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Update on GOTD: Maniacal laughter

Over Christmas break, I finished writing GOTD, my second horror novel. I am in the process now of tidying up the last third of it, smoothing out some wrinkles, and sweeping up some dust that escaped into the corners. But by and large, it is done. I hear the angels singing from on high…

If you know of any good agents/publishers looking for a spoopy tale, please drop me a message and let me know. I am going to try the traditional route this time. Prayers and encouragement are also appreciated for this bumbling human as she continues along this journey of writing and life. They will be returned in full.

Also, my thanks to Mr. Mike Nevins for reading drafts of GOTD and providing great feedback and also encouragement. He’s a writer as well and I encourage you to check out and follow his blog. It’s full of funny, and often insightful tales.

Cheers and happy writing to you all. May we all keep being encouragers to one another.

Quick humor

The Neighbor & The Fallen Mailbox

One of our neighbor’s mailboxes is down. While we were out driving to run errands earlier today, I spotted the blue metal box laying morosely in the snow, grumbling to itself. Peering closely, I could see the tire tracks that went ever so slightly off road. The car, I could see, somehow missed the adjoining neighbor’s mailbox by an inch, and then struck ol’ blue, minding his own business. Wooden pole? What wooden pole. Gone!

The irony? There was a “Slow Down In Our Neighborhood” sign on the other side of the blue mailbox. Guess they didn’t see it.

For some reason, I found this all quite hilarious. And I wanted to share. Don’t worry–ol’ blue will be just fine.

I am still querying at the moment for my second novel, GOTD. Best of wishes to everyone in their writing and creative journeys. Cheers.

Christianity: My Journey & Thoughts

Listening to Snow & Refocusing (“Be Still…”)

I am sitting in my fireplace room, looking out through a glass sliding door into our backyard. It has begun to snow and my soul feels rest. I love snow. When I die and go to Heaven (with God’s grace), I would like to live in a village where it always snows. With Peter helping me to shovel and salt the sidewalks, and making sure my fireplace is in order, I think it would be quite cozy. A 24/7 taco buffet would be within walking distance. It would be next to the library, just down the street from the hot cocoa and churro shop.

I try to find these moments of peace and calm, to remind myself of God’s verse to us–“Be still and know that I am God.” These moments remind me I am not what the world or others think of me: I am not the worth of my savings account, my job, college degrees; I am not the worth of my appearance, abilities, possessions, or anything else society may want to forcefully stick on me. I am God’s daughter. Be still and know…be still and know. Be still and know.

Here’s a Christian meditation I’ve done from time to time (see below). Don’t buy into the lies of capitalistic societies. Be still and know…This life is but a blink of an eye; eternity is forever. Amen.