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!
I guest posted on Crystal Twaddell's Made to Brave blog this week about depression during the holidays. Unfortunately, it is a sad reality that more people are depressed/suicidal/anxious during this time of the year than any other time. As I've said before, depression and anxiety go hand in hand. Anxiety is high energy fear of the … Continue reading The Worst Kept Secret: Depression
Self-editing, accountability, and reading your manuscript over and over again. #amwriting #wip #bookupdate #christfic
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
Although my fear of failure is slowly dissipating, these last couple of weeks, I've realized that I have a fear even deeper than my fear of failure. I have a fear of success.
If you can't control your anxiety, your anxiety will control you.
It's no coincidence that I have anxiety and I love to write. When I'm anxious, I could spend hours writing in my journal, processing my thoughts, making sense of the world around me. I can articulate my emotions and better communicate them to people when I write. As a result, I'm able to maintain my … Continue reading Write Down to Calm Down
In modern English, hope has become an empty word. For example, when one says, "I hope everything works out," there is no substance behind those words. The hope is not based on facts, circumstances, or even prayers! Therefore, when Paul says Love always hopes, what does he mean? I love learning other languages, so I'm thankful for … Continue reading Where is Hope Found?
Fear is normal, and everyone experiences fear at one point or another. What should we do when we can't shake the fear? Do it scared.
My husband gave me the book Called to Create by Jordan Raynor as an anniversary gift. I heard about the book through a YouVersion Bible plan that the Call to Create team had written about C. S. Lewis. This four-day devotional inspired me to want to read more about Christian creatives who were using their gifts to honor … Continue reading A Reminder of my Call