Friday, October 28, 2016

I solemnly swear that I am up to no good...

Are you all wondering what I've been up to??? Definitely lots of random-y stuff.

-First, and least important, yes, I've changed the background again. Apologies... I just can't seem to find one I'm satisfied with. If you like one you've seen or the one that's currently the background, feel free to comment and let me know!

-Nadine Brandes hosted her release party for A Time to Rise last Tuesday, and it was a great time! I have never before attended such an event, as they always seem to collide with other events in my life. I am psyched to read A Time to Rise, but I do not yet know when I can get my hands on it. It is one of those kind of waiting-for-this-book-so-much moments that you just want to sit at the computer hitting refresh on the library website until it says it's on hold for you. I absolutely loved her books, and the Shalom mug that was part of her giveaway was beautiful. 

- I have read Nicole Bianchi's post on website building (platforming) and laid my head on the table wondering what I am doing. I don't get this stuff. So, I have a lot of work ahead of me. I realized (again) I am only taking stepping stones right now, and have a lot more ground to cover. You can help me out by reading my blog posts and commenting on them. 

-I did title this post "I solemnly swear that I am up to no good" for very good reasons. I am excited to tell you that I am beta-reading Schuyler McConkey's 1920's novella. I can't tell you anything more, as it's really her baby (I'll let her do all the gushing when she's ready), but I do wish I could, because so far I'm entranced. I'm actually about to continue reading it in just a few moments. (Aren't you jealous?!) You can also find Schuyler on Facebook, so please do hop on over there to find her and let her know you're looking forward to the new novella! Here is a snippet for you to whet your appetite: 

-Finally, I do have something new I am working on! The characters are almost completed, there is always on-going construction with some characters and plot details, but most of the work that I needed to hash out before beginning the actual writing has been completed. Since last Friday, I have accomplish the first 10 pages. 

-I have been gathering ideas for more blog posts lately, too. In the future, I'd like to have some character analysis posts. What kind of characters would you like to read about? I love to pick apart literature and find moral or Christian themes in them, plus I love talking about a good story. If you have ideas for other posts, please share them! Things like interviews with other writers could be a possibility. Also cats. I really like talking about cats. I could interview my cat. What do you think??? Send ideas!

1 comment:

  1. Liz, I am greatly enjoying your posts. They are engaging to read, and I love the updates about what you are thinking and writing. The green background is so pretty. It goes really well with the Ink Lizard idea. :)

    I would love a character analysis post on some of your favorite friendships in literature--that would be really fun! It's also super fun to put two of your characters in a room and interrogate them. Or have you heard of the once a month Beautiful People questions hosted by Paper Fury? ( They're a set of questions about your novel or characters, and lots of people love joining in. :) Then we'd get to know even more about your Work-In-Progress. (hint hint)

    Happy Writing!