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Mind. Blown.

My mind is absolutely blown that Brandon Sanderson has raised over $20 million on Kickstarter and 12,698 people have paid $500 for four books (hardcover, ebook, and audio) and 8 book boxes. Mind. Blown. Meanwhile, I'm launching my own Kickstarter later this month (I...

Achievements Unlocked! And Book Drop!

I hit a milestone overnight! Bound by Bloodsong has over 250 pre-orders! That's way more than I've had on any of my books, and it's a HUGE deal! I mean, I very rarely pre-order books, but when I do, it's because I absolutely love a book or an author, so thank you guys...

News!

First up, it's like I remembered I have a website! lol I seriously need to get better at updating this thing. It's been almost a year, and I had a new book release over the summer! And I have a new release this month! It's sort of a prequel to A Void of Magic, but...

The Shadow Reader is a Barnes & Noble FREE eBOOK FAVORITES this week!

    I love it when my books get extra attention from a retailer. The Shadow Reader is a Barnes & Noble's FREE eBOOK FAVORITES this week! Yes, that means you can read it for free. (Psst: you can also find it free everywhere else this week!) If you know...

I Don’t Like Dystopian Novels

It took me forever to read The Hunger Games. I checked it out from the library probably three or four times. I'd read the first page or two, get bored or distressed, and set it down. Little did I know I needed to make it to page ten to get hooked. lol But The Hunger...

Shades of Allegiance and Fast Reader

Shades of Allegiance is here! Finally! It's only been four years, two months, and twenty-two days since my last book, but let's not dwell on that. Let's celebrate the fact that Ash and Rip are back, and they are freaking awesome in this book. You should read. One of...

A Deleted Scene and 11 Days to go

A deleted scene! This was going to be the opening scene to Shades of Allegiance. I wrote it years ago, and it stayed in the book all the through beta readings and even went to my editor. I like the scene, but it didn't set up the book quite right, and after some deep...

Blueberry Muffins

Forgive me for a post that's totally unrelated to writing. My boys are in 4th grade. They're allowed to bring a snack to school. A few years ago, I started making blueberry muffins to send with them. I figured making them myself was better than buying them, and...

Should I write more Science Fiction? Or get back to Urban Fantasy?

54 days until Shades of Allegiance! I can't wait for you guys to read this. I think it might be your favorite Shades book! I love so much about it. I'm still waiting on a few last comments from my editor, then it's on to the copy editor, then proofreading, then I have...

100 Days of Writing!

I've written for at least 30 minutes for 100 days in a row. That's a HUGE accomplishment for me! My brain is so easily distracted, and when Covid hit, all my extra brain cells were diving down every rabbit hole looking for updates and answers and research and what...

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...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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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....

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T-minus 1 Day

Writing retreat starts tomorrow!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yall, I can't tell you how much I love these retreats. This is the third one, and I cannot wait. I drive about an hour north of my home to meet up with writers from the Dallas Area Romance Authors, and we stay in a house...

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Sandy Recommends: Star Nomad by Lindsay Buroker

I found the book of my dreams, guys! I am so freaking in love with it. With EVERYTHING in it! It's perfect. So perfect! Everything I want to happens happens. Things I didn't know I wanted to happen happen too. And the characters are all amazing. I'm in love! The first...

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On Cokes and Cars and Chucking It

If you're born in the south, or at least in Texas, there's a good chance you refer to any can of soda as a coke. If we're at a restaurant and I tell Spreadsheet Guy to order me a coke, he knows I don't mean Coke. I hate straight-up Coke. When I say coke, it means Diet...

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