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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July 2019 Writing Update

Wow, halfway through the year already! Insane! Just like this past month…   June 2019: As I mentioned in last month’s writing update, I anticipated June being absolutely busy, between working, moving, and preparing for graduate school. I did make progress in The Queen of Imagination, but due to all of my competing projects/tasks to …

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June 2019 Writing Update

Happy Summer, everyone! Here’s a brief update on the writing progress I made this past month and what I hope to accomplish in June! May 2019: All of my goals for May were met, and with a week to spare! I think I was able to make such quick strides in completing my world-building and character …

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