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2017: Forward

2017: Forward

Last year was an interesting year.  At the start of the year, I chose Courage as my word for the year. I had no idea how God would use that word in my life. I thought it was my “writing” word, but it turns out I used it on a personal level. We started using … Continue reading

Adrift: How God Rescued Me

Do you feel unsure of your purpose? Adrift in a boat and tossed here and there by waves. I’ve been there. Life is hard. It’s filled with decisions needing to be made and at times, you can only pray you make the right choices. God doesn’t give us a roadmap. Instead, he calls us to … Continue reading

Courage: 2016

Courage: 2016

Last year I started thinking about a special word for the year after God impressed on my heart that it would be a year for overcoming, I was struggling with my writing about this time last year. To the point, I questioned if I would still be sane when I was finished. Learning to write … Continue reading

Here we go: ACFW 2015 Writer’s Conference

In a few short days, I’ll load up my car and drive to Dallas with a few of my favorite writer friends.  For four days, we will talk: writing, characters, books, plotting, publishing, and probably agents. I’m so excited and thankful for this opportunity to attend the American Christian Fiction Writer’s Conference. This is the … Continue reading

Sometimes the answer is… Not Yet.

Sometimes the answer is… Not Yet.

A month ago I received a call that I was Genesis semi-finalist. It was a time of great celebration since a Genesis award is considered one of the highest awards for unpublished authors in Christian fiction. Joy threw me into hyperdrive as I jumped into new edits on my work-in-progress. Over the next month, I … Continue reading

ACFW Conference

A fellow writer, Laurie Tomlinson, is hosting a pre-ACFW mixer on her blog. You answer the following questions, then link it to her blog.  It’s a fun way for writers to get to know each other before the conference. Some of you may be asking yourself… ACFW.. what?  It’s the American Christian Fiction Writer’s Conference, … Continue reading

Summer is here/ Family Update

I apologize for being so quiet on here. School let out for the summer and I suddenly found my free time consumed by swimming lessons, play dates, painting, and vacation planning.  Trust me, I’m not complaining. I love this time of year.  My kids are home which means they are allowed the privilege of helping me … Continue reading

“My Writing Process” Blog Tour

Mary Hamilton invited me to participate on this blog tour.  I met Mary two years ago, when we drove to Dallas together for my first ACFW conference. Mary was incredibly sweet about answering my many questions on the 4 1/2 hour drive.  Shortly after the conference Mary landed her first book deal for her book … Continue reading

51,590 = Success!

I started out this month with a personal challenge. I joined a group of fellow writers and set a goal of writing 50,000 words before November 30th. This a yearly challenge called NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month).  This was the first time I participated, but with both kids in school, it seemed like the perfect … Continue reading