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Review: Mary Poppins Returns

Who else has watched Mary Poppins Returns? We saw it over the holidays. I went expecting to be disappointed, but hopeful that I wouldn't be. The original was just so good, how could a sequel compare? It didn't help that I've been supremely disappointed with a lot of...

Happy New Year: Take 2 (Monday Update)

Happy New Year! Again! My year is just now getting started. We spent last week in Colorado and had a beautiful time. Spreadsheet Guy skid three days and Kid C took snowboarding lessons for three days. Both loved it. I took skiing lessons one day, and my feet hurt like...

Looking Back at 2018

It's the last day of 2018! 2018 was a GREAT year. No surgeries for me! And I learned a ton about myself. I ditched distractions, focused on what matters most in my writing (the writing, duh!), and I increased my productivity by about a thousand percent. And it's about...

Boot Camp, Party, and Weekly Update

Happy Monday! I had a fantastic weekend. Not only did I finish the day Friday with my 5,000 word a week goal met, but I went through Sarra Cannon's HB90 Boot Camp. That's the class I mentioned last week that helps authors plan their year. Or rather, plan the next...

Sandy Recommends: Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas

I don't know how to review this book. It was magnificent and heartbreaking. I'll just transcribe some of the thoughts I had as I was reading and as nonspoilery as possible: (annoyingly, I can't figure out how to see the page numbers of these thoughts, only the...

December 10 Update

Happy Monday, you guys! I'm excited to start another week! Last week was good, but I just barely squeaked through and met my work count. My goal is 5k words a week, and on Friday, I still had over 3k to go. I headed out to Target for the first time in ages so I...

Five Favorite Games of 2018

We play a lot of games here in the Williams’s household. Pre-kids, Spreadsheet Guy and I would get together with friends several times a month. We don’t get to do that as often now, but the minions are getting older, they’re learning how to read, and they’re getting a...

Goal Met and Decluttering my Brain

October was a 25,000 word month! The first in, like, forever. I'm feeling pretty good about myself. lol But it's not lost on me that many authors do this much in a week. I just...can't. I don't even want to do more. I mean, sure, it would be nice to double that...

Lost Time

I've maintained a decent word count since returning from the writing retreat this weekend. I've been listening to music more, deliberately blocking news/media from my consciousness, and timing my writing time. I'm working in 30 minute blocks, and once I start a block,...

Back from my Writing Retreat!

Happy Monday, everyone! I had a FANTASTIC weekend! Got about 6,800 words written on Kennedy Rain's book, which is about what I write during a good week (I need a lot more "good" writing weeks!). I've come to terms with my slow deliberate writing, thanks to Becca Syme....

An Ode to the Nerf Zombie Swords

Yall, I will never be a poet, but we LOVE these Nerf swords. They're definitely worth the effort to write a review. I went on Amazon to do just that. Oddly, though, my review kept rhyming. So I shrugged and just...went with it Dear Nerf Zombie Swords, You have served...

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Review: Mary Poppins Returns

Who else has watched Mary Poppins Returns? We saw it over the holidays. I went expecting to be disappointed, but hopeful that I wouldn't be. The original was just so good, how could a sequel compare? It didn't help that I've been supremely disappointed with a lot of...

read more

Happy New Year: Take 2 (Monday Update)

Happy New Year! Again! My year is just now getting started. We spent last week in Colorado and had a beautiful time. Spreadsheet Guy skid three days and Kid C took snowboarding lessons for three days. Both loved it. I took skiing lessons one day, and my feet hurt like...

read more

Looking Back at 2018

It's the last day of 2018! 2018 was a GREAT year. No surgeries for me! And I learned a ton about myself. I ditched distractions, focused on what matters most in my writing (the writing, duh!), and I increased my productivity by about a thousand percent. And it's about...

read more

Boot Camp, Party, and Weekly Update

Happy Monday! I had a fantastic weekend. Not only did I finish the day Friday with my 5,000 word a week goal met, but I went through Sarra Cannon's HB90 Boot Camp. That's the class I mentioned last week that helps authors plan their year. Or rather, plan the next...

read more

December 10 Update

Happy Monday, you guys! I'm excited to start another week! Last week was good, but I just barely squeaked through and met my work count. My goal is 5k words a week, and on Friday, I still had over 3k to go. I headed out to Target for the first time in ages so I...

read more

Five Favorite Games of 2018

We play a lot of games here in the Williams’s household. Pre-kids, Spreadsheet Guy and I would get together with friends several times a month. We don’t get to do that as often now, but the minions are getting older, they’re learning how to read, and they’re getting a...

read more