If you’re new here (HI!!!!!), I should probably explain what in the world this recurring series is. 😉 Three years ago (today), I posted about how full my “plate” was, complete with a hilariously bad picture of me with a literal plate. Since then, I’ve been using the title “Plate Update” for a monthly check-in … More Plate Update: Chocolate, Thunderbirds, and New Release
May is gone, and if you have any idea where it is, please let me know. 😉 Happy June, by the way! Anyway, here’s a quick update on my full plate last month. 😉 Pleasure read: The Lost Kingdom of Bamarre (three stars) The Bicycle Spy (four stars) The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street (five stars, read-aloud … More Plate Update: Emails, Editing, and M&M’s
Last Tuesday, after a very long and harrowing stint of HEAVY EDITING (*hyperventilates into imaginary bag*), I sent my manuscript to my editor. She’s making amazing progress, and I’m so glad I chose to work with her. ❤ Right now, though, I’m in this funny in-between stage. I don’t technically have a story to work … More When the Stories Won’t Stay Away
So, if April showers bring May flowers, then what do May flowers bring? Pilgrims, of course. (That’s my favorite joke. I just had to share it. Also, if you’re into that sort of thing, Happy Star Wars Day!) Anyway, here’s a quick update on my full plate last month. 😉 Pleasure read: Word of Mouse (three stars) … More Plate Update: Rereads, Strawberries, and Drafts
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!
February seemed like a very long month this time around, and it’s not even a leap year. 😉 (Also, can we talk about how weirdly it’s spelled?) My plate wasn’t super varied, but it was quite FULL! Here’s a quick update on what I did last month. 😉 Pleasure read: Slug Days (four stars) Muppet Sherlock Holmes … More Plate Update: Bookstores, Accents, and Five Chapters
Last week, I met five new friends. I had known a little about them beforehand–their names, life situations, and even a few of their faults. Now though, I really got to know them. I saw what they looked like, what they cared about most in life, and how they reacted to others. I even watched … More A New Story and An Old One
Hello, all! In this busy time of trying to balance school and life and blogging and stories, I’ve missed out on my revising time for a couple weeks now. Today I decided to take a snow day and work on my novel “Kiera”. 😉 I asked God last night if He would help that work … More Revising Day!
January was a month full of beginnings of new things and visits with family and friends. It was quite full. 😉 This past month’s full plate was actually a bowl of ice cream because of all the birthdays. 😉 Here’s a quick update on what I did last month. 😉 Pleasure read: Grace and the Preacher … More Plate Update: Merry-go-rounds, Libraries, and New Projects
So… I finished the first draft of “Legend” last week!!! 😀 It came out around 14k words (just slightly longer than The Twin Arrows), but I anticipate that changing since I have a few scenes to cut and a couple others to extend. Right now it’s the very definition of raw material, but I’m excited … More Story Switch