Thursday, June 23, 2016

Ten Mixed Messages on Procrastination

Ten high achievers offer their take on procrastination...



"We are so scared of being judged that we look for every excuse to procrastinate."
Erica Jong

"What is deferred is not avoided."
Thomas Moore

"Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work.”
 Stephen King

“Procrastinate now, don't put it off.”
Ellen DeGeneres

 “I never put off till tomorrow what I can possibly do - the day after.”
Oscar Wilde

“My mother always told me I wouldn't amount to anything because I procrastinate. I said, 'Just wait.”
Judy Tenuta 


 “Procrastination is my sin. It brings me naught but sorrow. I know that I should stop it. In fact, I will--tomorrow.”
Gloria Pitzer

 “Never put off till tomorrow what may be done the day after tomorrow just as well.”
Mark Twain

“A year from now you may wish you had started today.”
Karen Lamb
Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday. Don Marquis
Read more at: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/keywords/procrastination.html
“You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.”
Martin Luther King, Jr.
1.“We are so scared of being judged that we look for every excuse to procrastinate.”
Erica Jong

2.“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.”
Charles Dickens, David Copperfield

3.“Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.”
Napoleon Hill

4. “Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.”
Pablo Picasso

5.“You can’t just turn on creativity like a faucet. You have to be in the right mood. What mood is that? Last-minute panic.”
Bill Watterson

6. “The scholar’s greatest weakness: calling procrastination research.”
Stephen King

7. “If you take too long in deciding what to do with your life, you’ll find you’ve done it.”
George Bernard Shaw


8.“What is deferred is not avoided.”
Thomas More

9. “Imagination only comes when you privilege the subconscious, when you make delay and procrastination work for you.”
Hilary Mantel

10.“Nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task.”
William James
- See more at: http://completelynovel.com/articles/10-procrastination-busting-quotations#sthash.cSW0vXEv.dpuf
1.“We are so scared of being judged that we look for every excuse to procrastinate.”
Erica Jong

2.“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.”
Charles Dickens, David Copperfield

3.“Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.”
Napoleon Hill

4. “Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.”
Pablo Picasso

5.“You can’t just turn on creativity like a faucet. You have to be in the right mood. What mood is that? Last-minute panic.”
Bill Watterson

6. “The scholar’s greatest weakness: calling procrastination research.”
Stephen King

7. “If you take too long in deciding what to do with your life, you’ll find you’ve done it.”
George Bernard Shaw


8.“What is deferred is not avoided.”
Thomas More

9. “Imagination only comes when you privilege the subconscious, when you make delay and procrastination work for you.”
Hilary Mantel

10.“Nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task.”
William James
- See more at: http://completelynovel.com/articles/10-procrastination-busting-quotations#sthash.cSW0vXEv.dpuf
1.“We are so scared of being judged that we look for every excuse to procrastinate.”
Erica Jong

2.“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.”
Charles Dickens, David Copperfield

3.“Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.”
Napoleon Hill

4. “Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.”
Pablo Picasso

5.“You can’t just turn on creativity like a faucet. You have to be in the right mood. What mood is that? Last-minute panic.”
Bill Watterson

6. “The scholar’s greatest weakness: calling procrastination research.”
Stephen King

7. “If you take too long in deciding what to do with your life, you’ll find you’ve done it.”
George Bernard Shaw


8.“What is deferred is not avoided.”
Thomas More

9. “Imagination only comes when you privilege the subconscious, when you make delay and procrastination work for you.”
Hilary Mantel

10.“Nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task.”
William James
- See more at: http://completelynovel.com/articles/10-procrastination-busting-quotations#sthash.cSW0vXEv.dpuf

Monday, June 06, 2016

The Sheikh's Temporary Princess?

The good news is that my latest book is now going through the long procedure that starts after I've finished it and my editor has said "Yes!"

Copy-editing (to catch the boring stuff like typing errors, spelling mistakes, whether I got into a muddle with my time-line and that my heroine's eyes didn't change colour half way through. (None of that happened!)

It's still without a title, although in my head it will always be The Sheikh's Temporary Princess. I'll let you know what the combined might of editorial, marketing and the tealady decide when they've made up their mind.

The publication date - so far - is February 2017 which seems a very long time to wait here's link to my Pinterest page where I gathered loads of lovely inspirational pictures of jewellery, clothes, shaded courtyards and of course my hero.

Meanwhile, allow me to introduce Sheikh Ibraham al-Ansari (Bram to those who know him), former downhill race ski champion, superb horseman - the disgraced and disinherited heir to the throne of Umm al-Basr.

He's in a jam. (Make that another jam.)  He's got a temporary PA from the fabulous Garland Agency  - the uber efficient Ruby Dance - but what he really needs is a temporary wife.

"Garland Girls" have a legendary status, but will this "Girl" live up to the billing and save him from an arranged marriage?

Serial Liz Fielding fans will remember that Amanda Garland first appeared in her brother's story, Dating Her Boss and I thought she was so interesting that I wrote her own story. It's told in the The Baby Plan.

Oh, and her step-daughter, Sadie Redford, runs the car hire company that gave things a helping hand in the Sheikh's Unsuitable Bride. Which reminds me. Sadie really deserves her own happy ending.


Wednesday, June 01, 2016

It's Spoony June!

It's June and there four fabulous new romances from 
Harlequin Romance
 or
 Cherish 
if you're in the UK.

Pick them up in paper... 



Or download them to your digital device of choice! 

Go!

Amazon US
Mills and Boon UK

Friday, May 20, 2016

A llittle something for the weekend...

Just to let you know that I'm giving away three books from my backlist on Facebook this weekend.


And here's a fun project to make with the little ones this weekend from my daughter, who is guesting at MrsCraftyB #makinghome this weekend.


Sunday, May 08, 2016

Guest Blog

I'm blogging over at Tote Bags 'n' Blogs today about getting organized! Come and chat. And for those of you who are celebrating this special day with your loved ones -


Tuesday, May 03, 2016

It's May... hooray!

I can't resist posting the line up of the May line-up of Harlequin Romance titles. These covers are such so pretty and the books, from authors Jessica Gilmore, Nina Milne, Rebecca Winters and Christy McKellen are sizzling with sexual tension, deeply emotional and feature the kind of men you want to fall in love with, heroines who would be your best friends.


I have them on my Kindle, just waiting for the moment when I sign off on the revisions for my latest book.
PS - I'm giving away a download of this boxset on my Facebook page for Mother's Day! Come and leave a comment - I'll be drawing the winner on Friday 6th May.