Sunday, December 9, 2018

Life is messy


I haven't posted in so long. I apologize. Life tends to get a little messy and I end up postponing posts. Which to be honest, isn't fair to you at all. So I'm deeply sorry for disappointing you.

My life has become very messy lately. I usually have a normal routine. I usually have a strict to-do list and I never deviate from it. I usually keep my surroundings in check but that hasn't been the case.
It's like I'm trudging through a cloud and there is no light. Just wisps of white all around me. My writing has become stagnate. My words turn to mutters. My happiness turns into screams.

I have a tendency to bottle things, emotions, and just everything that tends to go on. I avoid. Deflect. Then I watch things crumble and I did it. I created the holes and it's too late to patch. Music usually helps me but lately, I can't seem to find the right songs. Nothing is working. I'm stuck on the pages and there are no words. Not the correct ones. My thoughts have become rambles and I don't know where it ends or how it begins.

Do you ever go through this? Most would say to walk away. I can't. There is too much to explore. Too much good things that could be and I need to see them. Feel them. Believe them. That's the hardest part right? Believing in things. We always tend to have doubts about ourselves. Me most of all. I doubt the very core of things to the point it becomes chaotic.

If I want things to go right, I know I need to start believing again. Thanks for reading my unwitty rambles.

;)


Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Offsides series blog tour

Hello Awesome Readers,

I am excited about this awesome blog tour starting up tomorrow! Whoop! Whoop!

Be sure to check it out.

Mar 1

Mar 2

Mar 3

Mar 4

Mar 5

Mar 6

Mar 7

Mar 8

Mar 9

Mar 10

Mar 11

Mar 12

Mar 13

Mar 14

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Mar 17

Mar 18

Mar 19

Mar 20

Mar 21

Mar 22

Mar 23

Mar 24

Mar 25

Mar 26

Mar 27

Mar  28

Mar 29
Rainy Day Reviews – REVIEW BOTH

Mar 30
Natural Bri – REVIEW BOTH

Mar 31
Cranky TBC – REVIEW BOTH

Lilly's Book World – REVIEW BOTH

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

YAY!!! Finally!

Hello All.

I've been struggling keeping up with social media, blog post, updating playlist, as well as writing. But now I have this linked to my website so it will make things a heck of a lot easier to get the blogging done, while also still updating everything else.

So, I realize I've only updated the playlist every month. I was posting blog updates on my website and didn't post here. Yes, I'm a terrible updater.

Here's what I've accomplished so far. Ready?

Nothing.

Kidding. I started a series called OFFSIDES. It's a YA Sports Romance, and it's been doing well thanks to you kick ass readers! Thank you so much!

RIGHT KISS WRONG GUY just released in January.

RIGHT GIFT WRONG DAY is a novella that released in November.

RIGHT TEXT WRONG NUMBER released in July.

Phew. I am currently working on R.C.W. T. (If you can guess what this title can be: comment your guesses below)

Have fun.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

So Excited

I know I haven't written anything in a while. I'm super excited that my cover reveal for my 7th published book will happen tomorrow. ACK! 7 books. When I started this I never imagined I would be here. 7 Books later working on number 8. I swear time really flies when you are having fun doing what you love.

Tune in tomorrow for my cover reveal for RIGHT TEXT WRONG NUMBER. (P.S. It's on pre-order right now CLICK HERE:  http://a.co/0XuLfks


AND if you pre-order it send me a pic of the purchase and tag me either on twitter @authornatdecker Instagram @authornatdecker or Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Natalie.Decker.0711

FOR A CHANCE TO WIN a Starbucks Gift Card from me. Contest ends July 10th @11:59 pm EST. 

Good Luck!!!!

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Vacation time

I'm like SO EXCITED for my Vacation! Seriously!

We did a little weekend trip during Memorial Day and it was kind of awesome. We went to an amusement park. Okay, I sort of have to say why it was kind of awesome and not completely awesome. So standing in line waiting for this completely amazing ride with my DD. There is this girl behind us and her friend. The one girl had on fake nails that needed filled but decided to rip them off. Whatever. To each their own. It was when one of those nails landed on my leg that I was like "Gross!" She spit her nail on my leg. Who does that? Then instead of saying she was sorry which a normal person with a soul would have done she laughed. WHAT THE HELL?

But you should know and be very proud of me. Instead of going on a raging fit like I really wanted to. I gave her a nasty look that completely shut her and her friend down from giggling. Then I said rather loudly to my daughter, "I hope if you do something by accident, even if it's completely gross or uncalled for you apologize to the person you may have possibly did something gross or uncalled for to." My daughter looked back at me and then at the girls behind us. "Don't worry mom I'm not rude!"

And this made me proud of my parenting skills.

Now hopefully my vacation will be relaxing, funtastic, and well, drama free. Umbrella drinks for all!



Thursday, April 7, 2016

Mental notes are good for the soul

Characters running a muck in your head is weird, right? I can't remember the last time I started dinner and didn't have these thoughts following: As she stirs the pasta his arms wrap and lock her into place. His lips ... 

It's a little disturbing I know. But this is how my brain works. It's constantly going on and on. It doesn't shut off hell even when I'm about to go to bed it's still rummaging through potential scenes. When I watch movies I no longer sit there and just watch. Nope. I'm picking apart things I truly love and try to twist it into something that could be good for whatever I'm working on. Same with novels. I can't just read them. Nope. I'm sitting there thinking about how the author captured my attention. How they found my soul and destroyed it when the character I'm rooting for gets some devasting news. 

Point is I'm constantly taking mental notes. You should be too. Ideas are everywhere. 

As I'm working on two novels at one time I'm a little more aware. I've been reading and watching picking apart the best parts and pulling them into something so it ends up being great. Who do I study? Everyone. Not just the best selling authors. I study everyone. Sure, there might be some disappointing reads in there because I'm studying everyone. But even with those disappointing reads, I can still learn something. Like what I won't do because it left me unsatisfied. Rushing just to finish. Jumping about from thing to thing. Not researching things fully but putting them in there just to be there because it sounds good. 

What? People don't do that. they do though. There are some books you might pick them up and think how in the world did this garbage get published. Here's the thing though, it does. Possibly self and sometimes not. Someone buys it. Someone reads it. And here is the thing even with a book that might let you down there might be something good in it. Learn from them.


Best,

Monday, February 29, 2016

Changes

Hey ya'all.

I am currently moving things around but i wanted to let you know I have a website. Yay!

www.authornataliedecker.com

I will be uploading and changing my blog over to it soon enough.