FEBRUARY . . . a time of change?


January is the time of year one normally thinks of change, but for me it’s the month after. I don’t claim to be normal.

Don’t you love the promise of a green spring peeking through the brown winter grass in the photo?:-)

By the time February skids in, I’ve had time to accept that another year is behind me, I’ve paid my taxes, and I’m ready to stop lamenting how swiftly time is passing. Here in Oklahoma the wind has already started blowing. Whatever happened to March being ‘the windy’ month? On the winds of February come allergies, battered Walmart bags and in my case, a fresh crop of weed seeds blown from the big pasture across from me.

But all is not bad—I have things to be happy about. I finished the second book in my VALLEY RIDGE ROMANCE series. Book number one, TRESPASSING ON HIS HEART is available here. The second book, LOVES TENDER HEART  will soon be available on Amazon. In the second book many changes occur in the lives of Lauren and Jackson Montgomery—can you guess what some of them are?

I learned a hard lesson on editing your own writing with my first book. This time around I sent my manuscript off for editing by people who do that as their line of work. 🙂

I just got my line edited manuscript back from RED ADEPT EDITING. And as my sister told someone, “She’s jumping-on-the-bed-happy with her edit.” Even though the pages are as red as the flag at a bull fight, I’m happy. Most of the suggested changes are minor, easy fixes that I’ll do and resubmit for the finishing polish, readying it for you, my readers.

The editor who was assigned to me is Angela McRae. After a phone consultation, part of the editing package I’d chosen, I felt as if I’d been to an extensive writers workshop. A business person myself for many years, I recognize good customer service when I receive it. In business I was a stickler for customer service above and beyond the expected. And that is the kind of service I have received from Red Adept Editing—and Angela McRae.

Many thanks to my friend, mystery writer, Danielle L. Davis, who recommended this great editing service.

Thanks to all who follow, read and otherwise share their time with me—time, the most precious gift we have to offer. 🙂

Keep God first in your plans—until next time, signing off with a 🙂







6 thoughts on “FEBRUARY . . . a time of change?

  1. Jenny Sturgill

    Congratulations on your new book, can’t wait to read it. I know it will be good. Glad you are satisfied with your editing person. It really does make a big difference. I spent a lot of money on editing my book which is doing much better than I thought it would. Let me know when your book hits Amazon. I hope it will be available before the first of March so I can take it to the mountains when I sit with the 98 year old aunt. I need something joyful to read during that time.


    1. Mary J Hicks Post author

      Thank you, Jenny! I’m so glad your book is doing so well! I know I enjoyed it! I’ll let you know when the second book is available. 🙂 I hope you have a new project going?


  2. Ruth

    I like that I can get to your blog via Facebook .Am glad you are soo happy with your editor and am looking forward to reading Tresspassing On His Heart.Good luck 😀



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