It's celebration time over here! TO LOVE AND TO CHERISH hit USA Today bestseller list at #67, which is an all-time best for me!!! Normally I'd be all about the champagne, but wasn't feeling that vibe today, so @anthonyledonne made me a lovely Manhattan which ties in perfectly with the autumn bouquet on the book's cover, right?! (Speaking of covers, can we talk about how the label from @thewaltercollective goes puuurrrrrrfectly with To Love and to Cherish?!). 🍁🍾🍷💐🍂
Afternoon writing view. The bar cart in the corner may or may not be calling my name.
Bailey's handiwork, 5 minutes after I make the bed.
Was feeling a little melancholy about The Wedding Belles series being all wrapped up, until I looked at all the books I have coming up! ❤️
Is there anything better than a fresh Yankee Candle?! Loved my Autumn Wreath one, but it died a gentle death last week. Replaced it with Autumn in the Park 🍁❤️🍁perfect for a rainy day with peppermint tea! Today's goals: 5k new words in Walk of Shame, update LL website with Spotify playlists, and finalize the website of a Last Word Designs client. What do you all have going on?!
How we Friday in our house. ❤️🐺❤️
Thanks to @anthonyledonne for picking up a bottle of my favorite champagne in honor of book release week! And I must say, @veuveclicquot, Autumn looks good on you!
Been going through options for my new official headshot, and I'm thinking this one's ... not it. I look hangry AND confused. Alarming combo.
It's my book birthday!!!! To Love and to Cherish is all yours, lovelies! I know this picture's a little generic ... I was going to take one of me celebrating all classy-like with champagne, but... I haven't even showered yet. #authorlife #forreal
Tomorrow is release day!!!!! It's okay if you haven't pre-ordered yet because I made a fun trailer to convince you that you need a little TO LOVE AND TO CHERISH in your life. 👰🏽💕💍 You can watch it on my website! (Link in profile)
So I'm normally a "bold colors" kind of gal when it comes to my Instagram feed, but the pastel vibe of this #nofilter photo called to me today. This view greets me every time I look out my window, and I never ever tire of it. Not a day goes by where @anthonyledonne or I don't say "oh heeeeey, Statue of Liberty!" which is that tiny speck you see on the far right of this photo. Yes, our home is tiny, yes, our rent statement is a doozy, yes, we have to #hustle our asses off every single day to make this life work, but every day I think: worth it.
Today's "office." Working on ALL the things today! Finishing revisions for Love Story, writing Walk of Shame (obsessed with how this story is turning out), and making some pretty promo graphics for To Love and to Cherish out TUESDAY!!!! People often ask if I take weekends off ... honestly, I have no sense of days of the week anymore, in a good way. I take a day off when my gut tells me to take a break, but mostly I wake up every day sooooooo excited to tell new stories!
Some days you put on the workout clothes and instead of the workout ... wine. #friday
My April 2017 release (Walk of Shame) has a cover!!! ❤️
Someone's a little unsure about my new fall home accents. 🍁❤️🎃🍂🐺#puppiesandpumpkins
Was going through old promo graphics and this one made me LOL. What I wouldn't give to go back and write Isn't She Lovely all over again. Pure joy. ❤️
On Mondays, we wear grey. (I was dressed first, just saying.)
My idea of the perfect autumn evening! Rainy night, pumpkin candle, and @anthonyledonne's fall cocktails. 🍁❤️🍂🍸
In that weird "between books" place where I feel all the promise of something new, but where "THE END" feels overwhelmingly far away. Coffee and music should help, right? For inquiring minds, I'm listening to Macklemore and Ryan Lewis here. Pretty much a daily occurrence, they get me through all the writers' block. So. Now you know that about me 😐 I'm also drinking my first and last PSL of the season. Every year, I forget I don't like them. *waits impatiently for red cups and peppermint mochas*
So, I'm doing some MASSIVE rewrites at the zero hour before deadline, which means I open the laptop long before the sun rises and close it long after the sun sets. But I find I can't complain. The view alone makes it worth it, even if I don't know how to take photos at twilight 😕 (@patsemansky, get over here!) I'm feeling a tiny bit stressed, but mostly a LOT blessed with this life @anthonyledonne and I have crafted for ourselves. Huge thank you to everyone who's been a cheerleader. You know who you are ❤️#amwriting #authorlife #nyc