The Muse Chronicles trilogy is now available everywhere! 

Special thanks to Catherine Weed for the above image

The Muse Chronicles trilogy is now available on all book retailers: Barnes and Noble, Kobo, Apple, etc.

The first book in the trilogy, We Own the Sky, is now free! You can download it for free from your favorite retailer. If you like it, you can continue to Hurry Up, We're Dreaming. And if it's not your thing, no harm. I hope you enjoy the next book you read!

If you have read any of these books and enjoyed them, please take a moment to leave me a review. If you've already left a review on Amazon, please consider leaving a review on any of the other retailers if you shop there. Reviews help readers to find my book, and it helps them to determine whether or not they should give it a chance.

We Own the Sky on Apple

Hurry Up, We're Dreaming on Apple

You and the Night on Apple

And all three signed paperbacks and e-books are now available on my site.

And don't forget to check out the playlists for each book!

(Note: It appears it will take a little extra time to get the books into the Google Play store, but they are coming!)

Thank you so much for all of your support!

How do you write like you're running out of time? 

I decided recently to go over to my parents’ house and deal with all of the stuff I’ve had there for YEARS that my mom has been telling me to deal with for YEARS.  

I knew I had a ton of journals I needed to get. I’ve been numbering my journals since I was 12, and I’m on #124 so… but I did not expect quite as much writing as I found. I found entire binders filled with handwritten poems I wrote when I was 12-14. (“I feel invisable” said one. With an “a”.) I found an entire (improperly formatted) screenplay I wrote when I was 19 or 20. I found several binders of handwritten stories between 60 and 100 pages written between ages 10 and 15. (One was called “Black Rose: The Return to Fernando.” Haha.) 

I found notebooks after notebooks with song lyrics and brainstorming for novels or plays. I found unfinished novels, unfinished plays. I found a binder with almost my entire livejournal printed out. I found notes for my album, Unsent Letters; I found notes from a rehearsal of Painted (“Everyone needs to learn their lines!”); and I found set lists from shows with Long Absent Friends or Novo Luna.  

A first draft of my play, The Spins

One of the aspects I’ve always loved about the show, Hamilton, is how prolific he was. “How do you write like you’re running out of time?” And I realized I have always done this. Which I have known obviously, but seeing the evidence of this was a little overwhelming. But overwhelming in a good way.  

And it made me feel kind of good about myself. Because maybe 90% of this stuff is not great and maybe no one will ever read the vast majority of it. And maybe I haven’t always made the best decisions. But there’s something to be said about writing it all down. I have documented everything I’ve ever felt, thought, experienced. I have told story after story. Stories for the stage, the screen, the page. I truly do live for the written word.  

Notes from a Painted rehearsal

What have you learned about yourself going through old things?

An update 


It's hard to believe my last blog post was three months ago, and I'm still working remotely. People are attempting to go back to some kind of normal, but I haven't left my house much.  

These are crazy times we're living in. Not only are we in the middle of this public health crisis, but now, there are protests and riots happening for racial justice. I have posted a few things on Facebook, and I did do a YouTube video explaining why Black Lives Matter, but for the most part, I've been quietly doing things to become a better ally. I started to list those things here, but then I realized I don't need credit for trying to be a good ally.  

What have I been up to? Quite a few things. 

I've been gearing up for the release of my YA 1980s time travel novel, Time After Time, which is being published on August 18th. If you are interested in reading an advanced review copy in exchange for an honest review, please email me at sara@saracrawford.net. 

I've been working on my draft of Until the Night Falls, the sequel to my YA vampire novel, Into the Shadows. I'll have some more news about that book coming soon.  

I've actually been playing my acoustic songs, and I even uploaded my acoustic album, Unsent Letters, to YouTube as a well as a video where I discuss the album. And I'm even planning to play an acoustic show in my living room that I will live stream on my Facebook page in August. So stay tuned for more info about that. 

And in other news, all three books in The Muse Chronicles will be available on all book retailers (Barnes and Noble, Kobo, Apple Books, etc.) in late July. So stay tuned about that as well! 

So that's what's going on with me. I hope you all are doing well and staying safe and healthy.

The light is there if you're looking for it... 

These are scary times we are living in. Business are closed, schools are closed, events are canceled, sports are canceled, those of us who are lucky enough to still be working are working from home. We don't know how long this is going to last. 

So let me tell you what brings me hope and inspires me. 

I love all the doctors, nurses, and healthcare workers who are on the front lines, working hard every day to help others. I love all the people who are still driving for Uber and Lyft and all the delivery services. The people who are brave enough to put themselves in harm's way so that they can deliver food and other necessary items to others. I love all the people working at grocery stores and pharmacies and gas stations, working hard to help everyone. 

I love all the artists who have offered free art for everyone in this time of quarantine. All the free streaming performances, all the free museum tours, all the films released early, all the free books from authors. 

I love the people making music together outside on their balconies. I love the women doing zumba classes on their front lawns together but still socially distant. 

I love all the churches that are streaming their services, still helping people keep the faith and stay inspired. All the video chats that are happening. The virtual birthday party we had for my dad. 

I love my boyfriend giving me toilet paper and continuing to show me Twin Peaks and reminding me that we're in this together. I love playing games on Marco Polo (a video messaging app) with my friends. I love chatting with my close friend in Washington. (We already have the socially distant friendship down.) I love that my family has a Crawford chat group. I love the group texts with my friends from high school. I love my kitties snuggling with me at night. I love that my co-workers and I all communicate so well. I love that a lot of our clients are doubling down on their marketing efforts while they don't have a lot going on. 

I love how this has made us all come together and help each other. Even if that's not what you see when you turn on the news. 

I have been as guilty as anyone at being on social media and watching the news obsessively and I don't think it's good for anyone's mental health. I think sometimes it's good to turn off the TV, turn off the computer, turn off your phone. Get still and learn how to just be. 

You can use this time to write, to create, to make music, to improve your health, to learn how to cook, to spend time with your family or roommates or whoever you're quarantined with, to cuddle with your pets. Or you can use the time to rest, binge Netflix, meditate, just be. Don't feel like you have to be productive if you just can't. Maybe this is a time for you to reflect and rest. The point is you can use this time for whatever you need to do. 

I know many of you have lost your job. Many of you are scared of contracting the virus, especially if you're in a more vulnerable group of people. Many of you are dealing with mental health issues that make this more difficult. 

Please know that it's okay to ask for help, to ask for reassurance. It's okay to lean on each other even if we have to do so through a phone or computer screen. 

And I just wanted to tell you all that I'm here for you, whatever you need. If anyone wants to talk or video chat or message me, please feel free to. Even if we haven't talked in a long time. If I can help you in any way, I will. 

Even in these uncertain and scary times, there is a lot to be grateful for. And we will get through this. But only because we all came together.

(This was originally posted on my Facebook profile.)

Stuck at home? Download a free e-book! 

I hope you all are staying healthy and safe during this chaos!

Because everyone is stuck at home in the middle of this COVID-19 crisis, I have decided to make all of my ebooks free from tomorrow (3/17/20) (starting at midnight) through Saturday (3/21/20). That includes:

When Chloe discovers her favorite fictional vampire, Theodore Dupont, is actually real, she travels to New Orleans to turn to him for help and gets swept up in the New Orleans supernatural community.

"Brilliant first book in a new series" - Amazon Reviewer

"Fast-Paced, Can't Put It Down Action & Romance...Vampire Style!" - Amazon Reviewer

Book 1 in The Muse Chronicles: A teenage musician falls in love with her Muse, a spiritual being who inspires art, even though no one else can see him.

"Subtly Got Under My Skin & Not Leaving Any Time Soon" - Amazon Reviewer

"If you love YA, mythology, and great music, this is the series for you!" - Amazon Reviewer

"Book 2 in The Muse Chronicles

"A beautiful and suspenseful follow-up" - Amazon Reviewer

"Wonderful book....this is a MUST read" - Amazon Reviewer

Book 3 in The Muse Chronicles

"Great wrap-up to a very good series!" - Amazon Reviewer

"I loved picturing the artists having their muse with them, being inspired. It’s a beautiful concept!" - Amazon Reviewer

 

You can also download The Muse Chronicles as a single ebook

 

Or if you feel like starting or enhancing your writing habit...

"I really loved this book. It's easily "digestible" and immediately usable." - Amazon Reviewer

"Great exercises and ideas. Easy to follow." - Amazon Reviewer

 

I know this is a scary time for everyone, but I thought I would at least offer what I could. 

Happy reading everyone!

 

 

 

 

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