How far gone

First things first, I have been slack-a-lackin’…and I apologize. I haven’t posted a blog in a really long time. Y’all know how it goes with the holidays and families and work.

 
It’s insanity. I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season and got to spend lots of time with all those crazy relatives. That being said, I missed you guys! 

  
Pretend I just gave everyone an “I miss you” hug. You guys have any New Years resolutions? I’m a big resolution flake, so I aimed low this year. I am going to make good choices when I order food. Like instead of the bread, I’ll get the lettuce wrap. Instead of the regular piezookie at BJ’s, I’ll go gluten free. Keep it attainable. 

 
I had an idea, y’all tell me what you think. I want to watch the Bachelor, b/c it’s fun and frivolous. And I was thinking maybe you guys can watch it with me? I’m not sure how that would work, we could live tweet it I guess. I’m on Twitter @LPMaxa if you want to join, I’ll start tonight. 

 
Ben is adorable and I love wine. Seems like a good time. ALSO, I have some exciting news! I finished Jacks’s book!!! Book 3 of the Devil’s Share series. It’s with my amaze balls editor Jenni over at Borough’s. So, hopefully, it’ll be out in a few months. Sorry I’ve been MIA here. 

  
Does this gorgeous man in a bubble bath make up for it? 

Love, LP

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Wanna yoga?

Okay, so remember when I told you guys I wanted to talk to you about a yoga challenge? This is me, talking about it. I have picked up and put down yoga a dozen times over the years. To be honest I have no idea why I ever put it down because I know why I always pick it back up; I love it. I love everything about it. The stretching, the core building, the calmness. I am a huge believer in karma. 

  
A few years ago I got day drunk at Waterloo in south Austin and went and got a Sanskrit  tattoo.

  
It’s supposed to say control your karma. In reality it probably says this chick is gullible. That’s what happens when you drink too many pink vodka drinks in a town with tattoo parlors on every corner. Plus, I think I’d just read Eat Pray Love…Out of all my tats, this one hurt the most. While I was there I talked my friend into getting her nose pierced. She took it out a week later. Where was I going with this? Oh yeah, yoga. I think yoga is amazing because it’s good for your body as well as your soul. I could use some mental health these days, and I could stand  to…uh…tighten my core. (Loose 10 pounds) Yoga calms me as well. (Which isn’t hard, I’m a pretty laid back gal) The deep even breathing, dedicating your practice to someone who needs some inner peace, the ebb and flow of the movements. 

  
Anyway, I thought it would be fun to do my own mini yoga challenge. And by challenge I mean try really hard to do some form of yoga once a day for the next 30 days. I did a work out pact with my friend Malia once and I think I lasted like 3 days. Sad, right? I should have kept at it because the next time I saw Malia I could have bounced a quarter off her ass. People always say to have a friend to hold you accountable. I say that’s bull. I know my friends will forgive me if I quit. Plus, my friends are flaky, just like me. Isn’t that right Kelly? Little miss, let’s read the same book and then talk about it. I won’t make that mistake a 4th time. But you guys? My lovely readers/online friends who I’ve never met in person…I won’t quit on you. Follow me on Twitter @LPMaxa and I’ll post yoga pics. I’d do it on Facebook, but I feel like people will get sick of seeing me. If you would like to accompany me on this spiritual (ass tightening, wait is ass tightening he right words? butt firming? Probably better) journey, post your pics too. Just tag me in them. Or whatever the Twitter version of “tagging” is. 


And because I write romance novels and you guys read them…

  
A little Adam Levine doing yoga. There are a bunch of dirty down dog puns I could make here, but…I won’t. 

PS- we start tomorrow

PPS- just sitting in a yoga pose and snapping a pic doesn’t count

Love, LP

 

Look at my BOOK

  

Here is how things have been going on the writer side of my life! My wonderful cover reveal for Play Nice was done on Friday. Thanks for all the good comments and likes, I felt kind of important for about a day. Then I picked my daughter up from daycare and she informed me I was no longer her best friend. Talk about an ego blow. 

A couple of weeks ago I did my developmental edit on Play Nice. For those of you that aren’t in the know, the developmental edit is like a content edit. Add here, develop this scene more, make the sex better…or in the words of my lovely editor “Give Dash some credit”. There were perfect little notes in the margins of the document I was editing off of from my editor. There was one section where she told me I was funny. That made my day. I think I’m funny, but to hear that someone else  gets your sense of humor? That’s a good feeling. 

I got a release date of July 2nd, which is super exciting. I can’t wait to just see how it goes. See if people like it. Or hate it. Either way, just to get it out there. I’m ready. My job now? Self promotion. And in the name of self promotion, I got a Twitter account. I have no idea how to use it, but I’m learning. Real Ale Brewing Company “favored”? or “favorited”? one of my tweets. That’s cool, right? I’ve also been doing these author interviews with different bloggers that’ll be posted on my release day. I gotta tell y’all, I really LOVE answering questions about myself. Like I wish it was my full time job. 

As I write this my daughter is sitting next to me repeatedly asking me to put her in a beautiful dress and beautiful shoes. She likes to dance, but only when she looks the part. So…I gotta go. Follow me on Twitter @LPMaxa 😘