Brief Update on Stronger than the Sword

Happy Monday, everyone! I hope you’re all having a great writerly day.

I just wanted to share where I was on my current WIP, Stronger than the Sword. As of this blog post, my word count is at 55, 639, with a goal of 80,000, or however long the story takes to wrap up. 😉

Also, I’m trying to get some material together to write a set of blog posts on some of C. S. Lewis’ essays on literature I’m currently reading. They are very good. I’d certainly recommend them! So yeah, hopefully I can get the first of those blog posts out in a week or two.

See y’all later!

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Infinity Dreams Award

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I’ve been tagged by Alyssa for the Infinity Dreams Award. First time I’ve ever done one of these blog-taggy things, so this should be fun! 🙂

 

 

Say 11 eleven facts about yourself:

  1. I wrote my first book when I was four. (Actually I narrated the book and Mom wrote it down, though I did the illustrations.)
  2. I’m homeschooled and have been from the beginning.
  3. Politics are interesting to me.
  4. I want to make a difference with my writing.
  5. I’m a writer with terrible handwriting.
  6. Drawing is a skill I’d enjoy to have, but I unfortunately lack. (Though I can draw a great stick figure;) )
  7. My favorite school subjects are, economics, history, and, you might have guessed it, writing!
  8. My dream career is being a full-time Christian author. But my more realistic plan is to do something in business or marketing.
  9. I often skim through books.
  10. I enjoy to listen to podcasts or audiobooks while I’m doing mundane things. (Walking the dog, vacuuming, sweeping, etc.)
  11. Texting language drives me crazy! U know I what I mean? 🙂

The Questions:

What is your favorite book? (Haha, I’m so cruel!!)

Uh, probably The Bones of Makaidos, by Bryan Davis

Do you like snow or rain better? Why?

Snow. Because it’s easier to go outside in snow than rain.

What’s your favorite thing about reading?

The adventure.

When you read, do you use a bookmark? (Sorry for all the reading questions!)

Yes! In fact I have started collecting bookmarks.

What is your favorite board game?

Settlers of Catan. It’s a strategy game and oh, it’s so fun.

If you could ride any animal (pretending that it was the proper size, not a viscous, blood thirsty creature, etc.), what would it be?

A dragon!

How do you feel about bananas?

They’re a fruit. High in potassium. Quite tasty, especially with peanut butter.

What is your favorite state (assuming you’re all Americanos, and ignoring your home state)?

I’m a proud Americano. My favorite state is either Minnesota or Kentucky.

Least favorite letter?

“K” Because I always get it’s place in the alphabet mixed up.

What birthday has been your favorite so far?

Hmm, not really sure. Maybe my twelfth or thirteenth.

And lastly, which question has been your favorite?

The question about bookmarks.

Guidelines:

  •  Use the Infinity Dreams Award picture
  • Thank the blogger who tagged you (that’s me!! 😛 )
  • Tell us 11 facts about yourself
  • Answer the 11 questions
  • Tag 11 bloggers

Tagging:

I tag:

  1. Tricia
  2. Olivia
  3. Danielle
  4. Rose

 

 

P.S. Sorry if you’re already tagged! I guess you could do it again, or ignore it! Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to come up with all eleven names, so if you see this post and want to do it, consider yourself tagged!

A Sad Story and Another Reason to Self-Publish

Here’s a link to a blog post by Nick Cole. I haven’t read any of his books, so I’m not sure about how appropriate they are, but this author should be commended for the way he stood for his writing.

This post shows the liberal lean of book publishers. It’s unfortunate not only for the writer, but also for the publisher, as well as the nation at-large.

Basically, it’s a private-sector attack on the First Amendment guaranteeing free speech. Without which, our country will become a totalitarian regime.

At least authors these days have another option, self-publishing, a way to get books out to the general public without having to get censored by publishers and editors.

Have a great Thursday, everyone and keep on writing for His glory!