There’s Gonna Be Some Changes Around Here (Oh, and a #CoverReveal)


Been talking a lot about joy. Making changes, both on and offline, and living the most joy-filled life I can. (Trying, at least.)

There’s been some dancing in the rain, eating of chocolate, drinking of wine, deleting of emails…

Also, a social media makeover, hugging trees, letting go of lists, listening to AC/DC, saying “NO” to things, and “YES!” to others.

What I’ve noticed very recently is that I’m starting to slip. I’m swamped, drowning, stressed…

So I’m going to revisit my list of things that are important (my health, my family, self care…) and things that are not, then adjust my life and time accordingly. Which means I may or may not be blogging regularly. I have a lot going on. I will not blog when it overwhelms my already-overwhelming life. But I will blog when it brings me joy.

You know what else brings me joy? Writing. I’m currently (happily) working on my novel (due out 2018) and have finished my second collection of flash fiction due out this fall. Cover completed. Formatting now. πŸ™‚



Thank you, gentle readers, for your continued encouragement and support. Whether it’s been on social media, behind the scenes, or on this blog where you’ve read, liked, commented, and created the amazing atmosphere I love here at Lemon Shark.

On the Edge of a Raindrop will be available Fall 2017.Β  πŸ™‚


Thanks, again, to the lovely Rachael Ritchey for designing my cover.

58 thoughts on “There’s Gonna Be Some Changes Around Here (Oh, and a #CoverReveal)

    • I am attempting to safeguard my time. I’ve slipped a little and have noticed the difference in the rest of my life. Time is preciousss… *insert Gollum voice here* So, yes, I need to make decisions and use my time wisely. Anyway, thank you! I’m excited to get this collection out there but also to get back to work on my book. πŸ™‚πŸ’–

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  1. You can only do so much, so do what makes you not want to shake your fist at an uncaring universe as you drown your sorrows while yearning for the sweet release of oblivion (because not only is that a smidgeon over the top in the drama department, it really won’t do you much good in the short run). Looking forward to seeing more of the collection.

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  2. I think the cover just perfect but the title even more so – mind you if this one is better than the last I’m not buying it, oh no way, you’re not catching me out with talent like that again – ha! I’m not stupid, I know when I’m beaten (whipped, thrashed, humbled, thesaurused…), I know when I read something that makes me crawl away and whimper for chocolate while I contemplate leaving my hands to medical science – but then again, I have to read it don’t I? Which means buying it. I just have to. I have to know. I have to self-schadenfreude, it’s a thing, isn’t it? Big loves, btw. Did I say that? I’m off blogging just now as book(s) seep out of me so quite appreciate the need for space etc etc… see you on a bookcase somewhere soon

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    • You just made me so happy. I battled with myself over a word (one tiny word) in the title. Could not be more pleased that you like it. πŸ™‚ (And the cover.)

      You are the king of synonyms and shall neva be thesaurused. You flatter me, sir, but I’ll take it. Oh, yes, I will. And gladly, too! Because your novel-writing talent makes me hide under the bed and pelt my family with jelly beans until they leave me alone to have conversations with dust bunnies about becoming one of them.

      I don’t know about self-schadenfreude but if self-weltschmerz is a thing, that’s what I’ve got. We’re quite a pair. And big loves right back at ya. I’m thrilled you’ve got books seeping… Hope to be on a bookshelf next to you someday.


    • I’ve been noticing that on here. The case of the disappearing comments. I’m going to Nancy Drew that crap. Thank you kindly, Juliet. I am for sure trying to find joy. πŸ™‚ And I so appreciate you looking out for my new books! πŸ’– Thank you!

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  3. Rock on girl! I love that you’re setting your boundaries and priorities. Maybe I’ll take a page out of your book one day, one day, lol. The cover is gorgeous!!!! When’s the book release scheduled? ❀

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  4. Obviously great news about the book(s). But, more important is to focus on your priorities. When it comes to blogging, I seemed to virtually disappear for the last few months. On the down side, barely anyone noticed, but on the up side… barely anyone noticed, so it didn’t matter.
    You will be missed, but I’m guessing your output will be reduced as opposed to suspended. So the best of all worlds!
    And remember we’re all rooting for you!

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    • Aw, Graeme. You sweetie. Thank you! ❀ πŸ™‚ Yes, fun news on the books. And, yes, I'm still blogging but only when I feel like it and/or am healthy enough and/or have time. Very happy to be getting my feet back on solid ground and focusing on what's important. I am really trying…

      (P.S. No one would notice if I disappeared, either. On that note, I noticed you weren't blogging, for what it's worth, but thought there were some things going on IRL, you know? We have lives outside the internet. I feel like people forget that sometimes. Hope you're prioritizing, too.)

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      • Not often I’m called a sweetie. Plenty of other things, but not that!
        As for blogging, I hope you’ve also noticed I’m back, but I’m using it to get back into the routine of writing. Feels like I’ve been too long away from writing at all. And I have set myself some ambitious goals for the next year or so. With that in mind, I am prioritising. There have been some disruptions this year, but they’re all leading to good places, so I can’t (and won’t) complain. On balance, life is good, and I hope your shift in priorities means that it’s getting better for you too.

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      • Of course I noticed you’re back. It’s not many people I feel comfortable enough with to drop a video in their comments. πŸ˜‰

        Ambitious is good (as long as you keep some of that elusive balance and watch out for yourself). I am so very glad to hear that the disruptions have led somewhere good.

        Working on the shit (I mean, shift) and the getting better, as well. Here’s to that! Cheers, “sweetie”.

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  5. This is exciting! So glad to see a second book of flash fiction and to hear news of a novel.

    Life can be a wild ride at times, and I hope things start to become less overwhelming. But I’m thrilled you have these writing projects in the works. πŸ™‚

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  6. Well, lady, you HAVE been busy! Not one book, oh no, but TWO! Love the title, love the cover and can’t wait to read both. With regard to social media and blogging, I have taken a huge step back, and feel much better. I’m keeping the blog ticking but that’s it. It’s enough for me. Enjoy your time out… look how productive it makes you! πŸ˜€πŸ˜™

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    • Yes. Busy. Bah. πŸ˜‰ But, yay, that you like the cover and title! I’m happy you’ve taken a step back from online stuff. (It really does make a difference, doesn’t it?) I’m back and trying to catch up but I don’t think it works that way. I think I’ll just move forward, you know? Hope you’re doing well. Hugs! πŸ’–


      • I think that’s very wise, Sarah… hit the ground running and don’t look back, keep the forward momentum going. Dont wast any time trying to catch up, its way too precious. πŸ˜™πŸ˜™πŸ˜™

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  7. I do love the cover, Sarah, but I especially adore the title! How interesting, and how precarious. What a great analogy for life. I can’t wait until your book is available and I’m pleased to hear that you are making choices that bring you joy, including writing your novel. Awesome!

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    • I am SO glad you said that. I was back-and-forth on the title (as I mentioned to Geoff) over one little word so I’m thrilled you like it. Ha! Yes, it is precarious. I had that in the introduction at one point. I think it will be a good analogy for the lives depicted in this collection. Thank you, Norah. πŸ’– You are always so supportive and encouraging. I appreciate that more than you know. (Life has been bitter as of late but I’m only one dark chocolate ginger away from having it be sweet.) πŸ˜‰

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      • I can’t believe you still have chocolate ginger remaining. You are a women of strength! They’d hardly last a day with me. πŸ™‚
        I’m sorry life has been bitter. I hope it improves soon. I’m so looking forward to the publication of this next “precarious” book. πŸ™‚

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  8. Oh, Sarah, I missed this (how did I miss this?) Hope your candle is burning strongly, and congratulations on your upcoming release – I’m sure it will be as beautiful and haunting as the previous one. All the best with writing and life xx

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    • My candle is burning strongly (at both ends, unfortunately). Working on fixing that, if I can. So appreciate the good thoughts and wishes. Also, thank you for your lovely comment about the book. πŸ’– (Must catch up on blogs and have bookmarked your Silent Eye series to read.) Hope all is well with you.

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