I haven't been posting nearly as often as I should. I've been working on my novel. Lately, I've discovered that I'm really good at writing words, but what my readers want is quality words strung together into a beautiful narrative. And hey, by the way, I know I normally write non-fiction on here, but if … Continue reading Busy seasons in your marriage
I met Alicia Yost through a mutual friend from ReNEW (Retreat for New England Writers and Speakers). When Alicia came to ReNEW this year, we connected right away. I enjoyed hearing her stories and her heart behind her writing. As I learned during that weekend, people don't care about what your book is about; they … Continue reading Onward
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
I have been working on my book for four years now, and it pains me to say that I have begun my FOURTH rewrite. A book by me will be published eventually, I promise. I'd rather have a well-polished book published in five years than a thrown-together book published in five months. Every time I … Continue reading “Plot & Structure”: A Game Changer and Life Saver
I dedicate my first novel, and every novel after it, to the girl who believed I would write one thousand books one day.
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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!
The book "The Power of a Praying Wife" has given me insight about how to pray for my husband better.
The office where I work has a collection of books that the senior staff believed will help encourage us and strengthen us in our jobs. I was interested to find a book by Gary Haugen, the founder of International Justice Mission, among the pile. One of my friends works for IJM, so I was excited … Continue reading Just Courage: From Safe to Brave
I needed encouragement and my book needed a storyline. At reNEW, God gave me both.