Update

Hi everyone!!

It was last week sometime that I realize… I have so not been posting on here! *insert frantic face* I am SOOO sorry!!

If you want to stay most faithfully updated, I am active on my FB Street Team and Instagram. I know that I had originally started this blog as an “off-FB” type of street team… but it has been too hard to juggle all of my social accounts. My sincerest apologies.

So, this lovely Friday afternoon, I shall update you all!

Slippers is in the midst of a cover reveal!! Here’s the latest…

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Each puzzle piece reveal had a quote to go with it, so either look on my blog or Instagram to see them all!

I’m about to sit down at do some serious last-edit stuff with Slippers. I don’t have a specific release date yet.

Also on the writing…

I’ve got a March goal!

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This, I’m daily (or mostly daily) updated on Instagram or FB. As of last night, I’m at 3436 of 7500! So grateful to the Lord for allowing me writing time! Oh yeah, what project? Sorry… you can’t know yet. 😉

Also on my desk is Journey of Choice. I set it aside for a few months and read a few books about how to write a NOVEL (who knew? It’s way different than writing a novella). I was going to focus on it for March, but then I remembered Slippers. That’s kind of important to get out there soonish. 😉

So, that’s me and my writing! What have you been up to lately? Any goals for March?

Black Friday Deals!

Y’all know me. I love any excuse for free things and discounts. 😉 So, it’s Black Friday. Let’s just throw on the fun! 😀 I’m joining several other Indie Christian authors with discounted books and free eBooks. Hop on over to see what all we have (disclaimer: I have not read all of these authors so cannot endorse them all).
A few of mine are ONLY FREE TODAY! So you have to get them fast!

 

 

And these are free/discounted for the weekend until Cyber Monday.

– For $0.99 –
– FREE –

Grab yourself some copies, then spread the news! 🙂

Also, my paperback books are discounted. 

Here are the links:

Apply the discount code E42CX3RT for $2 off each paperback book!

 

Waiting for the Flowers

It happens almost every time. I write a book, and then wham! The Lord uses the very words *I* wrote to speak to me — at a much-needed time! I find it amusingly awesome. 🙂

For Befriending the Beast, the theme is one of hope, trust, and waiting. As I was editing it, I realized one scene that held a message that I needed.

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“Did these roses bloom as soon as you and your mother planted them?” Percy’s voice was next to Belle. Without looking, she knew that he knelt beside her. “Or were you that impatient little girl, dragging her mama here every morn to search for buds?”

The tears finally emerged. Percy had watched her grow up. Of course he remembered those days of impatience.

“Did you stop watering and nurturing the rosebushes just because you didn’t see flowers?”

Belle shook her head and gave up on pretending to weed.

“Nay. Just like it takes time with flowers, it takes time for the Spirit’s work. And you cannot give up ‘watering and nurturing’ because things aren’t happening as quickly as you’d like them to.”

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Wherever the Lord has you today, keep trusting in Him, waiting for Him, and following Him!

“And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.”
Galatians 6:9

Questions for “Befriending the Beast”

Some more things for you to help me with! 🙂

1 – I’m thinking about doing a fun “Q&A” video as part of my book release for “Befriending the Beast.” I could think up a bunch of questions to ask, but why not have someone ask questions — you know, more “for real?” So, did you have any questions about “Befriending the Beast,” how I wrote it, got ideas, researched, anything?

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2 – For one of my books, Alicia Ruggieri suggested doing discussion questions. I’ve just never been a step-ahead enough to do that, but I’d like to do them for “Befriending the Beast.” For those of you who have read it, what are some things that stood out to you that might be good for readers to discuss and really ponder?

Discussion Questions

Book Trailer! (for “Befriending the Beast”)

When I first saw someone’s book trailer, I was like, “Okay, whatever.” But, I have to admit, this one was super fun to make! I’m really excited to share just one more glimpse of Belle’s story with you!
And now, going beyond my exuberance with my upcoming release, I’d like to hear from you: what is your favorite fairy tale retelling?

Become an influencer for “Befriending the Beast”

I’m getting things pulled together for my newest novella’s release (“Befriending the Beast” — a Beauty and the Beast non-magical retelling with a twist). This means … beta-readers, reviewers, cover-reveals, and blog tours! 🙂 I’m just gathering info right now, but I have dates and deadlines on the form to give you an idea of when everything’s happening (Lord willing). Sign up if you’re interested!
 
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“Befriending the Beast” on Pinterest

I have discovered how amazingly helpful Pinterest is for writers! Seriously, I am more of a visual learner, so when it comes to describing people, places, and things, being able to LOOK at pictures helps me tremendously!!

No, I’m not infatuated with my “Befriending the Beast” story (okay, maybe I am a little stoked about it…) anyway, I thought you Pinterest lovers would like to see a little of the “behind the scenes” work of the story. Where I get my inspiration from. Because I like lovely pictures! Hop on over and check out “Befriending the Beast’s” Pinterest board!

Beauty and the Beast with a twist | My WIP Reveal

I’m super excited to reveal a little more about my current WIP–and even more excited to have everyone play a game with me!! “Befriending the Beast” was supposed to be a short story. First draft (very, very rough draft) was 19 Microsoft Word pages, 7,800 words. Yesterday in the edits, I added 1,000 words and am adding more plot depth. How many of you want to guess how long this “short story” will end up being? I have no clue what the right answer will be until it’s finished. But it’s fun to guess, isn’t it? And added to that, if your guess is close to the end result I’ll send you a paperback!!! Ready… Set… Guess!!

 

Guess how many words