Writing life

Life Doesn’t Have a Roadmap

I wish life had a roadmap or a list of instructions. But it doesn’t.I’m scared of the uncertain, of the unknown. I’m scared of making mistakes or the wrong decision.But if I knew everything that was going to happen, or everything I needed to do, life would lose some of its wonder. And I wouldn’t… Continue reading Life Doesn’t Have a Roadmap

Writing, Writing life

Dealing with Plot Bunnies

Do you struggle with plot bunnies?I do. 😅 New story ideas love to pop into my head all the time. Some are better than others, of course. But frequently getting new story ideas means that I have to fight to stay focused on my current WIP. Here are some of the ways that I deal… Continue reading Dealing with Plot Bunnies

Writing life

Storyteller, Don’t Give Up

You were given your stories for a reason. This post is honestly just a reminder for myself. But I figured I’d post it here. Because maybe you need to hear it too. You were given your stories for a reason. Your imagination was made just the way it was by the perfect Creator. He designed… Continue reading Storyteller, Don’t Give Up

Writing life

Editing: Love it or Dread it?

Let’s talk about editing—and our mindset towards it. For years, I felt dread at the thought of editing a book. It seemed like a massive, daunting task—and editing is. I mean, it’s not easy. But I think the writing community maybe needs to change how we talk about editing. Part of the reason I was… Continue reading Editing: Love it or Dread it?

Random, Writing

Your Words Have Power

Your words carry weight. We all know the phrase, “the pen is mightier than the sword.” And what do pens do? They write words. Words, both spoken and written, have power. They can build up. They can tear down. They can encourage and inspire. They can depress and crush us. Don’t underestimate the power of… Continue reading Your Words Have Power

Uncategorized, Writing

Write Knowing that You’ll Edit

What is a piece of writing advice that you love? I don’t know if someone actually said this, or if it is something I can up with, or if it’s a combination of advice, but one piece of advice that I find especially freeing for me in writing is this: Write knowing you’re going to… Continue reading Write Knowing that You’ll Edit

Writing, Writing life

_____ Is Hard

Recently, I finished my first read-through of Brontide and started my first round of content (big picture) edits. Today, I hit the "I can't do this" wall. The problems feel overwhelming. I'm not sure if any of my ideas of how to fix them are any good. At my current speed, it seems like I'll… Continue reading _____ Is Hard

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January Recap

I joined the Havok Hive at the beginning of January! The Hive is the volunteer staff who help run Havok. I'm in the marketing division, so helping run the social media and designing the graphics we use. I'm really enjoying getting to be a part of the staff. And in other Havok news, I'll have two more… Continue reading January Recap

Writing, Writing life

Writing Light

Light and darkness. It’s something I think about as a Christian writer. We live in a sinful world. We live in darkness. And we need light. We need a Savior. We need the Light of the World. Stories are a unique way of communicating truths to a person and making them think about something. As… Continue reading Writing Light