Birthday Adventures

I have a surprise for you all. Today is my birthday! Woohooo! Balloons and party hats and kazoos and cake! Not really. Actually, I have to go to work today, and my birthday weekend is already over. But I am a quarter-of-a-century-old today, and I felt the need to announce it. So. There you are….

9 Truths For A Writer’s Soul: Plot Holes

Okay, have any of you seen the Disney film, Moana? Excellent, excellent movie. My god sister got me hooked on the music, which I totally did not intend to like and ended up loving. Anyway, there is a scene in Moana where Moana is on the boat sailing out to sea, and she realizes her…

Weekend Adventurers

My best friend in the whole entire world is finally home. She was gone for a long time. I missed her. But now that she’s finally home and back in our beautiful tiny cabin, it has created a rather conflicting dilemma for me. A ‘I really want to hang out with you but I work…

9 Truths For A Writer’s Soul: Vision to Page

I love the idea of being an artist. Seriously. It’s one of my dreams. I would love to be able to sketch my characters, draw scenes from my world, and put at least part of my vision for my stories onto a page where I can see it. Unfortunately . . . my drawing skills…

Surprise!

My sister is finally, finally home, after traveling about like a crazy adventure woman for six months. I am so happy she’s here. Don’t get me wrong, living alone is lovely. The house is quiet, I have my own space, and—and that’s the only plus sides I can come up with right now. Now that…

9 Truths For A Writer’s Soul: First Draft

When I was eighteen, I was not the most competent person in the world. Actually, I was pretty clumsy. Which was fine, except that I had a younger brother who was good at everything. And I do mean everything. He could pick up magic tricks after two or three tries, could do a backflip on…

Finding Normal

My new morning commute is forty-five minutes. One way. Does that sound a little crazy to anyone? That means every week I am driving about 7.5 hours back and forth to work . . . not including the time spent on the road if I happen to need a trip to town on a weekend….

9 Truths For A Writer’s Soul: Learning

Does anyone else wish that there was a manual for being an adult? Like, flip to page 87 for a step-by-step, flawless instructions on how to pay taxes. Page 62 details exactly how to cultivate a healthy relationship and how to extract yourself from a toxic one. Chapter 12. Finances. Here’s how you balance a…

On Your Mark . . . Get Set . . .

Panic! No, not really. Nobody panic. Especially not me. Although I do happen to feel a little panicky right at this moment. Know why? Today is July 1st, and also the first day of my new job, working as a writing assistant for Focus on the Family. Are you shocked? I was. Also very, very…