Spring is here no matter what! (In other words, don’t ever give up)
Here in Seattle, it’s been cold, with temperatures dipping to the mid-twenties at night. That isn’t stopping the crocus and tulip shoots from popping out of the ground, or the weeds from sprouting. These plants have no idea how to give up.
Which got me thinking… What does it take to stop you? I’ll state flat out that I’m no quitter. Unless I didn’t care in the first place, I won’t give up. (Yes, my office is messier than I like, and yeah, those five extra pounds should come off, but if these things really mattered to me, I’d take care of both post haste.) Persistence and tenacity helped me break into publishing–I listened to the experts, honed my craft and simply refused to let those rejections stop me.
Lily Gleason, the heroine in Ooh Baby! my March Harlequin American, doesn’t know how to give up, either. Not even when her sister leaves her with her seven-month-old niece right before the start of the very busy tourist season. If that’s not enough. Lily also receives a letter from the IRS, informing her that she’ll soon be audited. Talk about a pile on one woman’s plate!
Enter CPA Carter Boyle. From the first moment Lily and Carter meet when she hires him to help with they audit, they… Wait just a minute. You think I’m gong to tell you what happens here? Uh-uh. As much as I love their story (and I had so much fun writing it)!, I’d rather you read the book. By the way, Ooh Baby! is the third of four novels set on fictitious Halo Island.
Do you have an I’m-not-giving-up story to share? If so, I’d love to hear it.
Thanks for inviting me to guest-blog, and wishing you an I-won’t-quit attitude and the success that will surely follow,
Ooh Baby! is a March RT Top Pick!