Thursday, July 7, 2016

What's On Your To-Do List?

As I was trying to go to sleep last night I pondered the fact that it was going to be Thursday tomorrow and where had the week gone. It was a short week because of the Fourth of July. What had I accomplished?

As I started to beat myself up mentally about not getting anything off my to-do list, I had an epiphany of sorts. Why was I doing this? I may not have accomplished those necessary evils on my list, but I did have accomplishments. Yesterday was a great day. I had lunch with my daughter and she treated! I also played pickleball (not well) with my family and had exercise and fun at the same time. Those things are important, but we rarely celebrate them or put them on the list of things to be done.

As I laid there, I vowed, first to write about this, and second, to do more of the celebrating the things that matter. I’m not burning my to-do list, but it won’t be the top motivational factor.  Funny thing, after deciding that, sleep was easy.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

A Little About a New Project

Hello friends!

I’ve been neglecting my blog for the past couple of years. I may have a good excuse but it feels good today to write something that is not part of a larger project. I am happy to say I’ve been writing…just not probably what you expect from a mystery writer.

As a matter of fact, I just sent a manuscript off to a publisher today that has been three years “in progress.” The working title is KEEP ON KEEPING ON and has been a collaborative work with Father Peter Omogo. 

Part of the reason I’ve been MIA on my blog is I was very uncomfortable talking about this project. The fact that I did it in conjunction with a Catholic priest is the first hesitation. The second, was I had to look at thoughts and feelings that I’ve kept buried for years. Could I talk about things that I’ve never said to anyone before? The answer is yes. But that yes doesn’t mean I’m not terrified.

That fear kept me writing and rewriting. I’m still uncomfortable with that much personal information being in the public eye but I have faith. That is the key. This book has a higher purpose and while I’m still scared to death, I also am confident it is the path I am supposed to take. 

I took the big leap today and sent it off to its first publisher. It went with a prayer that it would be read by an open heart. I’m finding that prayer is a good way to tackle difficult tasks.  I would be ever so grateful if you feel so inclined to send up a little prayer of your own…

I hope you have a peace-filled day as you Keep on Keeping On!
AKA W. S. Gager

Monday, February 29, 2016

Cover Reveal for 2nd in Series

I am very honored to unveil the second cover in the Meddlesome Matchmakers series. So without further ado, here is the new cover for Climbing Heartbreak Hill, the newest cover in Joselyn Vaughn's sweet romances that have now been officially packaged as a series. Every romance needs a little push to move forward but in these romances, there is a group of senior citizens that believe if a little is needed, a lot is much better and boy, is it funny!
This is a great read about two people at a crossroads and whether to follow their dreams or follow their heart. Who wins....This is one I'm going to read again as I struggle with decisions but luckily mine are only about work. I've got the love one covered. Here is the official synopsis:

Professional runner, Ryan Grant, blows out his knee training for another attempt at the Boston marathon and the dreaded Heartbreak Hill. Ryan retreats home, not looking for anything more than a fast recovery, but he finds solace in the arms of his tax preparer, Tara Mansfield. Tara’s cheerleading career ended abruptly and she faces an upward climb beating the stereotype as dumb blonde in her new calling as an accountant. Framed with defrauding the IRS during the last weeks of the tax season, Tara’s tentative confidence is shaken, but Ryan coaches her in ensnaring the true perpetrator. She cheers him on in discovering his identity as a coach rather than an athlete.With the help of the junkyard king and a mechanical bull, can Tara and Ryan find the courage to climb Heartbreak Hill together?