Plate Update: Dessert, British Detectives, and Edits

February is the shortest month of the year, right? Well, this one felt very looooonnng and jam-packed! 😉 Here’s a quick update on what I did last month. This full plate was a pretty balanced diet. Not to mention that huge dish of dessert…  Beta-read and read for review: Emmeline (five stars!) Beyond the Horizon (four … More Plate Update: Dessert, British Detectives, and Edits

Draft One–Done!

I finished the first draft of “Kiera” last week. Saturday to be exact, so I had more time to write. It was also raining, so I was feeling extra creative. Armed with these advantages and one more ingredient–encouragement from my family and a friend who let me recite the whole plot to her–I finished. 😉 … More Draft One–Done!

Plate Update: Mansions, Grammar Rules, and Hashtags

I blinked and January is over! Moral of the story–never blink. 😉 Here’s a quick update on what I did last month. As far as full plates go, this one was an all you can eat buffet. 😉 Beta-read and read for review: Hartly Manor (five stars) Diamond (five stars) Shadows of the Hersweald (I cannot … More Plate Update: Mansions, Grammar Rules, and Hashtags

The Notebook Trick

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

Christmas in My Soul

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

Plate Update: Dragons, Mexican Train, and 11k Words

Eek! It’s December already! Christmas is coming up very quickly and the New Year after that. Are you excited? I sure am! 😀 Here’s a quick update on what I did last month. As far as full plates go, this past month was a seven course meal! Read for review: None But You (three stars) Seascape (three … More Plate Update: Dragons, Mexican Train, and 11k Words

Bookish Happenings

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

Creative Juices

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