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?

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

Writing, Writing life

You Need a Writing Community

We all, to an extent, have the mental image of a writer tucked away in some sort of amazing writing nook, writing away with a keyboard, typewriter, or quill pen while drinking copious amounts of tea or coffee. They're just writing a book by themselves in their own little world. After all, isn't that the… Continue reading You Need a Writing Community

Updates, Writing

Writing Update! (June-October)

So... I just realized that while I've been keeping my newsletter list up to date with a monthly writing recap, I haven't done a writing update on the blog for a long time. Sorry... But anyways, here's a quick summary of what happened in my writing life June-October! June: I had the goal of drafting… Continue reading Writing Update! (June-October)

Announcements, Writing, Writing life

I’m Doing NaNoWriMo + A Tiny Bit about My New Book

I'm doing NaNoWriMo again this year! (If you don't know what NaNo is, here's a post I did a couple years ago about it) This will be my fourth NaNoWriMo and my sixth novel. And I'm taking a completely new approach to writing it.  In the past, I have always outlined my novel. My outlines… Continue reading I’m Doing NaNoWriMo + A Tiny Bit about My New Book