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

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

Plate Update: Christmas, Mysteries, and a Scary Climax

Wow! Happy New Year, everyone! I already did my year in review, so this Plate Update might feel a little repetitive; but we can’t leave December out, can we? 😉 Here’s a quick update on what I did last month. As far as full plates go, this one was stacked with yummy Christmas cookies complete with frosting and sprinkles. … More Plate Update: Christmas, Mysteries, and a Scary Climax

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

Plate Update: The Queen, Letters, and Friendship

Can you believe it’s November already? Here’s a quick update of what I’ve accomplished from my very full plate/platter/mound/to-do list/schedule. 😉 Beta-read: An amazing fantasy manuscript by Jenelle Schmidt An adorable short story by Rebekah Jones A super sweet contemporary manuscript by Lydia Howe (I honestly cannot wait until all of these are published, and you … More Plate Update: The Queen, Letters, and Friendship

Plate Update: Fantasy, Fortune Cookies, and 84 Emails

This autumn (HAPPY AUTUMN, by the way!!!), I’m pretty sure my “plate” has become a Thanksgiving platter. Here’s an update on what I’ve been doing. This past month, I… Beta-read: Part of an early draft for an amaaaazing fantasy story. I can’t wait to finish it. 😉 Pleasure read: The Willoughbys (three stars) Ella Enchanted (four … More Plate Update: Fantasy, Fortune Cookies, and 84 Emails

Plate Update: Parties, Shakespeare, and Autumn

I manage to tackle some things on my ridiculously full plate then someone inevitably offers me seconds. Who cares when the “food” is so good? 😉 Here’s an update on what I’ve been doing. This past month, I… Beta-read: You’ll Be Like Faye by J.C. Buchanan (four stars) The Silent Blade by Jesseca Wheaton (four stars) Operation … More Plate Update: Parties, Shakespeare, and Autumn

Plate Update: Princesses, Sandwiches, and Free Books

Remember that crazy picture of my ridiculously full plate I shared last month? Here’s an update on what I have and haven’t eaten–I mean, accomplished. 😉 Last month alone I… Beta-read: Grace Space by Robin Merrill (three stars) Growing Up Neighbors by Frances Hoelsema (two stars) Song of the Sword by Hope Ann (five stars, but you … More Plate Update: Princesses, Sandwiches, and Free Books

What’s on My Plate?

I have a LOT on my plate right now. My own writing, my Bible, four how-to books (one is being read-aloud), six fiction books, and some Longfellow poems to try. (Fortunately, most are from the library, and they are generous with renewals.) My baby computer on top represents ten beta-reading projects, two blogs, Goodreads, the Rabbit Room … More What’s on My Plate?