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
No one said writing a first draft was easy. (If someone did, please tell me who they are so I can tell them I have tested this hypothesis and found it false. XD ) Especially when you’re a little short on time and energy. 😉 I’m really, really, really trying to convince myself of this … More Patience, Prayer, and Perseverance
December was a great way to end the year. 😉 With family, friends, the end of school (yaaaay!!!), and the pinnacle celebration of the entire year, it might be my favorite month. ❤ This past month’s full plate was stacked high with, um… Christmas candy. Gulp. 😀 Here’s a quick update on what I did … More Plate Update: Christmas, Finals, and Short Reads
2018. It’s a beautiful number really. Today I switched to a brand new, colorful calendar. 😉 Since it’s the beginning of a new year, I find it helpful and natural to set personal goals. Last year, I set a few basic word-related goals for myself (you can read that updated post here to see how … More (Word) Goals for 2018