Monday, October 22, 2012

Cleaning vs. Writing - Rachael Anderson, Author of The Reluctant Bachelorette - Giveaway

Cleaning vs. Writing
Guest Post by Rachael Anderson

When it comes to deciding between cleaning and writing, writing typically wins out. And it's not because I'm lazy or dying to work on my book, it's because I've learned long ago that keeping up the house on a daily basis isn't worth the effort.Or stress.

Here's why:

1--The kids will soon undo whatever it is I get done. And when they do, I tend to get frustrated and sometimes very upset (okay, so a little more than sometimes). Whereas, if the house is already slightly messy, then who cares if they get out all the toys from the toy closet or decide to play dress-up in my closet? Not me--at least not as much as I would care if it had started out perfectly clean.

2--I like the feeling of accomplishment that comes from turning a messy room into a nice, clean, organized one. Like the before and after pictures of a home makeover. The overall sense of satisfaction is greater when there's a bigger difference. 

3--It gets noticed. Which means I get noticed. (Yes, I'm the type who needs to be appreciated). If I were to keep my house clean and organized all the time, my husband and kids would assume that either the cleaning fairies came or I wiggled my nose and tada--it's done. There would be no kiss and a hug from an appreciative husband, no "Hey, thanks for cleaning out the car today" or "Wow, the upstairs looks great." So while I hate to admit I'm the type who manipulates or coerces appreciation, I am. And I'm happier for it. :)

The Reluctant Bachelorette
by Rachael Anderson 

Unknowingly cast as the bachelorette for her town’s charity event, Taycee Emerson wants out. Especially when she discovers her old teenage crush, Luke Carney, is one of the bachelors and it's up to the viewers--not her--to decide which bachelors stay or go.

Coerced into participating, Taycee does what any self-preserving girl would do. She launches a subtle attack on Luke’s good name with the hope of getting him voted off the show. Unfortunately, Luke's an eye-for-an-eye kind of guy, and when he discovers what she's up to, it means revenge.

But when their pranks go south, will they screw up any chance they have at a future together, or will they be able to forgive and forget and prove that love really does conquer all?

Add on Goodreads.

About the author:
Rachael Anderson is the author of four contemporary romances: Divinely Designed, Luck of the Draw, Minor Adjustments, and The Reluctant Bachelorette. She's the mother of four, can't sing, doesn't dance, and despises tragedies. But she recently figured out how yeast works and can now make homemade bread, which she is really good at eating. 

Find out more on Rachael's blog, Twitter, Facebook, and Goodreads. 

Click here to find out more about this tour.

Tour Giveaway (shared rafflecopter for entry) - October 1st to 31st:
-Grand Prize
    Print copy of The Reluctant Bachelorette (Ebook for International winner)
    $15 Amazon Gift Card
    Copy of the DVD Sneakers (US only)
-Print copy of The Reluctant Bachelorette
-3 Kindle Ebook Copy of The Reluctant Bachelorette
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  1. Thanks so much for being a part of this tour! Really appreciate it!

  2. Great list for reasons why not to stress over keeping the house spotless! I will have to remember these. I don't write but it could be a great excuse to get more reading time, lol.



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