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Sandy Recommends: Polaris Rising by Jessie Mihalik

I have to apologize, ya'll. I have done no editing or writing in the last twenty-four hours. Instead, I was sucked into Polaris Rising by Jessie Mihalik. It was so, so good! From beginning to end! The perfect blend of sci-fi romance, which is so freaking hard to find....

The Urban Fantasy is Done!

Okay. It's not done done, but the first draft is written and it's pretty darn solid. I couldn't be happier! I haven't "finished" a book in a long time. I made my January 20,000 word count goal. I'd like to write that much every month (except December; I've given up on...

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...

Newsletter, Exercise Doesn’t Give You Energy, and Weekly Update

Words were written last week, but just barely. I wrote 5,357 words and had a few scene epiphanies. My goal was 5,000 so I guess that's good, but I was really distracted last week. I could have done better. But, man, was I tired. I started Jazzercise again. Those...

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...

Scholastic Books and Super Rabbit Boy!

Summer is here! Which means my time has suddenly become very limited. Boo. I'm waking up a couple of hours before the boys so that I can get work done, but those two hours are pretty much the only focused writing/work time I have. Anyone else looking forward to...

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Whatever happened to the Shadow Reader books?

Yall probably haven’t noticed. After all, if you’re here, it’s likely because you already read the books (unless you’re here because of the anomaly novels, and if you are, I adore you!). But you can’t find an electronic copy of McKenzie’s books online anymore because…...

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Sandy Recommends: Polaris Rising by Jessie Mihalik

I have to apologize, ya'll. I have done no editing or writing in the last twenty-four hours. Instead, I was sucked into Polaris Rising by Jessie Mihalik. It was so, so good! From beginning to end! The perfect blend of sci-fi romance, which is so freaking hard to find....

read more

The Urban Fantasy is Done!

Okay. It's not done done, but the first draft is written and it's pretty darn solid. I couldn't be happier! I haven't "finished" a book in a long time. I made my January 20,000 word count goal. I'd like to write that much every month (except December; I've given up on...

read more

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...

read more

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