Month of Thanksgiving
I know the month of October is almost coming to an end, but I wanted to take some time to reflect on what I’m grateful for. (The fall is just beginning!) There’s so much. Even in the time of chaos and hardship, there’s always something to be thankful for. My family, friends, food on my table, warm clothes for when I’m cold, snuggly blankets, and most of all Jesus. I love You!
New things are coming to my website! “By faith we understand that the entire universe was formed at God’s command, that what we now see did not come from anything that can be seen” – Heb. 11:3 Hello my friends, It’s been a while since I made a post. I am very hopeful that you are all doing well. There’s so much that has changed around here I will encourage you to take a look if you so desire. There are more changes coming up and I should be a bit more active than the last year and a half. I have experienced some life-changing moments in my life with…
Hooked on Stories and a Giveaway
The Stories That Started It All Every reader (that I know of) all remember that one (or two) story/series that sucked them into the world of reading. For me, it was two series’. The first was The Mandie Mystery series by Lois Gladys Leppard, a light-hearted mystery following the life of Mandie Shaw and the puzzles that she either stumbled upon or her curiosity that got the better of her. She and her friends became determined to figure it out which usually led to some sort of trouble and excitement. For a young girl (like I was) I truly fell in love with all of her lively adventures. The next series…
Why the name change?
Hello everyone. You may have noticed a new look and a name change to the blog. It is now my official author name. All (most) of my future books shall bare this name. T’is only the beginning of many new things to come. I have decided to change my blog title to my author name and across all my social media. Keeps everything simple. I am currently working on getting a website up and running and I got to say this has been the most difficult and trying time of my publishing process. There are so many choices, both free and paid options, and to someone who is not fluent in…
Changes Are Coming
Richard_Carter via Visual hunt / CC BY-NC Over this next month many things are changing. I am starting up a newsletter about my writing, publishing ups and downs, and free writing samples from my debut novel. I am getting excited and feeling a bit frustrated due to things not running as smoothly as I would have liked. Don’t worry. I am not discouraged. I think I may have signed up for a bit too many sites that are supposed to help me achieve all my marketing dreams. I am unsure if some of these are leading me down the right path for me or not, but it’s worth a try. If…
Goals for the Near Future
freestock.ca ♡ dare to share beauty via Visualhunt / CC BY Just a quick post this week! I am not a New Year’s resolution kind of person, but I do believe in goals. Goals can spark us to move forward to accomplish many great things. Telling a few people our goals can give us the fine kick in the bottom that we need because we don’t want to fail. (Having to tell our friends that we didn’t meet our goals is something most of us don’t want to do – besides, our friends can be great cheerleaders, right?) There are some goals that I would like to work on these…
Photo via <a href=”https://pixabay.com/en/users/MannyvonKannen-699079/”>MannyvonKannen</a> via <a href=”https://visualhunt.com/photos/christmas/”>VisualHunt.com</a> As many of my friends and family know, I have won this year’s NaNoWriMo! And, I couldn’t be happier about it. I have been so busy with my writing and Christmastime that I have put a slight halt to my blogging. I love you all for your patience. Thank you! Christmas is almost upon us, again, and there’s so much to prepare, lists to check off, people to see, and, of course, writing to be finished. I have given myself a bit of time to chew over what I wrote in the month of November and am doing a bit more world building…
Nine more days left of NaNoWriMo.
After about 35,000 words of writing I am still moving forward. With some busy days mixed in I have slowed down a bit, but am hoping to get back on track again and plow ahead. My goal today is to write as often as I can, whenever I have a moment I will sit and write. One thing I have learned during NaNoWriMo is that word sprints are fun and super helpful to get my words down without over thinking. A word sprint is when you (and hopefully others) write for ten or fifteen minutes (or for however long you wish) as much and as fast as you can without overthinking.…
NaNoWriMo, Day One
NaNoWriMo is here! My post will be brief for sure this time for my fingers shall be busy typing my story.I am here to say good luck and speedy writing. Drink lots of water eat lots of food, take the odd break to move around then get back to writing.Happy Creating.Inkblade Writer.
A Good Seat For NaNoWriMo
So, it’s a wet, cold rainy day today, which is very normal at this time of year for where I live, and I am snuggled up with some homemade soup, hot cocoa, and my big couch potato of a dog, and am getting excited and nervous as “Preptober” comes to an end and NaNoWriMo comes to a start. November is less than a week a way and I must write 50,000 words in the 30 days. Yikes and yay! I have never attempted this. Please wish me lots of luck and speedy typing fingers.Most of my story outline is complete and have a good idea where my story is going.…