First, my YA novel, Run is now available as an eBook. I'm really excited about this as I've been waiting for a while. Here is the link where you can find the eBook and also read the first three chapters for free if you're interested.
In other news my newest non-fiction book, Home Evenings for Newlyweds went to press. I'm super excited to have this new book coming out. It was an unexpected blessing in my life and I'm glad I got the opportunity to write it.
It seems like a couple months into the new year is the perfect time to reevaluate my goals. I feel pretty good about them. Home Evenings for Newlyweds has gone to press. We are having a giveaway for Run on Goodreads, and now we have Run in eBook form. My short story about my miscarriage was also published.
I've made some strides with my draft of my fantasy novel. For a long time I've been struggling to get my characters right and realized I was so worried about writing "wrong" that I wasn't getting those details I need to make my characters better. This morning I was planning on writing a certain scene and ended up writing a back story that may or may not even show up in the book. It can be frustrating to see all those word count numbers shooting up when you know you're going to have to cut so much! But I had fun and I feel like I'm starting to understand my characters better.
So we are having info dump sessions and tangents. And it sometimes feels like I'm getting about as much done and we used to get done in ninth grade geometry (which is not much, at least not much math related). But I'm writing. I'm telling myself to let go and just have fun with this part. Honestly, I'm sort of wishing I was writing that right now instead of a blog. Its really nice to rediscover the fun part of drafting. Even if I won't be letting you see any of it. :)