Challenges and Series · writing

5 Writing Excuses (and Why They’re All Lame)

Here’s the deal. I want to be a writer. I really do. Always have, probably always will. Even more, I want to be an author. Like, a real published author. With books and stuff. But here’s the thing: I can’t do it. I just can’t. And I have all the excuses for why I’ll never… Continue reading 5 Writing Excuses (and Why They’re All Lame)

Creativity · NaNoWriMo · ROW80 · scribophile · SeptNoWriMo · World Youth Day · writing

Prologue or Chapter One?

Today, I broke a promise I’d made to myself: I started editing the first few pages of my novel. Yes, the one I’m currently writing for SeptNoWriMo. I couldn’t help it!… I wanted to run it through the Hemingway App and see how it fared. Apparently, I use a lot of adverbs (yes, pun intended), but my… Continue reading Prologue or Chapter One?

ROW80 · scribophile · SeptNoWriMo · writing

ROW80… wait… it’s Wednesday already?

Be past Monday afteroon, right? My work life got really busy and we had to have the house treated for bugs (either from a camping trip or Europe, who knows), so I’m just now catching up on things.  Here’s my rundown of goals: Blogging. One substantial blog post per week. I shared an excellent re-blog on… Continue reading ROW80… wait… it’s Wednesday already?

Catholic · community · Faith · From Padua Hall · Ministry · writing

Full Blown Missionary Mode — reblog from padua hall

I’ve been caught in the trap of education as a way to conversion, but deep in my heart I know that this isn’t the case. Belonging before believing is the key, as Robert McCarty from NCCYM says. But that’s a story for another time. Pleas enjoy a blog post from a friend from college, Emilie.… Continue reading Full Blown Missionary Mode — reblog from padua hall

Catholic · Create Before 8 · ROW80 · SeptNoWriMo · writing

ROW80: Back in the Saddle Again

Why do I keep finding classic rock references in my writing? Thank you, Aerosmith. I think my husband’s music choices are affecting me… Here’s my roundup so far: Blogging. One substantial blog post per week. Two re-blogs so far (this one about life as a mystery and that one about warning signs of toxic faith), and a… Continue reading ROW80: Back in the Saddle Again

Catholic · Faith

Reblog: 5 warning signs of a toxic faith

This article is all over my newsfeed in Facebook… probably because it’s so relevant! I finally took the time to read it, and I’m glad I did. Here are the 5 warning signs of a toxic faith. I’m numbers 3 and 5, sometimes. And although this was written towards Catholics, I think it applies to… Continue reading Reblog: 5 warning signs of a toxic faith

101 Things · Challenges and Series · ROW80 · SeptNoWriMo · writing

Side-tracked by goal-setting

Procrastination at its finest, ladies and gents: getting too distracted in other goals that I don’t bother to work on the ones already under my belt. While browsing my Reader, I came across the Day Zero Project: 101 Things in 1001 Days, and I thought, that’s PERFECT (here’s my profile, if you’re interested in seeing… Continue reading Side-tracked by goal-setting