Saturday, March 23, 2013

Some March UNMadness to Share by Margo Hoornstra

My personal form of madness isn't confined to March at all. And it's a madness which doesn't grow out of craziness, or even anger, but it does emerge as frustration. Frustration with, as they say, so much to do and so little time.

Life is busy, we all know that. And, while my to do list is similar to everyone else's, some of its particulars for this month included:

1. Wrestle my current Work In Progress - Only If You Dare - to the finish line
2. Collect financial documents and put in some sort of order for income tax appointment
3. Maintain daily social media promotional schedule
4. Complete content and line edits for critique partner's latest WIP
5. Help husband update his resume because, turns out, retirement isn't really his thing
6. Oversee various home improvement projects that seem to take forever

All of which need to be fit in around family time, couple time, exercise time, recreation/vacation time, housecleaning time (hah!) and, of course, those all time favorites, eating, sleeping and breathing time.

But, I'm happy to report two major successes which have emerged from all the busyness.

First, the bathroom remodel project I mentioned awhile ago is done, and is absolutely beautiful.

Second, my latest book - Night Stars and Mourning Doves - has been released and is available

Along with the blurb.

Elyse Monroe may be her sister's maid of honor, but that doesn't mean she has to follow the bride's example and fall in love. Battle-scarred and weary from previous relationships, she has no desire to take a chance on another--no matter how many hints her little sister drops about the best man.

Devastating life events have taken a toll on Eric Matthews. After losing his wife and unborn daughter, he's come home to heal. Serving as best man at his kid brother's wedding is the only relationship he cares to contemplate--no matter how attractive the maid of honor.

Thrown together again and again by wedding duties, Elyse and Eric reluctantly agree to explore a possible relationship--only to have their casual date turn into a glorious night of passion. Can two hearts, convinced a happily ever after will never happen, recognize love when it finds them?

To find all of my books and short stories, some for free, visit my BLOG or my WEBSITE

We've established your life is as busy as mine. Any successes you'd like to share?


Jannine Gallant said...

Congrats on your bathroom! It always feels great to cross something major off the old to do list. Loved your book and am wishing you many sales!

Margo Hoornstra said...


Thanks. The bathroom had been a 'want to do' for a few years now. And the book was a true labor of love, based on a true incident, I might add.

Barbara Edwards said...

Gee Margo, like the March hare you are really hopping. LOL

Margo Hoornstra said...


Seems like I am, doesn't it? Hope my knees hold out.