June 2021 Writing Update

The monthly writing updates are back, and with TWO exciting announcements! First, a brief life update: I graduated with my master’s degree in May and started my first fulltime job earlier this week. I’m so excited to be done with school, and hope to replace evening homework time with daily writing. I’m setting a goal …

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An Overdue Writing Update – March 2021

Long time, no post! Honestly, I haven’t had much time to write, and when I’ve had the time I’ve lacked a lot of motivation and energy to do so. Grad school is as demanding as ever, even in the last semester, and I was in a wedding last month, which meant I tried to get …

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May 2020 Writing Update

It’s hard for me to even know how to write this writing update. I’m in a period of questioning my writing vocation, so this month’s post will be less about progress/goals and more reflection/processing. I should start by saying that I did not meet my April goal of editing Our Company of Fools. However, this …

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February 2020 Writing Update

I’m back with monthly writing updates! As a response to my indecision in January, I’ve decided to proceed with Leah Pool’s saga. At the moment, I’m doing that by (slowly) reading through the existing drafts I wrote of the immediate sequel, Onward to Tryon. Similar to the reoutlining approach I used for The Queen of …

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I’m Still a Writer

I didn’t write a single new book in 2019. Sure, I did edit two different novels. I created and plotted a whole new series. And this isn’t the first year I haven’t written a new novel. I didn’t complete a new one in 2017 either, and, in fact, I made more writing progress this past …

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I’ll Be Home for Christmas…But What is “Home”?

Home has always been a complicated concept for me. Moving to new places every few years was a constant given for our family during my childhood. Because of that transience, I often longed for the days when I would be able to settle in one place for a long time. In particular, I dreamed of …

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September 2019 Writing Update

Fall is on the horizon and I can’t wait for the weather to get chillier! But, seeing as Texas is still in the upper 90s, I might have to wait a long time… Other than the colder weather, Fall also brings back two of my favorite things: football and school. Speaking of school, you might …

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Hello, This is Me: Year 22

As I type this, I’m sipping my morning cup of coffee. It’s a daily occurrence for me, usually followed up by another cup in the early afternoon. The morning cup I usually have over (or after) a dive into God’s incredible Word. I like to save the afternoon cup for writing time. I entered my …

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August 2019 Writing Update

How is it already August?! In spite of my disbelief for how quickly time flies, this post’s delay actually isn’t because I lost track of the time. I wanted to give my Gap Year post (read it here) some space before posting again, and I honestly didn’t know if I’d get to writing this by …

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Outlining, Writing, and the Author of Everything

Christians and the Creative Writing Process, Part 4  “All things came into being through Him [Christ], and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being.” – John 1:3 (NASB) “Then beginning with Moses and with all the prophets, He [Jesus] explained to them the things concerning Himself in all the Scriptures.” …

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