Like most people, I have a pretty packed schedule. In addition to my writing, I work a full time job that demands a huge chunk of my time. Throw in a husband and a four-legged fur baby, and I’m often wishing for a forty-hour (or more) day! To maintain some semblance of sanity, I make a point of carving out a little “me time” every day. Sometimes that can pose a real challenge, but I learned a long time ago it’s the little things in life that keep me sane and productive.
I love to walk, mostly for exercise but also to recharge my mental batteries. Plus, it’s nice to get out of the house and enjoy some fresh air and the Florida sun! When I’m walking outdoors, I don’t listen to music or audio books. The silence allows my mind to wander, and I’ve found it really helps me think of new ideas for my current work in progress, or maybe something I’ll use in a later story.
The other thing I try to do every day is read. I’ll read during my breaks at work, and I try to squeeze in a little reading time at night when I get home. Even if it’s just for thirty minutes or an hour, losing myself in another writer’s world helps to peel back some of the stress of the day and clear my cluttered mind. I can’t imagine my life without books, so I always make time to read.
How about you? What do you do during your “me time?” Is there anything in particular that you do to make sure it happens?
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Kensington Publishing
File Size: 586 KB
He’s handsome, reliable, and punctual-the perfect gentleman when you want him to be. But this dream man is Death’s best agent-and now he’s got more than his soul to lose . . .
One act of mercy before dying was all it took to turn soldier David Anderson into a reaper-an immortal who guides souls-of-untimely-death into the afterlife. But the closer he gets to atoning for his mortal sin and finally escaping merciless Fate, the more he feels his own humanity slipping away for good.
Until he encounters Sarah Griffith. This skeptical scientist can’t be influenced by his powers-even though she has an unsuspected talent for sensing the dead. And her honesty and irreverent sense of humor reignite his reason for living-and a passion he can’t afford to feel. Now Fate has summoned David to make a devastating last harvest. And he’ll break every hellishly-strict netherworld rule to save Sarah…and gamble on a choice even an immortal can’t win.
Growing up the youngest of three girls, Lori never had control of the remote. (Not that she’s bitter about that. Really. Okay, maybe a little, but it’s not like she’s scarred for life or anything.) That meant a steady diet of science fiction and fantasy. Star Trek, Star Wars, Twilight Zone, Outer Limits – you name it, she watched it. It fed her imagination, and that came in handy when the hormones kicked in and she needed a creative excuse for staying out past curfew.
After graduating from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor of Science, Lori worked for nearly a decade in retail management. When that got boring, she switched to financial planning, and then insurance. The writing bug bit a few years later. After completing her first manuscript, she joined the Romance Writers of America and Central Florida Romance Writers. Now she exercises the analytical half of her brain at work, and the creative half writing paranormal romance. When she’s not doing either one of those, she’s usually spending time with her husband and children of the four-legged variety.
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