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Kristie Cook Guest Post
If I Weren’t a Writer
If I weren’t a writer, I would…
Work a normal job with normal hours, coming home at a normal time and having a normal evening with the family.
Sleep more hours, more often and not be kept awake by the voices in my head.
Watch more TV and know what the heck everyone is talking about. I’d know what a Tardis is and why it’s supposed to be so awesome. I’d know who Dexter and Jax are and what Grimm is all about and if Once Upon a Time is better. I’d know who needed to be voted out of the house or off the island or into a music contract.
Probably be thinner. At least, my writer’s butt wouldn’t be called that and wouldn’t be so big because I’d be doing more than sitting in front of a computer 16 hours a day. At least, I’d have more time to workout regularly instead of a day here and another day two weeks later.
Probably be healthier overall, too, since coffee and chocolate wouldn’t be such a big portion of my diet. Oh, who am I kidding? They still would be.
Actually have a social life. I’d spend more time with family and friends, at the beach, on the motorcycle, traveling and just hanging out. I would even – gasp! – host parties at my own house because I’d…
Have a clean house! Well, maybe. I’ve never been a Susie Homemaker who loves to clean. In fact, cleaning is my arch-nemesis. But I know my house would at least be cleaner than it is now.
Read more and only for fun. I’d probably get through more of my TBR list because I wouldn’t be compelled to read every book twice (once for fun and once to analyze what worked and what didn’t). But if I wanted to read something twice or more, I could without feeling guilty that I was too obsessed with someone else’s world when I should be working in my own.
But I also know that if I weren’t a writer, I would…
Be unhappy. I would probably have a normal life with normal activities and normal routines. But I’ve been there before and I never want to go back. I love being a writer. I love the voices in my head, even when they keep me awake at night or distract me from other work during the day. I love creating my own world and spending time in it with characters I adore nearly as much as the real people in my life.
And I love readers! I love how they become just as vested in my characters’ lives as I am. I love when they write to tell me how they’ve made it through a tough time in their lives because of my books. I love when they chat with me on Facebook and Twitter.
I’m glad I’m a writer. I wouldn’t change it for anything.
Power, the next installment of the Soul Savers Series, takes you on a hot and edgy ride with twists and turns you’ll never see coming, leaving you breathless and once again begging for more.
Power (Soul Savers, #4) by Kristie Cook
Ang’dora Productions, LLC | August 21, 2012 | 317 pages (est)
Summary (provided by author) (Goodreads)
As the stakes rise, can she find her true power?
As the Amadis prepare for war, Alexis returns to Florida with orders to relax, regenerate and replenish her depleted power. But her task list quickly grows—establish a new safe house, learn the art of conversion, find her AWOL protector, help a desperate fan, and protect her son. Oh, and figure out what’s going on with her husband, whose peculiar behavior just might get them killed.
But most important of all, her primary mission: recover her stolen pendant.
The stone in the pendant not only promises hope for the Amadis future, but its unknown qualities make it a possible weapon in the wrong hands. With guidance and power from an improbable source and an unlikely ally by her side, Alexis sets out to retrieve the stone before the enemy discovers its potential for mass destruction. But when she finds herself in the Daemoni’s lair fighting for her life, all hope seems lost. Will she discover the true power she holds in time? And is it enough to save herself, her family and the Amadis?
Connect with Kristie Cook
Kristie Cook is a lifelong writer in various genres, from marketing communications to fantasy fiction. Besides writing, she enjoys reading, cooking, traveling and riding on the back of a motorcycle. She has lived in ten states, but currently calls Southwest Florida home with her husband, three teenage sons, a beagle and a puggle.
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