Saturday, September 30, 2017

Rain, Leaves, and Giveaway Winners

Well, as promised, you're going to FINALLY learn who the three lucky people are who will walk away from this post with the knowledge that they are going to get a copy of my book in their mailbox (hopefully sometime in October).
But not until later (*evil laugh*)... B-)
Hey! *ducks* No throwing things! It's called building anticipation and it's an actual thing. Don't believe me? Google it. Google never lies.

Ok. So I hereby declare that this is enough introduction...besides, if I don't move on in the post I'm liable to get murdered. Onto the monthly overview. ;) I'll try to be brief.

~ Life ~
This month has been a nice change from unpredictability to moderately predictable. With school back in full swing, life is still busy...but at least now there's some method to our madness.
I've continued helping out at my grandparent's houses, and my job as a nanny is going at a smooth, regular rate.
Besides having our church broken into a week ago and some stuff stolen from my dad's office, (don't worry, the crooks were caught, PRAISE GOD, and nobody was hurt!!) life as a pastor's daughter has been pretty normal all things considered.
Washington weather has finally kicked in (sort of) with some rain and thunderstorms. Yesterday was beautiful, but very windy. The leaves have begun to fall and I have visited a pumpkin patch. Autumn has arrived. ^_^
College is in full swing with some extra study time this last week thanks to the family I nanny for being on vacation. :) Hoping to pass another CLEP in a couple weeks!
(See? I can be brief if I want to!)

~ Writing ~
I added another 10,000 words to "A New Name" making it now OVER 30,000 WORDS LONG. And I've only made it through maybe a fourth of the planned plot line. My dad suggested I make it into a trilogy, and I've been seriously considering it. What do you think?
Also working on a short story retelling of the story of "Sleeping Beauty"... but I'm not gonna tell you about it yet because I want to build that delightful anticipation again. B-)

~ Editing ~
I found (well, a friend found) a proofreader for "Ocean Mist"!!! :D Super terrified excited to finish reworking my story and then handing that new and improved copy to my proofreader and find out if it'll be ready to publish by Christmas!! :D

~ Reading ~
So...I kind of actually got some reading done this month! O.o It felt so nice to make a dent (however small) in the growing stack of library books on my dresser. ;) AND I discovered a new favorite author, James Riley. If you've never read his books, definitely give them a try! :)

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I also read a grand total of two college books, but I won't bore you with the details. XD

~ Music ~

~ Goals Reached ~
1: Write 10,000 words in "A New Name"
I DID IT. *fist pump*
2: Read 5+ books
Counting school books, YES.
3: Take (and hopefully pass) 2 college CLEP tests
I was half done. I took I'll only cross out the 2. I tried.
4: Keep up better with out of state pen/email pals
I wrote every single one of well as shot out a couple emails. Hopefully I didn't miss anyone. Comment if I missed you and I promise I'll get a card out your direction ASAP.
5: Do some hardcore editing on "Ocean Mist"
Well...I didn't do HARDCORE per say...and there's still a bunch of reworking I need to do. BUT I WILL PREVAIL.
~ Goals for October ~
1: Write another 10,000 words in "A New Name"
2: Take and pass a CLEP test
3: Read 5+ books
4: Write a poem
5: Finish editing "Ocean Mist"

~ Giveaway ~
And now, the moment you have all patiently (or perhaps NOT so patiently... *cough*) been waiting for.

The winners for my 2017 giveaway are:

Drum roll please

Congratulations FAITH THOMPSON you won a copy of THE SILVER FLOWER!!!!!! I'm going to contact you via e-mail sometime next week and we'll figure out how I'm going to get my book to your house. :)

Congratulations MADDY you won a copy of ALICE & ALYSSA!!!! I'll contact you via e-mail at some point next week and get you your book as soon as possible. :)

Congratulations CHLOE W. you won a copy of THE PRINCESS AND I!!!!!!!! Again, I'll be contacting you next week via email and trade details around so I know where to send your book.

Guys, I can't thank you all enough for your excitement and encouragement with this giveaway. The final count of entrees was 627!!!!! I was so amazed to see all of you entering and sharing the word around the Internet. I don't know for sure of course, but I'm almost positive this giveaway was more exciting for me than it was for you...but I could be wrong. It thrills me so much to see so many people anxious to get their hands on one of my books. ^_^

Thanks again! I'm so blessed to call you all my friends. <3

Until next time, let everything you do be done for the glory of God!


  1. Congratulations to the giveaway winners!!! <3

  2. Yay! Somehow I won again! I've been winning so many giveaways lately. It's ridiculous.

    1. Congratulations! (Again ;P) I can't wait to see what you think of my book! :D

  3. Thank you so much for hosting this giveaway! I can't wait to get your book! = D

    1. You're welcome! It was so much fun to host! I hope you enjoy it! :D Congrats on winning!

  4. Wow!! Thank you so much! I'm so excited to read your book!

    1. You're so welcome! I hope you love it! ;) Congrats!

  5. Wow, fun books! I love the Ludy's books; I've read quite a few but that one is on my to-read list :) Congrats to the giveaway winners! How exciting!

    1. Definitely read it! It's not long and very helpful. :)


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