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Just a little update

It's the last week of February, and this month feels like it's flown by. Why does January seem to take forever to end, and then February just zips by? We're already almost a quarter through the year.

The No Safe Place free promo did amazing. It did even better than the one for The Only One, which surprised me, because romance always seems to be the number one big category. I think No Safe Place is helped by Finding Home Again, though; people are reading and buying it when they finish No Safe Place, which is wonderful, and what I hoped for. November was my best month ever since I started publishing, but this month is on track to beat it, I think.

The cover for Becoming Family has been commissioned, which means that so far, I'm on track with the schedule I made for myself this year. However, it's looking like the Christmas novel I'd hoped to release may get pushed to next year. I think I can get it written this year, I just don't know if I can get it finished…

What day is it?

Thursday. It's Thursday, and yet I keep thinking it's either Friday or Wednesday. This week has been weird for me, as I had jury selection Monday, got picked for the trial that was supposed to happen today and tomorrow, but then the trial was continued so I didn't actually have to go, but it's thrown my whole week off.

No Safe Place is currently free on Amazon, across all markets, and it's done quite well this week, even better than The Only One did back in October, at least in terms of downloads. There's a little over a day left in the promo, so if you don't have it yet and want it, now's your chance! If you have read it, be sure to tell your friends!

I've been struggling a little bit with Becoming Family the past few weeks, but I'm hoping to get that sorted out fairly soon, and I think I'm still on track to have it published this summer. Waiting on my tax refund to commission the cover, but hopefully I can do that soon, along with an assort…

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 …