Thursday, August 20, 2015

Some things ...

     So my blogging schedule has been horrible these days ... I feel like I've been sadly neglecting posting. Ah, well here I am -- at the library because the place I'm staying at for the time being doesn't have wi-fi. A slight bump in the road. I'll be fine. Just hopefully I can get to the library once a week! :)

     I've heard back from several of my beta readers of Silver Rose. Hopefully I'll hear back from the rest of them by sometime in September! I'm slightly overwhelmed, but excited to get working on this project again.

     A Dream Not Imagined is doing well, I feel, :) I'm very excited about the positive responses I'm getting. If you've read it and liked it, please do leave a review on Amazon ... I'd love to hear your thoughts!!

     So I moved ... of sorts. Spending a few months in a new state, new place, and seeing how things go. I have a lot on my mind! Searching for jobs, cars, phones ... Maybe you can understand more why I've been neglecting all things books and social media. (Besides the lack of wi-fi problem). But yes, it's been good overall. I've been blessed by so many people!! ^_^ God is faithful!

     I am managing to get some reading in. Right now, I'm reading Isaiah and Matthew, which have both been interesting. And Water Princess, Fire Prince by Kendra E. Ardnek; and I'll be doing a review here on my blog on the 3rd of next month!

     After that, I'm hoping to get to Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins, This Fine Life by Eva Marie Everson, and An Accidental Life by Pamela Binnings Ewen. What do you guys think? Good choices?

     I recently won Siren's Fury by Mary Weber, which is pretty exciting! :) Waiting for my family to send it to me, since I left home before it arrived.
     Also found some great book deals while thrift shopping! The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis to add to my collection, two books for my younger sisters (Adventures in Northwoods by Lois Walfrid Johnson), and almost the whole Christy Miller series by Robin Jones Gunn! For about $.48 each! :D Good stuff.

     Now don't judge me, but my writing has been non-existent as well. Eek, I know! It's horrible. I'll try to do better! Maybe start a new short story, or work on my spontaneous dystopian story.

     Ah, what else? Summer is slipping away. I hope I can get to some campfires and summery stuff like that before it's gone! Some more garage sales and book sales too, hopefully! :D

     But settled ... I really just want to feel settled. But, it might be awhile before I get that feeling. Ha. I'll just read a lot and Lord willing get some good fellowship with dear friends ... and hopefully survive. ;)

     How's life going for you all? Anything new?


  1. Oh wow, exciting stuff! I hope it all falls into place for you. Glad to hear you're still getting some reading in despite the craziness. :) My life isn't nearly so exciting, but I am making a few minor transitions at work, and July was pure madness.

    1. Thanks, Serena! Yeah, it is good to have a book on hand, and time to read it! :) Makes life a little less stressful, ;D

      Oh boy ... well, I hope things are going well for you, and falling into place too!!

  2. Thanks for the update, Shantelle! I understand how there's little time for such stuff. :)
    "An Accidental Life" has a beautiful cover; I'd not heard of that one before, but it looks good!
    Yay for finding some good books! Your sister actually just mentioned that you found some Christy Miller books (she mentioned on the Jaye L. Knight Forum!). That's good. :)
    And no judgement for your writing, don't worry! So have been there. :) God will write through you in His timing!!
    You're always in my prayers. If you ever need to just unload or talk with someone, please don't hesitate to email me or something! I'm here for ya! :)

    1. You're welcome, Raechel! :)

      Yes, An Accidental Life sounds like it'll be good! I'm excited to read it!

      :) That's funny. I should really get back on Jaye's forum and chat with you all! Yep. I loved Christy Miller a few years back, so I was excited to be able to start collecting them!

      Yes, He will! Thanks for the encouragement!! ^_^

      Aww. thanks, Raechel! That means a lot! Please know the same goes for you, if you ever need to talk! Blessings! <3

    2. :)
      Oh yes, the forum has been very enjoyable. Though for now, I'm taking a break from it. But yes, I'm sure when you get a chance to go on it, you'll enjoy it! :)

      Thank you too Shantelle! I really appreciate that!! :)

    3. Yeah, it is a lot of fun! I just have so many other things vying for my attention it feels ... or maybe I'm just too tired to write much. Ha.

      You're welcome!! :)

  3. I feel so bad, because I haven't been able to read 'Silver Rose' between working, packing, and spending time with family i just haven't found the time. I will read it, but I won't be able to get you feedback for a while yet. I'm sorry, I think I said I would get back to you in a month, and that didn't happen so sorry.

    1. I understand, Skye! Things come up! And it sounds like your life has been quite busy as of late. I get that feeling! Anyway, don't worry about. Read it when you can! :)