My 10th Novel Wasn’t What I Expected…

On September 30, 2021, I hit a special milestone. I finished my 10th original novel. “Finished” used very, very loosely—there’s still a lot of editing to come. The funny thing is...I didn’t expect this book to be No. 10. I’ve been waiting to hit this milestone for nearly three years now, and I never would’ve …

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August 2021 Writing Update

I’ll admit, it’s weird to reach the start of a new academic semester and NOT have homework to do. And...no sugar coating about it, I don’t miss it. It’s SO GOOD to be done with school. Though earlier this summer I thought I’d start up my monthly schedule writing updates again, I’m just going to …

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Lessons from Over a Decade of Writing

I usually mark my birthmonth (August) with a reflective post about personal life. While the season of transition from graduate school into a full-time job certainly merits a robust personal reflection, I’m not quite ready to try and put into words all that I’m thinking and learning right now. Instead, I wanted to take a …

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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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Foolish Musings: Reflections on Our Company of Fools, 5 Years Later

Our Company of Fools by Madelynn Orion is now available on Amazon here. For more information about the book, see here. * It’s here, it’s here! On the day of its fifth anniversary, Our Company of Fools is released to the world! When I first held the proof copy of my book, I cried, “It’s …

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Reading Recap: 2020

Against the odds of graduate school’s rigor and demand, I’ve actually read books for fun this year! Some of the books I’ve read were old favorites of mine I took the time to revisit: The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis, Madeleine L’Engle’s Time Quintet, and The Mysterious Benedict Society series by Trenton Lee …

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The History of Writing Our Company of Fools

Reminiscing about the past often points me to the work the Lord has done in my life and all the good that has happened, often in spite of (or even because of) the bad. As I thought back on the history of how Our Company of Fools came to be—which was full of highs and …

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