Thursday, August 29, 2013

Quotable Moment #2

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Quotable Moment #1

I have always appreciated quotes. I'll write them in my notebooks to keep me going, or print them out and put them in places I see often (like the top of my laptop). Because of that, I'm starting a new blog series...there won't be much (if any) of my own writing--but I'll share one of my favorite quotes.

Just like this:

“What really knocks me out is a book that, when you're all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn't happen much, though.”

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Scrapbooking Life

Since I first learned about it, I've always had a semi-interest in scrapbooking--and a lot of "good intentions."

On my trip across Europe about ten years ago, I gathered ticket stubs, pamphlets, buttons...anything connected to the trip that would fit in a scrapbook. I did the same a few years later on a trip around England.

Neither book has been made. (Or likely ever will be.) I settled on regular photo albums and photobooks from Snapfish. Not as fun, not as cute, but less time-consuming.

All this to newest semi-interest is digital scrapbooking. So, I figured, what better way to show you what I've been up to?

Thanks to DigiTee Designs for the background and some elements, and to Sahlin Studio for other elements used.

Actually Finishing Something [in] July: Week 3

Yes, July is over. No, I didn't make my initial goal. So I'm expanding the writing challenge into August. That's how these challenges work, right?

Thanks to Katie for hosting!

Were you able to meet (or exceed!) your goal this week?

For this week? So far, yes. I've been averaging a chapter a day so far...writing is going very well!

Where did you get the bulk of your writing accomplished? In the quiet of your room, outside on the patio, on the bus?

In my room, or in the lunchroom at work, but I'm the most "inspired" in coffee shops.

Share a couple of your favorite snippets!
“Well,” Davey said slowly, “I still don’t feel guided.”
Joe smiled. “I guess God isn’t giving out the instant stuff today.”
“God is so much bigger than unspoken prayers,” she said.

“Yes,” Joe said. “And He is so much bigger than one person’s unbelief.”
Have you introduced a new character into your story? Tell us about his/her personality.

Not quite--but I'm about to! Abigail is a spirited, sweet lady who has been forced to hide her beautiful self.

List the favorite foods of your main characters.

Mical loves eggs in all varieties, Davey's caramel rolls, and cheeseburgers.

Introduce us to the antagonist in your story. Does he/she prefer crunchy or creamy peanut butter?

Simon Benson is Mical's father, Davey's boss, and friend to neither. Perhaps he's just misunderstood...I'll leave that to the reader to decide. He prefers crunchy. Definitely crunchy.