Just for fun, here’s chapter two of The Night Archers. If you haven’t read chapter one yet, catch it here. Chapter Two: Problems Soft light filtered through the blankets that covered the sides of the dining table. Gavynn sat up, careful not to hit his head on the low ceiling of the blanket house and … More Convention Countdown (+Chapter Two)
Guys, it’s only three(ish) days until the homeschool convention! Once again, this year I’ll be selling my books at our Generation Rising booth. There have been meetings, errand-runnings, and eagerly-waiting-for-book-stock-ings (I’m still waiting for some XD). (There are some pictures on Generation Rising’s Instagram and Facebook pages, FYI…) In honor of the convention coming up … More Convention Countdown! (+A Free Chapter)
It’s been a while since I’ve shared anything related to “The Night Archers”, so here’s an excerpt of what might be one of my favorite scenes. Gavynn and his archers are gearing up for action… (Insert obligatory this-is-not-the-final-draft warning here. 😀 ) A team of rebels rammed at the gates with a heavy log. Others … More The Night Archers Excerpt (+ Reviewers Needed!)
I knocked out four chapters of rewriting last week! Thanks to them being “easy” chapters, some really YUMMY chocolate, and God providing time and concentration. 😉 Today I emailed sent a preliminary email to my beta-readers, started work with my cover designer (SQUEEE!), and knocked out another chapter. Just two more to go! 😀 In … More And the Rewriting Continues!
This is the story of a girl, her chocolate, and the first draft that brought them together. Once upon a time, I spied a good sale on candy bars and decided to buy a couple, write goals on them, and eat them when I reached the goals. (I felt so cool writing on their wrappers! … More Victory, Thy Name Is Chocolate
Christmas candy is amazing for getting writing done. Especially since my younger siblings gave me writing snacks as a gift. 😀 (Also, some sibs and I went to our favorite Christian coffee shop last weekend, and that really helped me get some words in too.) In other news, today I passed 15k words, which puts … More Halfway!!! (+Excerpt)
I got to write more on my project today (for the first time in forreeeevverrr!!!), and since this temperamental author currently loves her story, you get an excerpt. 😉 I smiled to myself as I opened the door to my locker and pulled out my sketchbook and the brand new package of colored pencils. They … More Excerpt Time, Yay!
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