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Secondary Characters with Sandra Jones

I’m working with an older WIP this week. It began with a target of 50,000 words. Then about a month ago, I was halfway done when I learned that it now needed to be 20,000 words longer for the publisher I’m targeting. Eep! I’m a pantser-plotter, so the outline that I’d painstakingly created on Scrivener and… Continue reading Secondary Characters with Sandra Jones

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Five Things I’d Rather Do on Black Friday by Sandra Jones

I used to love shopping malls. Years ago, I would cash my paycheck, study the sales, and rush to the stores for those holiday doorbusters that were sure to save me oh-so-much money. Yeah, I was a sucker. I’ve finally reached an age where I appreciate time (mine and others’) more than anything my credit card can… Continue reading Five Things I’d Rather Do on Black Friday by Sandra Jones

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Planning a Virtual Book Tour with Sandra Jones

It’s been a long year waiting for my newest historical romance to hit the shelves. Way back in January when I received a contract for  Her Wicked Captain, I was a little eager to send my story out into the world. Okay, maybe I was like biting-my-nails, pulling-out-my-hair anxious! But after having several months to prepare, I’m… Continue reading Planning a Virtual Book Tour with Sandra Jones

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You’ve Got to Crack a Few Eggs by Sandra Jones

 Earlier this month while my husband was cleaning out an old file cabinet in our garden shed, he found a drawer full of my old manuscripts. Digging through them, I discovered at least a half-dozen stories dating from back in the days when editors and agents wanted actual pages banged out from typewriters. We’re talking 120,000 or more… Continue reading You’ve Got to Crack a Few Eggs by Sandra Jones

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The First Time at RT with Sandra Jones

I’ve only ever dreamed about going to a big writing conference or convention until this past month. Let’s face it, attending Nationals or the RT Booklovers’ Convention is a big investment, especially for new or pre-published authors. I’ve been waiting for years for one of these events to come close enough to home so that I could… Continue reading The First Time at RT with Sandra Jones