Writing A Musical: Blog Series

I know I need a major update here, but there are so many things going on! In the meantime, you can check out a blog series my husband and I are writing over at The Faithful Troubadour blog about Writing a Musical: http://bit.ly/WriteAMusicalConcepts

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The 365 Writing Club

This is why I love this group so much! Such an encouraging post from fellow writer George McNeese. Be sure to check out his blog and if you are an aspiring author, be sure to find a group where you can be encouraged and picked up when you feel beaten.

via The 365 Writing Club: Reflections on an “Awesome” Year

Two Birds, One Stone

Yesterday, I won NaNoWriMo. 50k in 19 days.

Today, I finished the rough draft for Colors to Stars, (which is going to need a real title soon), totally at 73,056 words.

It is bittersweet to finish a project, especially one that has had so much of my heart in it. But it has been a very good journey so far, and especially in these past couple of days of writing I’ve had a lot of great personal insights. Some encouraging, but mostly convicting.

I’ve realized there are things I have been holding on to, thinking that they might help heal so many wounds. I’ve discovered that these things, which I explore in this novel, some times give temporary relief, or satisfcation, but they always demand more. And the price they require is great, one I am not willing to pay.Read More »