To Save the Shire

WARNING: This post contains excessive Lord of the Rings content guaranteed to make your day better. 😉 If you’re like me, looking at the state of our world right now can be pretty overwhelming. And, unfortunately, it’s easy to become jaded and callous as a result. I don’t ever want to stop finding wonder andContinue reading “To Save the Shire”

I Want to do NaNoWriMo This Year . . . I Think.

It’s that time of year again. Harvesting corn, canning tomatoes, making applesauce (from the early apples) . . . In between training a new puppy, learning a new language, managing a blog . . . oh, and writing. I mean, I am a writer. In all seriousness, Fate of a Prince’s first draft is finished,Continue reading “I Want to do NaNoWriMo This Year . . . I Think.”

The Jolly Genre Jubilee Tag

I stole this tag from Chelsea because it looked so fun. So without further ado . . . What is your favorite genre of fiction to write?Fantasy. (Just get used to me saying fantasy a lot.) It’s my all-time favorite genre. What genre would you NEVER get caught writing? . . .EVER.Horror. Like, if youContinue reading “The Jolly Genre Jubilee Tag”

A Beautiful Discovery . . .

One morning, I woke up early, around 5:15, and I didn’t want to fall back asleep for fear I would oversleep. So, after lying there for a while, debating what would keep me awake for the next forty-five minutes, I got up and started writing. And I have done the same every morning since then.Continue reading “A Beautiful Discovery . . .”

Finding Confidence After Defeat

I was a 17-year-old passionate about service dogs. More than anything, I wanted to be an assistance dog trainer. People like Bonnie Bergen were my heroes. I planned to attend the certificate program at Bergen University. So what happened? I witnessed a conflict between a service dog handler and a store manager in which theContinue reading “Finding Confidence After Defeat”

The Role of Music in My Writing

I thought it was high time I did a blog post on this topic, since music is currently playing a bigger role than ever in my writing. Coincidentally, my appreciation and ear for music has also increased since I began creating music videos and listening to a much wider variety of songs. So, what roleContinue reading “The Role of Music in My Writing”

Is There Such a Thing as Reader’s Block?

Confession: I haven’t finished reading a single book in at least two years. 🤦‍♀️ It’s true. For some reason, I just couldn’t sit down and finish reading anything. Maybe this was in some weird way connected to the fact that I also wasn’t finishing Promised Land, even though it was ready. Writer’s block. Reader’s block (shh,Continue reading “Is There Such a Thing as Reader’s Block?”

Should Christians Continue to Use Social Media?

I’m taking a short break from the Promised Land posts before our release date to share something that has been weighing heavily on my heart lately. Censorship has always been an issue on social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter, but recently it seems to have escalated to a fever pitch. Christian values areContinue reading “Should Christians Continue to Use Social Media?”