And, after pushing myself probably more than was healthy, I finally sent my book off to beta readers around 2:00 AM on Saturday. Or would that technically be Sunday? Anyway, once the book was gone, it was like a huge load dropped off my shoulders and left only weariness in its place. It has been… Continue reading Next Steps
My soul is soaring right now. Yes, yes, far different from my previous two posts. I'm not entirely certain why I'm so happy at this exact moment, though I've some guesses. We've had multiple days in the mid-fifties over the last couple weeks (Today was our first snow, but let's set that aside for now),… Continue reading Idyllic Moments
So much for writing every day of NaNo, huh? Well, I have a good excuse, I promise! Saturday was our annual Operation Christmas Child Packing Party - a party in which we invite all of our friends to bring toys and eat lots of good food while they help pack shoeboxes for children overseas. Of… Continue reading Weekend Distractions
Yes, I know. I was supposed to post this yesterday. But, well...I woke up and wanted to finish the book I had started the day before, so I read instead of working (hey, technically, it's contemporary romance, so counts as research, right?) - and by the time I finished the book at like 9:30 AM,… Continue reading Courage
I fairly recently finished reading the book Ordering Your Private World by Gordon MacDonald. I feel like I've talked about various parts of it enough, I might have even posted about it here already. But then again, I've been so awful lately about posting, it's entirely possible and even probable that I haven't mentioned it.… Continue reading Mind-Stretching
Fairytales and Reality
We were supposed to be booked solid last week between me getting back from Cleveland and a variety of engagements throughout the week, but somehow or another, we managed to get two evenings (mostly) free. It was delightful. Last Tuesday we biked to the library. Daniel doesn't quite understand the concept of just browsing all… Continue reading Fairytales and Reality
Did I finish writing that book in December? No, no I didn't. Lest you think I was just not posting updates, I assure you I did not write another word. I cannot believe how busy this year's holidays were. I know I say that every year, but seriously! This year's Christmas in Minnesota was defined by three… Continue reading Happy 2018!
Character Development and Editing Woes
If you follow my blogger account (you know, that public facing one that technically friends and family can find if they look that I often wonder why I started at all?) then you already know what I am working on. But just in case you don't, the title of this post will tell you. Because… Continue reading Character Development and Editing Woes
Update: It has been conveyed to me via a reliable resource that I need to clarify a couple things. One: This is a giveaway just on this blog, not nationally - so if only one person comments on this post, they WILL get the e-book. If three people comment, then I will draw names between… Continue reading Book Giveaway!!
One of those days
Today is one of those days. Where nothing seems quite right, and you are out of temper though you cannot quite describe why. I feel randomly emotional, and melancholy, and altogether have a longing for something I cannot explain. Today is one of those days. I do not want to be in a city, surrounded… Continue reading One of those days