Thoughts on writing

Hello again!

I have been stupid busy at work the past week, which means I don’t have as much time as I want to write.  I know I need to work right now, it’s how I make a living.  My writing doesn’t bring in enough right now and I’m okay with that, I really am.  I write, because I love writing.  I write because I have a million stories in my head that I want to get out.  I have a great group of people that enjoy my books and one day if it grows, I’ll be okay with that too.

But, what I’m not okay with is how I am always comparing myself to everyone else.  I watch as other authors are putting out book after book after book and I just can’t and haven’t.  It’s frustrating that I  have these stories that are just sitting on my desktop in progress and it’s taking forever to finish them.  It’s frustrating that I’m so close to finishing A Killer Past and I just can’t get there.  I have moments where I think I should just end the story, but I know if I do I’ll disappoint myself and my readers.  It’s a constant battle with myself to remember that I am me.  I can only go as fast as my life allows.  I don’t want to disappoint people, but I also don’t want to disappoint myself by putting out something that I am not proud of.

Those are my thoughts for today, happy Sunday <3

Love, Ivy

 

Another Late Night Post

Hello again,

I’m getting ready to log off for the night, but I wanted to check in here first. I got in a lot of writing this weekend and I’m SOOO close to finishing A Killer Past.  If you want to add it to your TBR list, you can find it here on Goodreads.  This book has a bit of what I’m used to writing, but it will also be something totally different too.  I can’t wait for everyone to read it.

Here’s the blurb for all of you who aren’t able to link up right away:

Copyright Ivy Love, 2018

Agent Quinn Winters has worked hard to get where she is today. She is an elite FBI profiler, as well as a submissive. She tries to balance the two, but through the years, she’s always put her career first. Except, when it comes to her best friend Agent Willow Mavros. They have been best friends since college and know each other better than anyone else.

A new case has come across Agent Winters and her team’s desk. A case that threatens to break them all. As she and her team get deeper into the case, every decision she makes will not only affect her career but her submissive lifestyle as well.

If she can’t figure out who the killer is in time, she could lose one of her teammates forever.

I can’t wait to show everyone this book and the books after. I’ve been working hard and I have a lot of good stuff to share with everyone!  Hope you all had a great weekend and don’t be afraid of Monday, we are going to kick this week’s butt!

Love, Ivy

#lovebeyondthedark

Another Day

Hello again,

Have you ever just had a random itch to do something?  Something totally random, like get a tattoo, go on a trip or get something pierced?  I’m in that mood right now, except, I just want to pierce something.  Nothing too crazy, just a few more holes in my ear.  I’m sure it will pass, I get a feeling/itch to do something “crazy” every now and then, but the feeling hit me so hard and out of the blue, it’s kind of a where did you come from feeling.  Does anybody else experience that and if you do, do you follow it?

I’m actually debating doing it.  If the feeling doesn’t go away in the next couple weeks, I think I might.  We’ll see what happens, I’m hoping it just goes away like it usually does.  I’m not really an impulsive person, haha.  I am a planner all the way.

Tell me about your impulsive trips or decisions, I’d love to hear them!  Maybe it will encourage me to live a little bit more on the edge.

Love, Ivy

#lovebeyondthedark

New Outlook

Hello again,

I try to keep things from getting too personal, because I want to keep my writing life and personal life separate, but in this instance they are overlapping.  This morning I lost someone in my family and it made me think, which is always a dangerous thing.

Why?  We have so little time on this Earth, why do we spend time doing things that only make us a little happy?  Why? Because, we have to in order to survive, i.e. money, food, etc.  I get that I do, but it sucks sometimes. I would love to write all day and just lose myself in words, but I know right now in life that’s not feasible.  For now, I have to steal moments in time to write and create and I can live with that, but it’s days like today, I remember every day that passes is another opportunity gone.

I could write a lot more, about how time is precious and to not waste it, but I’m in my head a little too much right now.  I think if you’ve ever lost someone in your life you understand time is important.  Whether it’s taking time to be with those you love or taking time to do something you love.  Taking time, to take a risk and a chance and just go for it.

So, I’m just doing it, I’m holding onto these feelings… and I’m pushing forward.  With that being said, I’m not waiting anymore, here is the link to my next book on Goodreads, please feel free to add it to your to-be-read shelves.  A cover reveal is coming soon.

I’ll end with this… I always say, that we never know how many days we’re given, so be kind, love one another and be happy.  <3

Love, Ivy

#lovebeyondthedark

 

Day 3 – What am I doing?

Hello again,

I should note, I  am using this as a sounding board for my thoughts.  There is no laid out plan or thought, I just write what I’m feeling in the moment.

Right now, I’m getting anxious about my next release. I haven’t had a release in over a year.  I’ve had problems with writers block, focusing on one book  and just finding the time to write.  Today, I got a cover, figured out my title and I’m almost done writing.  That means it will go out to the betas soon and then I will start getting feedback.  This next book is different than the rest. I’ve put time into researching certain aspects and I’m really proud of it.  For some reason, this book makes me more nervous than the rest and the others have been more personal.

It’s time like this where I wonder what am I doing?  I write because I love to write.  I write because I have a million ideas in my head and I want to share them with whoever wants to read them.  That’s what I tell myself every time I freak out.  I tell myself if I love it and I’m proud of it, that’s all that matters.

Time to write.  Be happy and follow what you want to do.

Love, Ivy

#lovebeyondthedark

Day Two – Late Night Thoughts

Hello again,

I’m back.  Two days in a row. I said I wanted to reach out to you more and I do. Plus, I used to blog all the time and I do miss it.  I enjoy writing in general.  Sometimes it’s a way for me to just lose myself from a day.  Other times it’s a way to release the crazy thoughts from my head and other days it’s just because.  I’ve always loved writing even before I pushed publish on my first book. My journals and diaries were my best friends.  I don’t know about you, but my childhood diaries were where I could be honest about how I felt about everything.  It was the one place I knew I could never be judged, because I was the only person who would ever read it.

I realize it isn’t the same now. Every time I realize a book, I’ll be judged on the contents, but as long as I’m happy with what I’m sharing then that is all that matters in the end.

That’s all for now.  Time for research, writing and then sleep.  Until later.

Love, Ivy

#lovebeyondthedark

Daily Blog Post

Hello World!

As I mentioned on Facebook, I’m going to try and start being more active here.  Last night I was writing and came up with some ideas, but I wanted to get your thoughts on it.  As most of you know I write romance and a lot of dark reads.  I cannot wait to share my next book with you because I’ve been doing some research and it’s going to be killer.

At any rate, what I’m going to be transitioning into is possibly true crime and fictional serial killer with a twist.  I don’t think I’ll abandon romance completely, but I’ve always been intrigued by the way people think and why people act the way they do and ultimately why they do what they do.  My next book does have romance in it, so don’t worry, but it is definitely going to have a thriller aspect to it too.

My question this time is for those that read me now, would you still read what I put out, if I were to change genres?  I understand true crime is a totally different genre.  But, if I were to write something with a killer, would that interest you or no?  I want to hear your opinions because that really helps me out.

I know I need to finish a few other things first, but that is the direction I would like to go, so let me know in the comments.

Love, Ivy

Welcome!!

Cover Reveal for Belle’s Goodbye

by: Ivy Love

☆♡☆♡☆♡☆♡☆Coming January 31, 2017☆♡☆♡☆♡☆♡☆

Title: Belle’s Goodbye

Author: Ivy Love

Genre: Fiction, Suspense, Dark Romance

Publication Date: January 31, 2017

Cover Design: Claudia Bost of CWB Designs, LLC

Goodreads: http://tinyurl.com/joejaej

Warning

This book does touch on some sensitive subjects and may contain triggers for some people.  It is not meant for readers age 17 and under.

Synopsis

Sometimes dreams are the only things we have to hold onto.

When those dreams are taken away, you are left with nothing.

All your dreams are shattered and you’re left holding the broken pieces.

You become a shell of the person you used to be.

Have you felt that way before?

Maybe not to that degree, but you’ve felt pain and sadness.

I have too.

This is my story.

If you’re looking for a happy ending this isn’t it.

But, if you read my story, maybe, just maybe you’ll understand why by the end.

My name is Belle and this is my goodbye.

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