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I’m about to tell you a story I haven’treally shared on this blog. Oh, I’ve mentioned it here and there, or at least alluded to it, but I’ve never told it in detail. A year ago tomorrow, I was lying in bed crying. Hard. I’d just experienced an awful Thing and I was traumatized, heartbroken, and […]

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Hi, peeps! Time for a Currently Post because “I’m running out of time I’m running out of time and my time’s UP, rise UP, eyes UP!” And no, that reference does NOT mean I’m about to duel Aaron Burr–but time seems to be slipping out of my fingers these days and a “Currently Post” is all […]

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(*staggers back into the blogging world looking rather haggard and clutching the metaphorical pencil and notebook like my life depends on it*) I commend everyone who’s trying to complete a 50,000-word novel in one month, because I’m trying to write a 7,500-10,000 word short story in that same amount time and good golly Miss Molly […]

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A thousand and one thanks to Miss Elisabeth Grace Foley for sending me this tag–because just like her, I’ve been so engrossed in my own novel writing that I’ve had little time to spare on blogging. But attention Fellow Novelists: go check out her blog! I know she and I have been running in the […]

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[Reposting because of technical difficulties with the first version. So sorry about that!] So I was alerted to this via Tumblr the other day and loved the idea. Today is the day where we give our favorite authors and their stories a big shout-out, so I thought I’d share with you some of my favorite stories that I’ve collected on my […]

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I never. Ever. Buy toys for myself. But I’ve been in love with Funko POP! dolls for a while, and in a moment of great generosity upon myself, bought one. It was only ten dollah. I have no shame. Meet my new little friend, Lady Sif. “And though she be but little, she is fierce.” […]

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Anne-Girl, the sister of one of my favorite bloggers and dearest Internet friends, Miss Amy Dashwood, has a new blog on the block: Half Baked: A Writing Blog. To launch her new blog, Anne-Girl has written a mission statement and started a little blog party, complete with a tag and a giveaway. I fear I might […]

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In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun. You find the fun and SNAP–the job’s a game! Also deadlines make a job rather fun, too…or at least, it adds a certain challenge to the whole thing. I have a deadline, and that deadline is August 4. That’s the day my […]

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Lo and behold, I am still here! My excuse for not posting in a while: LIFE. Of course! I’ve been doing a lot of writing–and this, in and of itself, has been an interesting experience recently. Last month was the 2-year anniversary of the birth of My Story, and I’ve been feeling the need to […]

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It snowed again this week, only this time we got a little more of it and a LOT of sleet. The mix and the fact that it stayed either at or below freezing for two whole days meant for a slick ice blanket over parts of the yard that were less grassy. That meant the […]

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It’s been a while since I posted a life update . . . or at least, it feels like it’s been a while. Christmas seems like it was three months ago instead of three weeks! 1. Sickness We figured out we’ve only had a couple of weeks of good health since October 2, when TJ […]

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{Due to the subject matter of this post, parents of younger readers may want to preview this one first. Thanks!} One of my friends here on the blog asked me recently if I’d be interested in doing a post on romance. I thought it was a great idea! But here’s the problem. Romance and I, we […]

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I finished Second Book today! (*throws confetti*) By “finished” I mean: I wrote the last chapter this morning (in spite of almost falling asleep at my computer at 10:30, for some odd and unknown reason) and pasted it into the Supreme Document. There was great rejoicing in my little brain for about three minutes before […]

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Rule Britannia! Britannia rule the waves Britons never, never, never shall be slaves! (*cough*) Excuse me, got a little carried away there. Yesterday was the 6 week mark until TJ and I take off for England. The countdown begins! I’m getting really excited, in case you couldn’t tell, and delighting in all the preparations. 1) […]

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Photo Credit: Badison via Compfight cc The last time I wrote about My Story in detail, I had just finished the Second Draft of my First Book. I was getting ready to go back through it with a fine-tooth comb before handing it off to my parents. It’s been in my parents’ hands for about a month–and […]

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Y’all have no idea how excited I was to get this tag from my fellow writer/blogger Jamie Joyce. It came at the best time, too: the day after I officially finished writing what I call “Second Draft of First Book!” I know I was only going to do posts on Wednesdays, but part of “having grace […]

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Please forgive the randomness of this post. My characters are at a critical point and I’m back to that feverish “I-must-not-stop-they’re-calling-me-every-second-if-I-don’t-get-them-out-of-this-situation-they’re-gonna-DIE!!!” stage. I love every minute of it. I feel like I’m walking around with a perpetually giddy smile of my face. But desperate scenes and desperate characters call for Quickie Blog Posts. That movie […]

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It’s been six months since I started work on My Story–AKA My Trilogy, My MAGNUM OPUS, and My Baby. I’ve learned the truth of the above quote. I am now working on the second draft of the first book in My Story. (I already have about 90% of a first draft for the second book; […]

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The How To Write A Book Now (HTWABN) website was really just thrown into my lap. It was April; I was getting nervous, sick of writer’s block but not sure if the Lord wanted me to take another writing course. My mom suggested that I start researching some writing courses, perhaps one in novel writing. As I […]

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