But first, an update! I can now share two more contest results with you: I didn’t win. 😛 After I have a chance to read over my entry for the Guideposts' short story contest and retweak some things (cuz that’s what writers love to do—tweak, tweak, and more tweak), I’ll share it here. A part… Continue reading A Little Knit of This and a Little Knit of That
I mentioned in a previous post that I’ve entered my book in several contests over the last few months. Tinsel in a Tangle was the runner-up in the Selah Awards Debut Novel category (yay!), but I’m still waiting for the calendar months to flip a couple more times to find out the results of the… Continue reading Do I Trust God at His Word?
Just had to share my exciting news. So, I've entered a few book contests this year, and while the outcomes of most are still a ways off (I won't find out how I did in one until next spring!), today my heart leaped in my chest when I found an email with the word "contest" in… Continue reading Tinsel’s a Finalist!
Welcome to 2018! Have you jumped aboard the bandwagon and chosen your word for this year yet? Last year, I chose the word purposeful, because I knew I had to be just that in how I used my time to get things accomplished between all the writing-related deadlines I had on my plate. Well, I… Continue reading Joy in Discipline?
The other week, I briefly mentioned I plan to give the proceeds of Tinsel in a Tangle to a ministry that helps restore physical and spiritual health to girls rescued from sex trafficking. [Update: The specific ministry I decided to donate to is called Agape International Missions. To learn more, visit them at agapewebsite.org.] This… Continue reading I Dedicate This Book To…
Ever since I was a little girl, I wanted to become a published author before the age of forty. Never did I expect that dream to be such a thorn in my side. Having grown up in a Christian home and coming to faith in Christ at a young age, I've long understood that God… Continue reading Did You Call Me or Not?
When the words won't come.
Happy New Year! Are you sad to see the old one go? Thrilled to see this new one come? Vice versa? When I sit down and take a moment to think back over the year, 2016 was a pretty good one, but I’m hoping 2017 turns out to be even better. Last year, I had… Continue reading What’s Your Word for 2017?
...Because sometimes a Tuesday can feel like a Monday. So, here's a little ditty just for fun. I wrote this a few months ago one Saturday morning when I woke up with the first line running through my head. Have a blessed day! What Will I Do Today? Today I’ll cross swords with an… Continue reading Something Fun ‘n Flighty…
Early last month, I took the plunge and joined an online writer’s critique group, for I want/need to get unbiased opinions on my Christmas story. This group ranges in skill from beginners to experts, and one of the basic rules of thumb is to critique (or crit) two submissions from other writers before submitting your… Continue reading The Writing World: Narrow-minded and Legalistic?