So, this happened… 😉 I reached my Camp NaNoWriMo goal AND finished the second draft of “Kiera” today! ❤ Thanking the Lord for the oomph to do it and some encouraging fellow writers. 😉 Here’s a short excerpt. Kiera is Skyping her older brother when Jade decides to join in. 😉 “How are you doing?” … More Draft Two, Done!
Tomorrow is the scariest night of the year–the day before a bunch of insane authors begin to write 50,000 words in 30 very short days to celebrate NaNoWriMo (and caffeine). I planned to be among them this year, even announcing my novel on the site and outlining my brainchild. And then, school. I was hoping … More The Case of the Ever Elusive NaNoWriMo
I quake in my metaphorical boots every time I share an excerpt with you all because a) it hasn’t been through a million rounds of editing yet and is definitely cringeworthy, so b) I’ll probably change it at some point. Last year, about this same time, I took the plunge and published the first scene … More A Tale of Two Beginnings
This past week has been so busy with life happenings and some beta-reading for others; but I’ve still managed to get some writing done! I’ve accomplished this by using the old Notebook Trick. Basically when my brain is getting computer fried from all of the projects and communication that must happen on it, I take a break with … More The Notebook Trick
This past week, I’ve been busier than Jade chasing kittens. (Which she did get to do in the tiny bit of writing I accomplished, but more on that later…) I’ve been busy with…CHRISTMAS! We decorated the outside of our house with a ton of icicle lights, three great wreaths, and a sign my artistic dad did … More Christmas in My Soul
Hello, I’m Shot Out of a Cannon. What’s your name? Last week was one of the longest, coolest weeks of my life. (I got to celebrate a family birthday, participate in a Jesse Tree ornament exchange, help with a wedding reception, make new friends, and babysit the world’s sweetest kids.) And somehow during all of … More Bookish Happenings
Although I decided not to do NaNoWriMo this year, it’s been pretty fun to have an auxiliary position and get in on the excitement. 😉 Here are some bad quality phone pictures for your enjoyment… On the very first day, Mom kicked it off with a special plate of snacks and cinnamon tea. We’ve taken to … More Creative Juices
When I first started this story (currently titled “Kiera”), I had quite the love/hate relationship with it. Now that it’s over 15k words, I’m beginning to see some potential. 😉 I hope you enjoy this first scene! The water trickled out of the spigot into the old watering can. Nearby a young woman rose to … More Story Excerpt: Bringing in the Plants