Happy New Year!

Well, we made it to a new year, and also a new decade. It's the 20's again, maybe we'll see a resurgence of flappers...

I'm especially looking forward to this year, I have to say. I enjoy even numbers, and there's something very satisfying about the year 2020. It feels brand new, and I'm hoping to take full advantage of it.

I have a lot on my plate this year. I've had three amazing months for my books, and I want to keep that going, so I'm looking to doing lots of promotion this year, including a free promo for No Safe Place in February. I'll also hopefully be publishing Becoming Family this summer, and maybe publishing a Christmas novel around the holidays. Keeping that one under wraps for a little bit until I see how things go.

I feel good going into the new year, and I'm looking forward to seeing what 2020 brings. I hope everyone else has a wonderful year as well!

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Merry Christmas!

I hope everyone who celebrates Christmas is having (or has had, depending on time zones) a wonderful day. It's just past 11 a.m. here, so the day has just begun for me.
This week has been so busy for me that I haven't even had time until now to say that No Safe Place is currently on sale in the US Kindle store for just 99 cents, so if you haven't yet gotten a copy for your ereader, or if you got a brand new tablet or Kindle for the holidays, or know someone who has, I can think of nothing better to add ;)
Again, Merry Christmas if you're celebrating today, happy Hanukkah for those celebrating this week, and if I don't update tomorrow, happy Kwanzaa as well!
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The most wonderful time of the year

Here we are, mid-December, and we're just now getting our Christmas decorations up, lol. Spending Thanksgiving in Colorado sort of threw us off, time-wise, but hey, better late than never.

Normally I wait until the very end of the year to make my "plans for the new year" post, but I've been thinking a lot about what I want to do, and I need to post something, so hey.

The free promo for The Only One did so much better than I would've imagined. I'm still reeling over how great November was in terms of pages read, and though it's slacked off a bit, to my surprise, people are still reading it, and are starting to read my other books as well. I'm really looking forward to seeing how the promo for No Safe Place does over Christmas, with the three email promotions I've booked for it.

The only downside to the TOO free promo is that I've only gotten one new review out of the several thousand people that downloaded it while it was free, and the several …

Not quite

Well, unfortunately I didn't win NaNo this year. I had time issues and trouble focusing, and I just couldn't quite get to 50,000 words, but I still got a lot done, a little over 38k, I believe. Becoming Family is obviously still happening, and I look forward to finishing it up and planning the release.

More and more a solo trip to Destin for a week so I can write undisturbed looks appealing, but I just don't know if I can afford it. I'll have to keep checking prices on rentals...

On the plus side, November was an amazing month for The Only One in terms of Kindle Unlimited reads. I had the most pages read of any month since I published it, which is still a little mind-blowing for me. It's begun to taper off, but I'm hopeful that the No Safe Place promo over Christmas will provide a little boost to all of my books.

I hope everyone who celebrates had a good Thanksgiving, and I hope everyone's December is off to a good start!

Halfway point

Well, NaNo's been on for two weeks now, and I haven't had time to post about it on here until now.

Unfortunately, things are going a little slower than I'd hoped, but I'm not giving up yet. I'm not to the halfway point yet, word count wise, but I'm trying to push through, and I'm hoping this week may be a little bit easier. I leave for Colorado a week from today, and I'm really hoping I'll be able to be a lot more productive while I'm out there.

I've just posted another excerpt on Patreon, something else I've gotten behind on, what with being so busy and trying to squeeze in time to write when I can. There are now two there, and if you'd like to see that and the new one, and hopefully at least a couple more to come, be sure to become a subscriber at the $5 tier.

In other book news, I've scheduled a promo for No Safe Place over Christmas, like I usually do, so keep an eye out for that, and be sure to spread the word to anyone who …

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween! I don't usually do very much, and tonight's no exception (we don't typically get trick-or-treaters). Currently just watching Scream and hoping to maybe poke at Crimson Hollow Book 2 a little bit.

Tomorrow, however, is November 1, which means the start of NaNoWriMo. I'm really excited to start working on Becoming Family, and I feel confident that I can get most of it written during NaNo, but I never like to make guarantees about that kind of stuff. (Mostly because I'm usually wrong, lol.)

I'll post updates here throughout the month, and remember, if you want to see Patreon-exclusive excerpts, be sure to become a Patron at the $5 tier! And good luck to all of you who are also doing NaNo this year.

Getting closer

The month is almost over, which means NaNo begins on Friday! I'm unbelievably excited to start working on Becoming Family. Remember, if you want exclusive sneak peeks during November that I won't be posting anywhere else, subscribe to my Patreon at the $5 tier.

Be sure to check out the project page, and if you're doing NaNo this year, feel free to add me as a buddy!

The free promotion of The Only One went rather well, with just over 5700 downloads. Thank you to everyone who downloaded it or borrowed it through Kindle Unlimited. If you like it, please leave a review on Amazon!

I may do a promotion of No Safe Place around Christmas, like I usually do, but I haven't decided yet (mostly because I need to be able to buy promos to make it worthwhile, and I need money for that, lol), but stay tuned on that front.