NaNoWriMo 2k19

NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month for those of you who don’t know) is ‘write’ around the corner!

(FYI, that pun was 1000% intended)

A few months ago, I announced my new project, Oops. I have done a lot of planning for this literary-masterpiece-to-be, but not very much writing. As everyone knows, writers spend very little time actually writing. Observe this highly accurate pie-chart:

credit: From The Write Angle

With college, a job, and a social life (pfffft), can you really blame me? However, in the month of November, I have pledged to work my butt off and write this first draft! You can follow my NaNo journey here.

I don’t have a *real* blub written up yet, but here is a really crappy one that get’s the point across:

Low-key (okay high-key) rebellious Christian teen becomes pregnant. Said teen must then deal with the struggles of self-forgiveness, judgment, pregnancy, and the meaning of true love.

Any support (especially in the form of a large Dunkin iced coffee, cream and sugar, with caramel and pumpkin swirl) would be greatly appreciated!

NEW BOOK

Hi!! I’m so hyped to be officially annoucing a new story in the works! This will be my first ever FULL-LENGTH novel! At this point, I’m not sure whether I will self-publish this one or go the traditional publishing route. Take a look below to see the work-in-progress cover and blurb!

Oops

Eloise “Ellie” Ainsley was your stereotypical, “goody-two-shoes” Christian teenager – she never swore, always dressed modestly, and owned at least two bible verse tee-shirts. But all that changes when, after a big lapse of judgment, Ellie discovers she’s pregnant.

Despite the many changes happening in her present, she can’t help but think back to the past. How can God forgive her for what she did if she can barely forgive herself?

Follow Ellie as she deals with strange looks, self-forgiveness, 2-am cravings, and the undeniable fact that her life is no longer just about her. Then again, was it ever supposed to be?

I’m not sure on the release date yet, so I’ll keep you all updated! Cannot WAIT for you all to meet Eloise and hear her story.

Speaking at my Library!

I am SO excited to announce that I will be speaking at my local library, the Girard Free Library, to kids and teens about writing and self-publishing!! This is such a huge opportunity for me to share how God has blessed me… I hope that I can impart some of my knowledge to other teen writers in my community.

I will be speaking at the Girard Free Library at 6pm on August 8th. Come down and hear my presentation aimed at aspiring kid and teen authors! Find out more here!

Additionally, I am looking to publish an anthology showcasing the work of young writers in Girard, Ohio!* You don’t have to attend my talk at the library to submit your writing, but I would love to see you there!

Submit your piece(s) HERE!

*You must be living in Girard, Ohio and be going into grades K-12 to submit your writing

eBook + New Project Underway

Hi there! It’s been awhile. Since December, my bangs have grown out and I’ve turned 18. A lot of other things have happened, but I have more important and current things to announce!

Firstly, I’m excited to say that “protect her” is now available on Amazon Kindle and Kindle Unlimited (at the bottom of this post, enjoy a small preview)!

If you want to read the story of Charlotte and her sister on your Kindle, click here. If you like it (or if you don’t), leave me a review!

Now, onto my second announcement! Awhile back, I started plotting and planning a new, full length novel. Well, a lot of progress has been made and I have outlined the whole story!

This is unusual for me, considering that in a lot of my writing (including protect her) I don’t plan ahead. My stories were found along the way. Michelangelo once said, “I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.”. In my past when I wrote, I would see hazy outlines of so many angels and write and write and write to release them from their marble prisons. Sometimes, like with my novelette, I free them and help them stand tall and regal. Most of the time, though, they come out with their noses too big or with the proportions off.

With this story, I decided that before I began hacking at the formless block of marble, I’ve had to get to know the marble and figure out exactly what it wants to be.

Currently I’m at “date the marble” stage. Before you know it, I’ll be the marble and we will have a novel in the works. Stay happy, watch SpongeBob, and download my eBook!

Peace! <3

Check out a small preview of protect her below: