Thanks so much to my faithful followers who have continued to read and share this blog! I created this blog to be a joy for me and for my audience, but it was becoming a burden. Between my novel writing, my part-time job at a publishing company, and chores (yay for adulting!), my blog couldn't … Continue reading The Wait is Over!
For those of you who don't know, I've decided to take on the genre of Christian dystopian fiction. Dystopian fiction is based on a world or society where everything has gone wrong. Think 1984, A Handmaid's Tale, or The Hunger Games. They're all set at some uncertain time in the future (well, except for 1984, but it was … Continue reading Hope Against the Hopeless
Lately, I've been doing a lot of reading. By reading, I can learn from other writers' techniques, and can try to figure out why they are published and I am not. Last week, I reread Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, not only because it was free on Kindle Unlimited, but also because JK Rowling is … Continue reading I Could Never Write Like That!
Self-editing, accountability, and reading your manuscript over and over again. #amwriting #wip #bookupdate #christfic
This past weekend on the reNEW writer's retreat, I had hoped to tell everyone that my novel was finished and it was in the hands of a literary agent. However, two weeks before the retreat, I read a book called Plot and Structure by James Scott Bell that made me reconsider my whole plot. After … Continue reading The Soothing Pain of Rejection
Having worked as a freelance writer and editor now for three months, I can say I'm finally a novice at this! Much of freelance work and working from home is discipline and determination. I thank God that I have both of these gifts, or else I would never be able to do this. I also … Continue reading 4 Myths & 1 Truth of Freelance Working From Home
When you first get married, you think that you will always agree with your husband. Let's pop that bubble right now: You're going to disagree, and it will probably be messy. I can only speak from a woman's perspective, but I was taught that my wedding day would be the greatest day of my life, … Continue reading Make Your Own Dream
I dedicate my first novel, and every novel after it, to the girl who believed I would write one thousand books one day.
This book has been a journey that has taken a lot longer than the perfectionist in me has expected! I have finally finished editing my third rewrite. The editing involved taking the 80,000 words I had written and seeing what fit into the plot of my book, what needed to be cut, and what needed … Continue reading Book Update: You Can Help!
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