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Get Up, Stand Up by Annie O'Neil, One Night, Twin Consequences #Giveaway

We have author Annie O'Neil sharing here this weekShe has a new release, 

One Night, Twin Consequences (The Monticello Baby Miracles)

 She also has a Kindle copy giveaway for one commenter! 




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Get Up, Stand Up!

This, is by no means a call to arms – it’s simply the best way I get my brain kicking around some fresh ideas when sitting and staring at the screen doesn’t work anymore.

Life is pretty fluid around our house – there is always something going on. Cows needing to be moved to a different pasture, dogs needing a walk, a veg patch (constantly) in need of being weeded. The last one never gets done, but sometimes when I am struggling over a book, I pick myself up and go for a little wander – even if it’s just up to the barn to scratch a big, furry cow head or to the kitchen to clean out the crumbs underneath the toaster (Yes, some folk call this prevaricating, I call it….pontificating).



I know a chap who does his best thinking with his hands woven together behind his head whilst he’s lying on the sofa. Yes, he may accidentally fall asleep occasionally, but he’s written four books – so his snoozes are clearly productive. All of which is to say – find what works for you. I need to do something. Sometimes it’s just write a list! If I’m worried about not forgetting to get milk next time I go to the grocery store, or even remembering to go to the grocery store, I’m not focused on the story – and that is the very best place to be. Brain engaged, body engaged, fingers flying on the keyboard. So if it takes a walk, a list, a snooze or some weeding (pah ha ha!), go for it – just so long as you find yourself magnetically pulled back to the keyboard, or notepad with that Ah ha! Moment charging you at the end of it.


One Night, Twin Consequences (The Monticello Baby Miracles)



Unexpected surprises come in twos!  
When Dr. Matteo Torres invites nurse Harriet Monticello to work with orphans in Buenos Aires, her head says yes! It's something she's always wanted to do…although her heart is wary of the irresistible off-limits doc. Shy Harriet isn't used to taking anything for herself, and yet before they board the plane for Argentina, the chemistry between them combusts and they give in to just one night together… 
But their night of recklessness isn't without consequences. And now Harriet has nine months to melt this brooding doctor's heart!


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25 comments:

  1. It would be nice to go for a wander with those things to see. :)

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    1. That's for sure! Saying that - I lived in a studio apartment for a loooong time and just walking to the sink sometimes helped! (Although it was more likely I was looking in the refrigerator!) x Annie O'

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  2. I fall asleep accidentally to. I'm just so busy. My eyelids can't help it.

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    1. Ha! I love it. I accidentally fall asleep a lot too. Definitely the body's way of saying it's time to get your snooze on! x Annie O'

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  3. I think whatever works for you, you need to do. I don't believe there is only one way to get inspired... Have a great week xox

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    1. I definitely agree Launna - I am not committed to just one way. I go for the whatever works At The Moment more often than not! x Annie O

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  4. Funny enough, I always do my best thinking when I'm in the car. With hubby driving of course!

    BTW that cover is adorabubble and I've seen it in the stores everywhere here :) xx

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    1. I do have driving epiphanies as well - and when I'm driving....slightly disconcerting! And YOU are adorabubble for saying adorabubble - xo Annie O'

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  5. Making lists works well for me. Or playing with the dogs.

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    1. Snap! Love that. My dogs are a definite distraction -NO! I mean inspiration! x Annie O'

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  6. Great advice. Moving always helps my brain kick into gear too!

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    1. Thanks Jemi! I definitely need that ol' bloodstream cranked up a notch to get my noodle in gear. x Annie O'

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  7. Twin and lifelong consequences...
    Weeding? Never, ever done.
    Like my lists.

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    1. Weeding never happens on this front. Rest assured my vegetable patch is entirely clear of vegetables! x Annie O'

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    1. So pleased to hear it! The babies one is obviously super cute...I thought mine was a bit goofy - but who doesn't love a little man nuzzle? x Annie O'

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  9. I find it helps to get moving, too, though far too often it leads me to start in on some chores that end up taking up all my writing time. It's a tricky balance for me :)

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    1. Nathaniel Hawthorne (The Scarlet Letter) used to actually tie himself to his chair! I feel I suffer from his skitteriness. Being stationary was never my forte. I feel your pain! x Annie O'

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  10. I love to go for a wander too. :) My house also gets a good cleaning whenever I'm thinking.

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    1. Would you like to come think at my house? Ha! Saying that - my cupboards get a good clutter clear when I'm in-between power writing moments - sounds like we are birds of a feather! x Annie O'

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  11. I think it is definitely important to find whatever works best for us- but I always love hearing what works for other people. I agree with you that taking a walk or wandering about can help me get in the mood to write. So can getting something else done that is weighing on my mind. :) Wishing Annie all the best!
    ~Jess

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    1. Thanks Jess! I absolutely agree. Sometimes I just dream about cupcakes instead and that does the trick. Hee hee! Oh no...now I want a cupcake!

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  12. I wish I could come up with book ideas while sleeping. It would feel like nighttime was far less of a waste of time then! Some of my best ideas come when I'm in the shower.

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  13. I walk, clean, make lists...and inspiration hits me. I become unstuck.

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  14. If I didn’t write lists, I wouldn’t get up in the morning! I also wouldn’t do anything else because I would be trying to remember what it is I should be doing. Excellent advice here (I also walk and weed!)

    One Night, Twin Consequences sounds like a very enjoyable read.

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