Last month I was under two deadlines and ridiculously busy. Like, here-comes-the-panic-attack busy. First things first, I had to finish the third and final book of my Young Adult series, The Mind Games. But at the same time I was working on my contracted historical romance, To Capture a Rake. I managed to keep my cool (barely) and released The Mind Games. A few days later we happened to have a mini vacation scheduled for Tennessee. Bad timing, I thought. I still had that contracted book to finish.
But come to find out, that mini vacation was just what I needed. We headed toward the mountains Thursday, stopping to do a cave tour, then heading into Gatlinburg; a fun town full of shops and tourists. Friday we went to Dollywood, a theme park with a rustic mountain atmosphere. But one of my favorite sites was a drive around Cades Cove. As the name implies, Cades Cove is a valley nestled between the Smoky Mountains that was settled in the 1800s. In the 1900s it was taken over by the government but a few of those log cabins remain, as if waiting for their owners to return.
We were only there for a few days, but breathing in the clean mountain atmosphere was just what I needed to relax. When I was on that mini vacation, sales and reviews didn’t matter and I realized that sometimes, when you’re ridiculously stressed, it’s best to just get away. Step back and take in some air.
Before I go… I’m doing a giveaway! Two people will receive a coupon for a free Ebook download of books 1, 2 and 3 (the complete series) in my young adult series, The Mind Readers. Just leave a comment!
P.S. The winner from my last giveaway, an Ecopy of Harris Channing’s His For the Taking, is…Mary Doherty!