NaNoWriMo: 4 Week Update (Final one!)

Yes, it's the last week of Nano, the last Wednesday of NaNo, and today is the penultimate DAY of NaNo. And I'm a winner! YES! I did it! I completed 50,000 words in a month. Two years in a row. Pretty cool. This last week went pretty well until I hit a major editing wall … Continue reading NaNoWriMo: 4 Week Update (Final one!)

Book Review: Gospel Centered Mom by Brooke McGlothlin

What the book is about:  This nonfiction book is an exploration of parenting, specifically mothering, from the point of view of the gospel. Its easy for a mother to think of all kinds of things we think our kids need from us and all the ways we must be perfect as ourselves to meet those … Continue reading Book Review: Gospel Centered Mom by Brooke McGlothlin

Meet the Author: Crystal MM Burton

As I've delved more deeply into this writing and authoring thing, I've found something quite similar to running. Many are very, very welcoming and it's like being part of this world-wide club. "I'm a writer." "Ooohhhhh!! ME TOO!" *instant friends* On my blog, once a month, I will be featuring one of these new writing … Continue reading Meet the Author: Crystal MM Burton

Writing Prompt: Animal Kingdom

It's Friday! This week I have a fun little short story for you based off a picture I took a few days ago. Enjoy! If you'd like to play along, write up your own version of what's happening in this picture and leave it in the comments or link back from your blog. I'd love … Continue reading Writing Prompt: Animal Kingdom

What I’m Reading: His Majesty’s Dragon by Naomi Novik

What the book is about: His Majesty's Dragon follows the story of Laurence and his new dragon, Temeraire, who he acquired as an egg when his ship captures a French frigate. The two are swept into a new world of aerial dragon combat, away from the prestige of the Navy and into the disrespected world … Continue reading What I’m Reading: His Majesty’s Dragon by Naomi Novik

Poetry: Lost at Sea

It's Friday! This is the day where I share excerpts, short stories, poetry, or other bits of my writing with you.  In my writing group, Author's Tale, we had a mini-poetry prompt, Lost at Sea, and we were challenged to write a poem based on that theme.  When we went to Chicago a few months … Continue reading Poetry: Lost at Sea

NaNoWriMo: 1 week update

Hey Everybody! One week of NaNoWriMo is over already! I've been disciplining myself to write every day, and as of yesterday, I am entirely caught up with the recommended word count in order to win NaNo, which if you don't remember, is achieving 50,000 words. I tipped over 11,000 words yesterday and these are some … Continue reading NaNoWriMo: 1 week update

Book review (AND GIVEAWAY): Sunlight Burning at Midnight: a memoir by Jessica Ronne

Another giveaway! How exciting! I know! But first, the book. What the book is about:  Sunlight Burning at Midnight is the memoir of Jessica Ronne, mother of eight. She documents her journey through several harrowing years of her life, which include a terminal diagnosis for one of her unborn children and another for her husband. … Continue reading Book review (AND GIVEAWAY): Sunlight Burning at Midnight: a memoir by Jessica Ronne