This is a blog post I've been sitting on for a while. It's a lesson that I feel God has been teaching me over and over and over again in 2015. As I look to 2016, I wonder what new lesson(s) God will show me. Or if it will just be this same one over… Continue reading Obedience vs. Pride
So apparently when you have a blog, you're supposed to update it. Yes, yes, I get that I've slacked lately, and I can't wait to tell you why! Here's the skinny on all that's going on both past and present! My writing: The biggest news is, I'm so close to finishing my newest novel, Orphan Princess… Continue reading The New and the Old
This past weekend I had the privilege of attending the ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers) Greater Philly Conference. It was my first ever writer's conference that lasted more than a single day. I skipped the 'Early Bird Wednesday' but had three very full days of classes, appointments and worship. It was exhausting. It was costly.… Continue reading Just Write.
I have a confession to make. I am a Pantser. I didn't know I was a Pantser. I've never been a Pantser. But lo and behold, I found out this week that I've had a forty-year-old Pantser living inside me, waiting to come out! Ask anyone who knows me, and they will be able to… Continue reading Confessions of a closet Pantser
This morning my four-year-old daughter and I were in the car alone, and I decided to put on the soundtrack to Shrek Jr. the Musical. My two older daughters are currently in the production, so we've been singing the songs a lot, lately. During one particularly upbeat song, the music swelled and Fiona belted a… Continue reading Passion, writing, and a little bit of Shrek
I can totally handle any and all distractions today and will do nothing but write. This is a lie I tell myself every day. Not that I expect to do nothing but write all day, but the fact that I believe I can dodge distraction is just laughable. I'm a distractible person. I am distractor.… Continue reading Snapchats and piles of laundry
I was appalled and dismayed to see that today is the last day of the month. This could have something to do with the fact that I lost about half the month to illness, dental emergencies and ER visits, but whatev, right? The fact of the matter is, March. Is. Over. Which means 2015 is… Continue reading 2015 Goal Check-In
The time has come. I am finally ready to stop talking about getting (traditionally) published and ready to go for it. It's not something I saw in my life twenty years ago, or even fifteen, for that matter. I've always liked to write, but never considered that it might turn into something more. Even when… Continue reading Diving into the unknown
So, it never ceases to amaze me how a little time away from my writing, can make a world of difference. Each time I step away from a manuscript, I always - always - come back with better ideas, and insight I just didn't have before. Time and again, I grow frustrated with a work,… Continue reading The benefits of stepping back…
New Year's Resolutions. We all make them. We all break them. But, with a little forethought and proper planning, it is possible to aspire to a resolution that you can embrace. Let's be honest, the main reason people give up on their New Years Resolutions is because they've made their goals too grand - unattainable… Continue reading What are your writing New Year’s Resolutions?