Happy happy Friday!! In case you missed it, Tuesday was my book birthday and Across the Formidable Sea is #42 on the Kindle Historical Fiction best sellers list!
A year ago today, Across the Formidable Sea became available for purchase on Amazon. In the year since it’s earned 22 reviews on Amazon with an average 4.6 stars. On Goodreads, it has 30 and an average 4.37. It’s been purchased over 500 times in more than 3 countries. My words. My ideas. It’s utterly humbling.
It’s Friday? Yesterday I texted my friend and asked how her weekend was without realizing that it was actually Thursday and the weekend hadn’t happened yet. I came down with a nasty cold and missed two days of work, so I’m all out of sorts. Today I’m finally feeling better. Hooray for that, and hoorayContinue reading “Five Things Friday (#26)”
Sometimes I get overwhelmed when I think about all the traveling and exploring I’d like to do. I’m going to Ireland next month, which I absolutely can’t wait for, and Japan has been high on my mind. Part of what overwhelms me, though, is the sheer amount of adventuring there is to do right inContinue reading “Adventure Time: Santa Cruz Island”
Hey, hi, happy Friday! I’ve been impatiently waiting for the weekend to come because we’re going camping on Santa Cruz Island! It will be my first visit, and I’m hoping to get a lot of great pictures to share with you all on Monday. Without further ado, here are five things I’m into this week!Continue reading “Five Things Friday (#25)”
“I remember Alan Moore in the late 1980s telling me about a documentary he’d seen on TV about Jack the ripper. And then, over the course of the next few months, telling me about Jack the Ripper books he’d read. By the point where he was asking me to go and find rare and forgottenContinue reading “Trust Your Obsessions”
It’s Friday again! Can I level with you guys? This week hasn’t been the greatest. I am struggling with contentment, which is funny because I’m reading a book called Learning Contentment for a women’s study we’re doing at church. I’ve only read chapter one. Maybe that’s my problem. Regardless, Five Things Friday is all about identifying even just a few things that bring joy even in the midst of grouchiness and discontent. Here are this week’s:
One of the most magical things about writing is the way it leads you to access your subconscious. Many writers I’ve spoken to can relate to the phenomenon of feeling like your characters are writing the story and not the other way around. It seems a little crazy. I’m trying to get to this plotContinue reading “Colorful Characters”
Welcome to the weekend, friends! I’m taking off again for a semi-unplugged weekend in the mountains. I’m hoping to see some snow, take some photos, and get a lot of writing done. This week hasn’t been super productive unless you count making Pinterest boards for my characters productive which, you know, I’d like to, butContinue reading “Five Things Friday (#23)”