NaNoWriMo 2017 was a success. Of course, my dear friend Whiskey Black and I spent most of the last 48 hours racing to that finish line with word sprints and wine… But we both hit 50K on time. I started something brand new with NaNoWriMo this year because I’ve grown so tired of editing When … More A New Story is Afoot
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I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. In Spy of Richmond by Jocelyn Green, Sophie Kent is a young Southern heiress living in Richmond, Virginia during the Civil War. She’s a Union sympathizer trying to do her part to end slavery. Though she owns slaves, they were willed to … More Book Review: Spy of Richmond by Jocelyn Green
*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.* His Last Words – A 7-Week Bible Study of John 13-17 by Kim Erickson In all honesty, I’m not big on Bible Studies. I don’t usually like structured thinking or being told what and how to think, but author Kim Erickson takes … More Book Review: His Last Words
Crap. Valentine’s Day is in like two days and I have put almost no thought to what I’m going to give my husband this year. I can’t say I didn’t think about it at all because I just did. Just now. We just celebrated our ninth anniversary on December 31. We have two boys and … More When Valentine’s Feels Like a Chore
(Photo credits: Target.com, Uncommongoods.com, and englishteastore.com) A stackable mug that says “You’re my person” in gold font. Pair it with a gold teaspoon, add a box of their favorite tea or coffee, and a gift card to their favorite bookstore. One of these literary candles could score you a few extra bonus points, too. … More 11 Not-So-Conventional Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas
Here’s the thing: Depression is a thing. It’s real. It’s a sneaky little bastard that can grow into a malevolent monster when you least expect it – even during the holidays. The worst part? Its attacks go unnoticed by your friends and family a huge percentage of the time. Why? There is this stigma attached … More What You Need to Know About Depression Even if it Doesn’t Affect You
It’s almost that time. 12:01 AM November 1, 2016: NaNoWriMo officially kicks off! What is NaNoWriMo? National Novel Writing Month! It’s a mad dash to 50,000 new words in just 30 days. Doable? ABSOLUTELY. Fun? OH, YES. Over the last month, a few monumental things have happened. First, I finished school. SCHOOL. Not just class … More October 31 Update
Happy May! It’s short & sweet; read the next chapter here.
I’ve been reading a lot of Shakespeare lately (though I was reading Much Ado About Nothing, The Tempest, and Coriolanus before class began, most of it is now due to my LIT319 class – which happens to be my absolute favorite class to date). One of my favorites of his plays is Henry V, so … More Plot Bunnies & How to Trap Them