Novel update: January 2016

Jan 31st, 2016

It’s January, and I haven’t given an update on my novel in a while. Friends have been asking about it, very kindly. Considering all the aspiring novelists out there who will never finish a manuscript, my friends seem to have placed a lot of faith in me. (That, or they are just very sweet.) It took a while to get into the second draft. Printing…


Goodbye, 2015!

Dec 30th, 2015

It’s December 30, and that means that the day after tomorrow, it’ll be a new year. I’ve been slacking on updating, lately, so I thought I’d kick off the new year with a quick recap of some of the cool things I did this year. Traveled to Europe In March/April, I left the country (for the first time in my life!) to celebrate my one-year…

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Beautiful fall!

Oct 18th, 2015

Today was the most perfect, beautiful fall day we’ve had all year, and I enjoyed it at a couple of great state parks with my lovely husband. Winter will be here before I know it; I’m glad we made the trip out on such a beautiful day and got in a little sun.


Novel draft: Complete!

Sep 14th, 2015

I’ve wanted to write a novel for a long time. I vaguely remember listing off my ideal occupations, as a child, and throwing “famous writer” in there, along with being the first female president, a scientist, and a veterinarian. Ambition, I had it. My first attempt at NaNoWriMo was in November of 2009, when I burned out at about 25,000 words. The novel was aimless;…

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Fanvry Cross Stitch

Sep 12th, 2015

My friend Keith has a delightful little cat, named Fanvry. She’s a sassy little polydactyl cat, with beautiful coloring and a doting cat dad who posts lots of pictures on Instagram. You could call me kind of a fan. I’ve been enjoying getting into cross stitch as a fun little side project from time to time, and for a while, I’ve been planning on making…