It's a funny feeling, being this close to having my first book officially launched and out in the world. I'm pretty giddy. And I do weird things when I'm giddy, like making odd faces even when I don't know it. My mind has gone to another place--I'm barely present. I'd make a good zombie for … Continue reading Only 5 more days!
Well, friends, it's happening. I've dragged myself through parts of this process, and I've skipped like a giddy schoolgirl through other parts, but I'm so close to having everything ready that I can practically taste all the wintery flavours I've jam-packed into this book. I can't wait for the world to have it, I can't … Continue reading Funny Story
Who has two thumbs and is almost ready to publish a book? That joke would work a lot better if you could see me. What a whirlwind 2020 has turned out to be so far! Can anyone relate? Oh wait, yes, of course you can, because we’ve ALL been trapped at home for months. So, … Continue reading Nearing the Finish Line
Here's another update, swooping in at you from the gross off-white soggy-cloud skies that have been keeping the sun captive for way too long. Sunshine would be nice. So would being allowed to go outside in general. I knew it was going to be a challenge to finish writing my book this year, and to … Continue reading A Merry Christmas to all, and to all…oh, whatever. Just read my book.
Is it just me, or when a parent decides to set out and do something non-kid related, it's that exact moment all your kids decide to wind up and hoof you in the teeth? It's as if they're unanimously agreeing, "How dare you think of anything on this planet apart from us?" My kids are … Continue reading Writing A Book With Kids (WABWK)
Not every book I write has the fundamentals of my faith interwoven into the fabric of the story. In fact, most of the novels I write are just cool stories. For my debut, however, I wanted to choose one that hit a little closer to home. Yes, I’m going to attempt to publish a book … Continue reading Into the Publishing World and onto the Shelf
Straight up, I have a lot of books. That shouldn't come as much of a surprise to many of you. At Christmas, most of my presents are fresh printer-and-ink-smelling rectangles in tacky Christmas wrap, simply because I make it easy for my husband to guess what I want by constantly adding a pile of Marissa … Continue reading Can I be in your Shelfie?
Yes, it's been a little while since we've talked. But I have good reasons, well, at least I think they are pretty good. After the Set Free Worship Conference I needed to take a big exhale and just let everything come back to me before I shared some of the amazing stuff that God did. … Continue reading NaNoWriMo
Dreams. Dreamy dreams. Dreaming of dreamy dreams. We all have that one dream, the one that never goes away, even if life provides a heaping pile of lofty distractions. Occasionally something reminds us of it and we pause to go back to dreamland for a moment. We let out a long dramatic sigh and for … Continue reading A Glimpse of Rome Through Geeky Glasses
There was an eerie whistle coming off the fields; its source was unknown. Only vacant emptiness hung over the green wheaties for miles. The sky was a dull grey, creeping over the landscape like it was its own life form. All seemed...ugh what is that horrendous smell? Manure season. That's what. What a wretched time … Continue reading Poop Happens. So grab a shovel and deal with it.