March 5th Writing and Travel Update

Many months ago, I decided I would write a blog post to go live every Sunday. For anyone paying attention, I have done a miserable job at fulfilling that self imposed deadline nearly every week. So, this is me trying to start a weekly Sunday update here.

Writing Update

Love and Sunsets, which has been delayed a bit, will be available on March 23rd, 2023. This small town romance is the fifth book in my Love in Rockaway Beach series, but it won’t necessarily be my last book in the series.

I have had fun coming up with characters and their happily ever afters along with different tropes. I do plan on writing a few more in the series, but I’ve learned setting deadlines stresses me out to no end. Which means when I know it is ready then and only then will I announce specific release dates.

Travel Updates

Currently, we are in the rainy state of Washington and will most likely be in the Pacific Northwest for at least another one or two months. We had to travel to this rather cold part of the U.S. due to a family emergency and while it is being addressed, it means we are not in the much warmer state of Texas.

But have no fear! We do plan on being back in the great state of Texas definitely before the middle of summer.

Alright everyone I think that wraps up my update for this past week. Let’s hope I can manage to keep up with my new plan of weekly updates.

Life and all her friends

Here it is another month is close to saying goodbye and here I am posting another update about my writing. I had to make the difficult decision to postpone the release of my small town romance novel another month due to life and all the curveballs it can throw.

I had planned on being in the warm state of Texas, but due to circumstances outside of my control our family had to hit the road and here we are in the not so sunny snow in the Pacific Northwest. My hope and dream is we can say adieu to this part of the world in the next month or two and head towards the sunshine once again.

In the meantime, I will do my absolute best to enjoy the small bits of sunshine in between the early sunsets and cloudy days ahead. Less sunshine also means more time to sit inside and write or create.

But what happens when the need to write and create is there, but the muse seems to take a vacation? You postpone things and change plans. I could’ve maybe rushed and published the book on time, but I also know the quality would not have been the best.

And that is life. I could be mad and angry at everyone and everything what would be the point? I am perfectly content being mad about the weather and complaining about the snow everyday until it is gone. I’m kidding. Sort of.

All of that to say: love and sunsets will be released on March 23rd

News and Updates

There are some updates that I feel are needed to share in this place.

First, all of my books are getting updates which mean new covers and new links. I changed my author name to S.M. Whitson to prevent further confusion with another author by the same name.

Second, I do plan on creating a newsletter, but in the meantime, I will share updates about books and life in this space.

Today is Sunday, July 17th and I plan for my books to all be live on Amazon by Wednesday. The next steps will upload the books to Google Play, Kobo, and Books2Read. I will have a page on this website for you to navigate to the storefront you wish to purchase them from online.

Stay tuned for more details as I navigate this ordeal of uploading all of my books in all the places.

Thank you and have a wonderful day!