Blogmas 2018, Mr. Reginald Swinebottom Presents...

Blogmas Day 10: Mr. Swinebottom Presents “The Search for the Right Writing Desk” (Humor | Indie Author)

“Welcome to Day….Day…10, is it? Of Blogmas 2018. This is your host, Reginald Swinebottom. Today we are celebrating reaching 100 blog posts on Peregrine Arc! The 100th went up yesterday, so break out the wine and grape soda, because we’ve done it!

“While you’re here, won’t you join the Arcian family? We’re trying to get to 100 subscribers! Just click that subscribe link and shimmy on over. If you like a book, check out Memory Bound and all its goodness. It’s a horror novel and yes! Parts of it take place at Christmas time.

“Today we’re venturing outside the stage into the author’s journey of finding a writing desk. It all starts on a cold, December evening. There’s a touch of frost in the air and you can see Jack Frost has visited the windows of many store fronts…”

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Christianity: My Journey & Thoughts, Introversion/INTJ, Writing: I've Got Gadgets and Gizmos a Plenty...

Be Still: Setting Up My Writing Office (Collage Ideas)

“Be still and know that I am God” is one of my favorite scripture verses.* As an introvert who needs approximately four hours of alone time for every one hour of interaction with others, these words are balm on my soul. It reassures me that peace, quiet and solitude are necessary. I don’t need to seek after worldly things until I burn myself out or to prove to anyone that I’m “worthy.” Jesus died for me–I am his treasured one. This is my compass.

Is it weird that I’m a horror author who is also Christian? I don’t think so. Christianity, once you get past the baby milk and sugar, is actually filled with terrifying ideas and creatures–demons, angels, martyrdom and Hell being just a few. “Be still and know that I am God” are ringing bells of power in the cemetery of death, the world of lies and illusions we navigate before rejoining God in Heaven. Evil lurks behind the tombstones waiting to distract us or to push us off course. Few things about this are fair and the journey is sometimes filled with horrible things. But we get there. With God, we get there.

But let’s step back onto the main path for now. It’s foggy and cold in the cemetery, but the full moon is out and there’s a dry patch under the elm. Let’s talk about my main subject: setting up my writing space.

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