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Monday, January 26, 2015

Procrastination talk: outline & references

Thank you so much, those of you who got up on a cold morning and came to see me talk about procrastination at the Georgia Romance Writers meeting! As promised, here are the links to the articles and books I used for the talk:

New York Times article: This Was Supposed to Be My Column for New Year's Day by Michael Tierney 1/14/2013

Psychology today articles: Get Unbored by Tania Luna, 4/10/2014 (has a couple of strategies I didn't mention)
What Is Boredom? by Art Markman, Ph.D., 9/25/2012

Wall Street Journal article:  To Stop Procrastinating, Look to the Science of Mood Repair by Sue Shellenbarger 1/7/2014

To those who care about such things, I apologize for these references not being in proper reference format. Putting things in reference format holds no elements of interest for me. If you've forgotten what I'm referring to, check out Letitia Sweitzer's book:

If you'd like to try out structured procrastination, the web site with the original essay is here, and the link to buy the book is here.

If you've just happened by and would like me to come talk to your group about procrastination, please email me at cecilia (at) ceciliadominic (dot) com

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Cover and blurb reveal: A Perfect Man

One reason I love being with my publisher is that they allow me a lot of artistic freedom. Consequently, in May, I have a new book coming out that's completely different from my previous ones. Well, not completely. There's still humor, romance, a dash of mystery, and enough food and wine to bust through any resolutions you might be holding too tightly. I bring you A Perfect Man:

How far will she go to find her perfect man? How far will he go to be one?

When Karen Hardeman sets foot on the Foothills University campus, it’s her first step toward proving her abusive ex wrong. Just her luck, her first writing assignment in Intro to Romance sends her in search of the perfect hero—a quest she’s never managed to conquer.

Worse, her professor forces her to collaborate with the most overconfident, annoying guy in the class.

Seth Sayers is also at Foothills to find new direction—preferably one that takes him far away from the family drama that’s followed him since his father’s death. He didn’t mean to humiliate Karen by rewriting her manuscript from the hero’s point of view. He blames the painkillers the ER doctor gave him after stitching up a wine-induced cut on his hand.

As their collaboration progresses, Karen begins to trust Seth with her manuscript, then maybe a little piece of her heart. But Seth’s half-brother resurrects Seth’s suspicions about his father’s death. Until he finds the truth, he can’t be the hero in anyone’s life. Even his own.

Release date:  May 12, 2015

Stay tuned for excerpts!

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