back to work another book that must be done by Thanksgiving. I still have quite a ways to go on it, but hopefully with a lot of determination, I'll meet that goal. *fingers crossed*

Speaking of which, what am I doing sitting around here chatting with you all? I've got a word count to meet today. ;-)

Before I go I wanted to let you know that I did a fun interview over at Herding Cats & Burning Soup. If you want to find out some funny stories about me, check it out. ;-)

And on Wednesday I'll be back with an update on my Weigh-in Wednesday series.

Until then, have a good week!!!

Yoder Amish Family Book Blast

Yoder Family Restaurant

Yoder Family Amish Restaurant

Sadie Zook is in an impossible situation. After a long search, she's finally found love. But the man she's fallen for also happens to work at the same Amish restaurant--a restaurant that has banned co-workers from dating. So Sadie and her boyfriend are forced to keep their love a secret. Can they keep from being found out, or will everything Sadie has worked so hard for be jeopardized?

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Praise

"What a great story. Great story line. I couldn't put it down." - marshalljs

"I recommend this out-standing Amish Christian romance book to any reader young or old. Ms. Fisher has written an delightful book exhibiting excellent taste." - Dr. Wanda Piercey

About the Author

I'm Becca Fisher and I write sweet Amish romances featuring simple people with complex love lives. I'm devout in my faith, relish time with my family, and seek to bring joy to as many lives as possible. I would love to have you as a reader. God bless.

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2014 Snowglobe Awards

I'm very happy to announce that I was invited to be a participant in the 2014 Snowglobe Awards. I'm in awe as A PRINCESS BY CHRISTMAS is listed among so many amazing titles! Last year my friend and very talented author, Melissa McClone, won the award. :-)

If you'd like to check it out and see what all of the fuss is about, you can click HERE.

By the way, today is my spotlight day. :-)

Where There is Love Book Blast

Where there is love

Where There is Love by Mya O'Malley

Mia Dennsi is a beautiful young woman who has experienced a challenging childhood. As an out of work teacher, Mia accepts a position for home-schooling a troubled, misunderstood teenager. Mia makes it a priority to help Cassidy overcome her challenges and reach for her dreams. In the process, Mia experiences healing of her own; she is faced with issues she must now come to terms with.

Mia finds a rare friendship in Jamie, her caring and attractive neighbor. The relationship starts off as friendship, but will Mia let this healthy friendship bloom into something more or is she destined to a repeat the vicious cycle of making the same mistakes over and over again?

Through the various twists and turns of Mia’s love life, she is forced to make a decision that will affect her entire future. The reader cannot help but root for this character to succumb to true love and happiness.

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Excerpt

I would have done anything for that girl. Anything. I have dreamed of Mia, I have waited for Mia. I have loved Mia.

I can’t trust Mia.

I can’t get my hopes up again, only to be crushed by her. I couldn’t stand it.

She doesn’t allow herself to be happy. What has happened in her life to cause her to reject the people who love her, who care for her?

I remember the first time I ever laid eyes one her. The way she bumped into me, how embarrassed she was. I swear to this day that she is the most beautiful creature I’ve laid eyes on. Her slim build, dark hair and striking eyes. And that smile, that smile still warms my heart.

I went to see my grandma in Maine for the weekend once I realized that I was falling in love with Mia. My grandmother and I have always been close. She has been there for me through thick and thin ever since I was a child. I grew even closer to her as I was growing up, finding my way in life. For some reason, I always found it easiest to share my feelings with Grandma, the two of us like kindred spirits.

My feelings for Mia scared the life out of me. I told my grandmother that I didn’t want to risk getting hurt again and that Mia seemed so unsure of herself. She offered me a piece of advice that I will hold true to my heart forever: She placed her hand over my heart and said, “Go where there is love, surround yourself with love.” So I did, I went to Mia and tried to tell her how I felt, only to be brushed off with news of Josh coming back into the picture.

I’m happy with Danielle, she’s smart and she’s beautiful. Yeah, I’m going to give this a chance, I would be a fool not to.

But...I think...she’s not Mia. My heart can’t take Mia.

She has the power to hurt me, and I can’t survive that again.

 
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Author Mya O’Malley

Mya O’Malley was born and raised in the suburbs of New York City, where she currently lives with her husband, daughter and three step-daughters. The family also consists of two boxers; Destiny and Dolce and a ragdoll cat named Colby. Mya earned an undergraduate degree in special education and a graduate degree in reading and literacy. She works as a special education teacher and enjoys making a difference in the lives of her students.

Mya’s passion is writing; she has been creating stories and poetry since she was a child. Mya spends her free time reading just about anything she can get her hands on. She is a romantic at heart and loves to create stories with unforgettable characters. Mya likes to travel; she has visited several Caribbean Islands, Mexico and Costa Rica. Mya is currently working on her fifth novel.

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