Sometimes I think that writers have the lowest self-esteem of any creature on this planet. We constantly judge ourselves. We second-guess word choices, plot lines, even calling ourselves a writer. We can’t even tell others about our stories without blushing!
Now, to a certain extent, it’s natural to worry about our creations like this. I mean, seriously. A writer puts a lot into his or her novels. Who wouldn’t be worried about what others will think?
But … there’s something every author should know about writing. And today I’m going to tell you about it.
Continue reading “When Your Writing Just Isn’t Enough”
I don’t want March to be over yet. *sniffles* April is going to be super busy, and March was slightly more restful than months past (what with our spring break, having most of this week off work due to the school’s spring break, and now Easter).
On the other hand … I’m excited for April! With Camp NaNo and publishing At Her Fingertips (SQUEEEEEE!), it’s going to be packed full … but I’m going to survive! Somehow! Magically!
Now, because I can’t resist telling you one more time, the signups for the At Her Fingertips blog tour are now open! If you have a blog and would like to help me out, click here and sign up!
Continue reading “April 2018 Dares”
From the 10th through the 14th of March, we were in California. Oceanside, California, to be more exact. Actually, if we want to be 100% exact, we were on Camp Pendleton (my brother-in-law’s a Marine).
I’ve already done this before and talked about it on my blog, so when I was trying to think of a creative way to recap it all for you, I was running a blank. Until I realized something.
You need to know my opinions on Cali! So … I decided to review it! Only my review method are going to be a little … different. (And by different I mean crazy.) (And by crazy I mean please slap me in a straight jacket.) (*maniacal laugh*)
Continue reading “A Review of California”
Today it’s time for the sixth and final in a series of writing challenges in the Ardent Author’s Writing Challenge, hosted by Zielle at My Homeschool Notebook.
As I’ve said before, this is the final challenge … and though it’s nice to see a conclusion to something like this (as well as my story for this particular challenge, The Marvelous Machine), I will miss it! (This entry is gonna be a wacky one, by the way.)
Team Forest is in second place, and this round offers some major point boosters, so we can definitely fix this! Write, write, write!
Continue reading “AAWC: Challenge #6 (Finale!)”
Today it’s time for the third in a series of writing prompts in the Ardent Author’s Writing Challenge, hosted by the lovely Zielle at My Homeschool Notebook.
Like other writing challenges which I have participated in, I will be posting my entries on this blog, and … I may not always stick to the schedule. But I am today.
Team Forest is behind, but we can fix this! Write, write, write! And write well, my friends! 😉 *glares at all the other teams*
Continue reading “AAWC: Challenge #3”
Today it’s time for the first in a series of writing prompts in the Ardent Author’s Writing Challenge, hosted by the lovely Zielle at My Homeschool Notebook.
Like other writing challenges which I have participated in (at least, I think I’ve participated in one before? I don’t know …), I will be posting my entries on this blog, and … yep. That’s about all you need to know! Let the games begin!
I’m on Team Forest, and I’m so excited! Because Team Forest is gonna win! *happy dance* WHY IS WE GONNA WIN!?!?!? BECAUSE WE IS AWESOME! GO TEAM FOREST!
Yes, I am posting on Friday evening. Don’t look at me like that. There’s a deadline ….
Continue reading “AAWC: Challenge #1”
Hello, welcome to another of my posts for the 12 Days of Christmas blog party! Be sure to check out Faith’s blog every day to find more amazing posts!
Can you believe it’s only a week until Christmas? I sure can’t! Time has been flying all of 2017 for me, and it seems December is rushing more than usual.
One word for you, dearest December:
Continue reading “12 Days of Christmas: Favorite Movies!”
One of the most difficult things to master in the blogging world seems to be commenting on other peoples’ blog posts*.
*This is probably just me, but hey, I needed a blog post subject …
I don’t know why, but it’s hard! Even replying to comments on your own posts is hard on some levels. But on other blogs? AAAAH HELP ME.
What do you say? Do you be funny or serious? Should you comment long or keep it short? Well, that’s up to you! There’s a lot of freedom in many areas. (Hint: be yourself.) However, I do have some basis guidelines that I adhere to while commenting – either on others’ blogs or while replying to my own posts. And … today I’m sharing them with you!
Continue reading “A Guide to Commenting Etiquette”
Happy Wednesday, people reading this post (even if you’re not reading it on Wednesday)!
Yes, this is another post that’s getting out a wee bit late. Well, if you’re not in Pacific time (which most people I know online aren’t for whatever reason). Here, it’s not that late.
(Or at least I don’t think so; any time before eleven is early morning to me …)
We’re halfway through the months of November … but I haven’t reached halfway with my novel.
Nope, I’m not behind (I actually have 28,631 – haven’t written yet today, though), but I don’t feel that I’ve reached the midpoint of my novel. I … guess it’s gonna be a bit longer? No problem there. 🙂
READ ON, MA HOMIES
*deep breath* Okay. Here we go.
I know I’m going to offend a lot of my Christian friends. I might even lose some followers over it. But I feel a need to summarize all my thoughts on the subject into one, organized whole and present it up to my Christian peers (probably to be slaughtered, but oh well).
Recently, I’ve been doing a lot of thinking on Halloween. Why do I dress up and eat candy, even though many Christians say it’s evil? I decided to dig deep and figure out my reasons.
Continue reading “Why I Do Halloween”