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What We Need

 Happy Wednesday!  I know I missed a post last week and this post is late today. The first time since last August that I haven't posted at least once in a week. But oh wells. My brain was both busy and empty at the same time last week and it's sort of feeling the same way this week. I'm blaming stress over a final project and paper due in the next two weeks on my lack of inspiration.  This post is going to be pretty much a rant. I needed something to do with everything I was feeling on Tuesday night and it all kind of got brain dumped into this post. So, I hope you get something out of it and that it all makes sense haha  I've been feeling really worn down and tired lately about everything going on. There's bad stuff happening in our world, things that aren't being reported on the news, things a lot of people don't know or care about. It's frustrating and tiring. I'm tired of wearing a mask even though our mask mandate is over, I'm tired of havin
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On Resting and Refilling the Well

 Happy Wednesday!  So, I gotta start by saying... I passed my driving skills test last Thursday!! I officially have my driver's license! It's been a long time coming. I got to a point a while ago where I just thought I'll never be able to get it. I'll never get my license. I'll never feel comfortable driving a car. But here I am. I'm still not 100% comfortable behind the wheel, but I'm getting there. It's made me realize that sometimes all we can do is work at our own pace. Even if it's the pace of a snail. When we get to that end result it's sweeter than if we had gotten what we wanted right when we wanted it. I'm so thankful to God for getting me this far and for being with me every step of the way. I really don't think I would have gotten to where I am with driving and passed without Him.  Anyways... with that said... I don't really know what to write this week. It's Tuesday, literally the day before Wednesday and I'm just

March Monthly Wrap Up

Happy Wednesday and final day of March!  I love when the last days of the month line up with Wednesdays, so I can post a monthly wrap up literally the day before the month ends. Anyone else enjoying the warmer weather, but not enjoying the Daylight Savings? I feel like it hit me extra hard this year haha I have had such a hard time getting up in the morning, which is annoying since I feel like I got into a good rhythm of waking up at the same time every day. But anyways! Onto a writing update!  Writing: I finished the first draft of book 5 of The Archive Series this month!! It's still crazy to think about and also so exciting! I finished it at the very end of my birthday week too! So, every book in some way, shape or form in the series is finished! That Sunday when I finished it, I literally sat at my laptop for most of the day feeling stunned and unsure what to do next because I couldn't believe I just typed The End. I also almost cried because I'm gonna miss writing abou

How to Finish a Book Series

Happy Wednesday!  As I finished writing the final book in The Archive Series, I found myself thinking about what makes an ending a good ending. How do I finish out a story well? I wish I had asked myself this question with the St. Croix Falls series and I wish that I didn't feel like I had rushed to the end so much with that one. But with this one I want to do it well. I want to do better than I did with my trilogy and I want to grow as a writer.  These characters deserve a good ending, my readers will deserve a good ending. One that will tie everything together. And, of course, because I am obsessed, my first thought was Julie Plec and Kevin Williamson (creators and writers of The Vampire Diaries) and the final season of that show. Right before the final episode of the series aired, The CW showed a special extra as a way to say goodbye to the show full of interviews of the cast and crew and looking back on the series. Maybe it was in this special extra or maybe it was in a differe

Thoughts on Changes and Comparison

 Happy Wednesday!  This time last year... we were all in a very different place. For some it was last week, for others it was this week that the world turned upside down. To be honest, the weeks after my 22 birthday weren't my favorite. A pandemic shook the world. Fear and uncertainty took over the lives of many. Even my own family was unsure and cautious those first few weeks. It was literally one of the most stressful times I've ever had. I just remember being such a giant anxious ball of nerves for a lot of March. We had no answers, didn't know what would become of this pandemic. The CDC and government were saying people would die left and right, were making all kinds of doomsday promises. Who wouldn't be rattled? It's crazy to think it's been a year since all of this hit, since all of our lives changed so radically. But here's the thing, for me anyways. I love new years. I love starting a new year. They're full of promises, full of a whole year a

Here's to 23!

Happy Wednesday!  Yesterday was my birthday!  I love birthdays. To me, my birthday always feels like January 1st. A new year. A time to reflect on the past year and to look forward to the new one. It's exciting and scary and hopeful.  Cus it wouldn't be a birthday post without a TVD birthday gif lol Last year I don't think I got around to writing a birthday blog post. The day after my birthday, the world went nuts. That was the week when the toilet paper shortage started, the week where the president called a nation wide emergency. Pretty much, the week of my 22 birthday turned out to be the start of a very hard and crazy and upside down year for everyone. My birthday didn't really got the way I had wanted it to. I'll always remember us going out to Panera and Barnes and Nobles and how tense the atmosphere felt. Everyone seemed on edge with a potential virus looming. I was anxious for a lot of the rainy, cloudy day. It's crazy to think of how much of a differenc

Cover Reveal: Golden Touch!!

 Happy Tuesday!!  Today's the day! I turn 23 and I couldn't think of a better way to celebrate than to share the cover for Golden Touch! I think this is by far my favorite cover my mom has ever done. It's crazy to think that this time last year Golden Touch was still just a first draft and I was in the middle of writing book 2 of the series. A defining part of my twenty-second year will always be having revised Golden Touch and written almost the entire Archive Series. And now I get to open up my twenty-third year with sharing the cover and writing book the first draft of book 5, the very last book in the series. God is so good guys. I really think He gave me Golden Touch and this whole series a few months before the events of 2020 started. He gave me a story I could get lost in, I could find joy in even during some of the hardest times of the year. And now I get to share the cover and I get to close out the series and I just pray and hope that God will use Golden Touch and