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Music + Writing

I've been listening to my Lifehouse playlist on Spotify lately, and I'm on an album that gives me a lot of feelings about my first original writing project because it came out while I was knee-deep in that project, and it got me to wondering about how other authors relate music to their writing.

I'm not much of an actual playlist person (all of my playlists on Spotify are literally just one playlist for each favorite artist with all of their albums so I can listen to them all back to back lol), I can't write to music with lyrics because I get too distracted by the lyrics, but I have a lot of songs that relate to my various original works. The entirety of Snow Patrol's Fallen Empires album is essentially the soundtrack for The Only One (the song "New York" especially) while "This Love" by Taylor Swift is what I would want Richard and Piper's theme to be if it were to ever become a movie. No Safe Place/Finding Home Again have songs from severa…

It's been... too long

I haven't posted here since February. Oi. Sadly, I haven't done much writing since then either. I've been so focused on getting my client's book finished that my own writing has fallen by the wayside, and now I've gotten out of the habit.

Fortunately, I think the end is very near on my client's book, and I'm hoping to get back to working on Crimson Hollow full force here soon. I'll have two weeks to myself in mid-October, and I'm really hoping the time alone could prove to be productive. I'll also be traveling to Colorado again over Thanksgiving, and driving back home with my mom, and maybe that time will also be fruitful, especially if I can find my flow again before then.

I keep forgetting to do a sale on The Only One, and I also keep forgetting that I want to publish a little novella in the No Safe Place/Finding Home Again 'verse. Maybe my memory will return to me soon too, lol.

My carpal tunnel has been bad in my arms and hands lately, w…

A Sale is Coming

There's not much happening over here, writing-wise, unfortunately. I'm still entrenched in a book I'm helping one of my clients publish, and it's severely cut into my own writing time. I'm ready to be done with it so I can get back to my own stuff, but I think the end is still a ways away.

On the bright side, No Safe Place will be on sale next month! I wanted to do a sale in January, but the money didn't quite work out for buying promos, but my tax refund should be depositing this week, so I'll be able to submit for a few promos. The sale will run March 9 through March 16 (coinciding with the dates Hannah was missing in the book), so mark your calendars and tell your friends!

I also meant to do a sale on The Only One for Valentine's Day, but I've been busy with work and other things and it just completely slipped my mind to try to plan it, but I'm going to try to schedule one, maybe for April (perhaps for my birthday, who knows).

Speaking of The…

Goodbye 2018

Well, it's New Year's Eve. I hope everybody had a wonderful holiday, whatever you celebrate. I had a nice Christmas in Colorado with my family, and didn't particularly want to come home, and not just because the highs here in Florida are currently in the 70's.

2018 didn't feel like a very productive year for me. I finished Crimson Hollow Book 1, got my rights back on No Safe Place, and had a fairly successful sale on Finding Home Again over Christmas, but apart from that, this year was just a little lacking.

I'm hopeful that 2019 will be better. I want to try to get better about promoting my books, now that they're all under my control again, and I'm hoping that I can finish Crimson Hollow Book 2 and start working on Book 3. I also want to get the No Safe Place/Finding Home Again wedding short published sometime early in the year.

I had a dream last night that quickly morphed into a new book idea when I woke up, so maybe it's a good omen for 2019. (…

The sale is on!

Today's the day! Finding Home Again is now on sale for 99 cents through December 27. Buy one for yourself if you haven't already, and then buy some for your friends and family ;)

Long overdue update

Well, I didn't win NaNo this year. November was weirdly busy and I had a lot of trouble focusing on writing (or on anything, really, as it took this long for me to even make this post...). I did get about 21k written in Crimson Hollow Book 2, so I at least did something, just not as much as I'd wanted.

Finding Home Again goes on sale this week, and I'm excited about it. I've booked a handful of promos, and I'm hoping they pay off.

And a little additional treat for those of you who are fans of Hannah and Eli from No Safe Place and Finding Home Again, I'm planning to release a wedding short story some time early next year, so stay tuned for updates on that! As always, Patreon subscribers get first peeks at excerpts and cover reveals, so consider becoming a Patron; $1 a month gets you access to cover reveals, and $5 gets you excerpts.

I'm going to Colorado over Christmas to spend time with family, and I'm hoping maybe I'll be a little inspired to write …

Relaunch!

The new version of No Safe Place is now up on Amazon! It'll be 99 cents for the next week or so, and then will go to regular price, so get it cheap while you can!