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Guest Blogger: JK Coi
Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

Thank you to Delilah for having me as a guest on her blog today.

July 18 is the release date of my next book, Falling Hard, and I was thinking about all of the writing I’ve done this year. I realized that I really need a break!

But it’s so hard to think about going on a vacation when I still have deadlines looming over my head and the laptop is just so darn portable. On the other hand, the weather is so beautiful and where I’m from we don’t get long enough summers. My brain wants to turn off for a while, and my body wants to soak in the sunshine, lay out on the dock with the lake lapping and sparkling in front of me. I would watch kiddo splashing around and have hubby to bring me something refreshing to drink…all right, let’s not get carried away. :)

But you get the idea. My writing is important to me and I enjoy it very much (sometimes more than other times, depending on how the words are flowing), but I think everyone needs time to recharge every once in a while, and I not only owe it to myself, but also to my family to spend some time with them without anything else to get in the way.

This is why, although I’m writing this blog post for Delilah BEFORE my holiday, by the time it’s posted here, I’ll have returned, and I’ll be all refreshed and ready to get to work on the next book!

How is your summer coming along? What have you done to relax, or what do you plan to do? Give me some ideas for next year!

J.K. Coi is a multi-published, award winning author of contemporary and paranormal romance and urban fantasy. She makes her home in Ontario, Canada, with her husband and son and a feisty black cat who is the uncontested head of the household. While she spends her days immersed in the litigious world of insurance law, she is very happy to spend her nights writing dark and sexy characters that leap off the page and into readers’ hearts.

FALLING HARD is available from Carina Press on July 18!
Check it out: Carina Press
JK Coi’s website: http://www.jkcoi.com

16 comments to “Guest Blogger: JK Coi”

  1. Paisley Smith
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      · July 13th, 2011 at 10:39 am · Link

    I have a trip to the beach planned next month. Cannot wait. It’s been too long since I’ve buried my toes in the sugar sands of the Gulf Coast.

    I think we all need a break from time to time to recharge the creative batteries. I hope you had a great time on your vacation, JK!



  2. JK Coi
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      · July 13th, 2011 at 11:05 am · Link

    Oh, that sounds fantastic!

    I did have a great time, but it hurts to come back to all the piles of paper on my desk at the day job *whimper*



  3. tammy ramey
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      · July 13th, 2011 at 11:32 am · Link

    just babysitting and research this summer.



  4. Karen C
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      · July 13th, 2011 at 1:06 pm · Link

    Congratulations on the upcoming release of Falling Hard! No plans whatsoever for a summer vacation – will be heading to Arkansas in early October, but that sure seems like a long time off!



  5. June M.
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      · July 13th, 2011 at 1:29 pm · Link

    My summer so far has included alot of keeping my 10 year old nephew since his mama is working and then going to classes at night. Also, alot of reading and I just got a kindle so I am excited about that.



  6. Delilah
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      · July 13th, 2011 at 2:40 pm · Link

    I spend a lot of time in the pool when not writing or taking care of family. My ideal summer would be spent on a desert island with a pantry full of microwavable meals, Internet connection and NO ONE around.

    Can you tell I’m babysitting at the moment?!



  7. A. Catherine Noon
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      · July 13th, 2011 at 2:53 pm · Link

    Hi, JK! I take a sheet-map (like you get from AAA or Rand McNally) and draw a circle that’s a 3-hour-drive in radius. Then, anything inside that circle is reachable by a comfortable drive. I look for places with either campsites or inexpensive hotels or B&B’s, and that’s how we plan family weekend getaways.

    One of the ways we can afford this is by finding Youth Hostels. We found a great place up in Newburg, Wisconsin, by doing that. It’s a great place to go and recharge and it’s under $30 a person to stay the night – which is a steal in today’s economy.

    Congratulations on the new book release, and I hope your recharge has you back at the keyboard, crafting more stories!



  8. JK Coi
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      · July 13th, 2011 at 3:15 pm · Link

    Tammy: I love babysitting – well, in my case they call it parenting LOL But whenever it’s just me and the kiddo and we plan a day of it together, we usually head to the bookstore, then the splash pad and a picnic lunch to sit back and read our new books!



  9. JK Coi
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      · July 13th, 2011 at 3:16 pm · Link

    Karen: Thanks! What’s in Arkansas? I hope something really fun!



  10. JK Coi
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      · July 13th, 2011 at 3:17 pm · Link

    June M: OMG a Kindle! How exciting is that!!?! I don’t have a Kindle, so I’m reading on my tiny little ipod touch and still buying some books in hard copy, but I’m looking at getting one (or maybe a Kobo) soon!



  11. JK Coi
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      · July 13th, 2011 at 3:18 pm · Link

    Delilah: LOL. We were camping last week and while it’s great fun, it’s not exactly the relaxing vacation that I envisioned it to be. I’m looking forward to our week at the lake though next month!



  12. JK Coi
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      · July 13th, 2011 at 3:21 pm · Link

    Catherine: That’s a fantastic way to look at planning a vacation. I need to try that! Last week for our camping trip we planned three stops. Each destination was approx. a 5 hour drive. The first was “rough” style camping and we stayed for two nights. The second was “resort” style so we could get some sleep in real beds, and the last stop was camping again, but it was more of a family place with lots of other kids and activities for the kiddo.



  13. Diane Sadler
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      · July 13th, 2011 at 7:07 pm · Link

    Still at work till vacation time in september; in the meantime, some outdoor sitting and reading with the iced tea at my side.



  14. Karen C
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      · July 13th, 2011 at 7:28 pm · Link

    JK – It’s a resort at Fairfield Bay, Arkansas. There’s nothing surrounding it for about 20 milies. So, I’m thinking some hiking, maybe some horseback riding, and just some chilling out. The sad thing is that my husband isn’t going to be able to go with me, so my adult daughter is. Thanks for asking!!



  15. savonna
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      · July 14th, 2011 at 3:50 am · Link

    I’ve spent my summer trying to find a dreaded day job in a new career field (paralegal). It’s a full time job looking for a full time job! Aside from finding great books to read, I’ve been planning future vacations as relaxation. There is a gorgeous ranch outside of Yellowstone that I’d love to stay at. A trip to Maui would be awesome. And I have to make it to Europe at some point!!



  16. JK Coi
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      · July 14th, 2011 at 7:39 am · Link

    Karen, that sounds like a lot of fun, and I’m glad you’ll be going with your daughter.

    Savonna: Those are some great plans to work toward! I’m still trying to get myself to Europe LOL. Good luck job hunting!