What's next for The Writer's Song?

Hey, beloved followers.

I am drowning in schoolwork and trying to finish Ink Storm in time for the Rooglewood contest. I'm working really hard to do both of those, but it's taking up a lot of time and energy.

My family also just got a puppy. So...there's that.

Because of this, I'm stretched ridiculously thin. Something has to give. And I'm sorry to say that, for right now, it's going to have to be this blog.

I will not be leaving forever--promise. I will simply be taking a semi-hiatus, for at least the month of December, and perhaps into January, while I try to catch up with my life. I also will not be able to read you lovely people's blogs much. :(

You can't get rid of me, though. I'm like mold. There's no escaping me. So wile I won't be posting regularly, I will be doing one or maybe two Christmas-y posts in December, as well as a 2017 wrapup post at the end of the year. So you can look forward to two more posts from me this year <3

I l…

Indie Christian Books Black Friday Sale! (Check out the choices. It's AMAZING.)

Thanksgiving has passed, and now 'tis the season for going mad for shopping.
Let's Shop 'Til We Drop GIF from Solecollector GIFs

One of my friends at co'op pointed out a couple of weeks ago: "We spend Thursday talking about how thankful we are, and then the next day get up at the crack of dawn to go buy a ton of stuff that we 'need.'" This is definitely convicting to me, although I don't do my holiday shopping at the crack of dawn.

However, here I am, to promote this Black Friday Sale! (It's actually an AMAAAAAZING sale. So please, don't let my grouchy Grinch-ness on Black Friday stop you.)

And soon I will start letting the Christmas stuff take over on the Writer's Song ;)

But here you go!!!! The INDIE CHRISTIAN BOOKS SALE!!!!!

This website won't be open until Friday, but the coalition has formed a site for the sale, It's gonna be pretty cool ;) I've been looking over the list of books that's goi…

Beautiful Books: The Pentegreen Series / / Yes, You Finally Get to Meet MY MOST BELOVED BRAINCHILD


So, hello, lovely readers! I am currently drowning in schoolwork and SOOOO thankful that it's almost Thanksgiving break. The prospect of two days off is beautiful. I can't wait.

I'm also editing feverishly (or at least pretending to edit feverishly) for the Rooglewood contest! I have, like, one month to get that submitted. HOLY COW WHAT AM I DOING?????

I'll tell you what I am doing: I am writing a blog post about my brainchild. This is the one that I have had brimming in the bottom of my brain (although usually also at the top of my brain) for about eight years. It's a story about the triumph of good over evil and never underestimating the short girl who looks like she can't wield anything besides a pen.

It's a story I've been in love with since it first came into being when I was eight, when I…

The Bibliophile Sweater Tag!!! Because Autumn!!!!!

I was tagged for this wonderful, autumny tag (it's basically winter here now, but whatever) by Mary (the tag's creator)and Ivie. I feel popular now. Cookies for both of you!!!!!!
- Give the person who tagged you a never-ending supply of cookies (or just thank them - either works)- Answer all the questions and use the blog graphic for this tag somewhere in your post
- Pass along the tag to at least five other people
- Wear a sweater (okay, this is optional...but why wouldn't you want to??)
And look at that! I AM wearing a sweater!

Fuzzy sweater (a book that is the epitome of comfort)
I've read this story like twenty times. I love it so much. <3 Of all the Wingfeather Saga books, this one is my favorite. It's dark, emotional, and brutal, but it's still so incredibly comforting to read. If you have not read this series, see THIS POST. I could rave about Wingfeather Saga all day, but I won't. XD
Striped sweater (book which you devoured every line of)

An Open Letter to the LGBT Community

Dear human beings, those of you who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or something else,

I am so sorry. Sorry for the pain, sorry for those of us who do not know how to speak to you, sorry for what you have had to endure. I ask for your forgiveness for those who are rude and blunt and tell you you’re less than human.
But at the same time, despite my sorrow and sympathy, I cannot endorse your life choices, nor the fact that you are going against what my God says through the Bible. You see, I am a Christian. And I know you have been cut by us in the past. Let me explain, with grace, why I, as a Christian, cannot support what you call “love.”
In the Bible, God calls the church the “bride of Christ.” Jesus Christ, our redeemer, is the Husband of the Church as a whole. It gets weird if you think about it too much, but marriage here on earth is meant to be a picture of this relationship: Christ, the Perfect Bridegroom, and his Bride, the Church. The husband is meant to represe…

The Four-Part Writing Special / / Part 4: Writing

You all know the drill: Hi, how ya doin, this is Julian's blog series, etc., etc. This is the last post in the Four-Part Writing Special! It's so exciting. But also sad. I have like forty unfinished posts, but I don't know what I'm going to do after this series is done.

Le Questionnes (For a similar post click here.)
1. What do you do to get yourself into the story?
Basically I sit down and start writing. I can write pretty much anywhere if I convince myself to focus, so it's a matter of just GOING FOR IT. 
I also spend months and even years getting to know my characters and their stories before I've started writing. I can't write if I don't know my characters front, back, up, and down. It's a requirement for me. 
2. Do you do anything extra - art, covers, character journals, glossaries, playlists, etc. to help you with your story?
I draw lots of character art. Here's some of that. 

And I make playlists. Here's some of tha…

The Four-Part Writing Special Part 3// Storyworld (This should be fun)

Yo yo party people!!! (Points to any person who spends time on YouTube and understood that reference. XD)

Today is the day of the third part of the Four-Part Writing Special! I'm running out of ways to creatively introduce the posts in this series. So... I'll just say that WE'RE DOING THIS.
Links to previous posts:
Part 1: Story
Part 2: Characters

Name a unique aspect of your story world. Umm.. Yikes. I guess the fact that the kids are at university in a fantasy world? via GIPHY

Talk about one of the important animals in the story (someone's pet or horse; or a fierce animal the MC must defeat). Well, then. There are unicorns, as has been mentioned multiple times before! That's always exciting...right?
Okay, you want details. Fine.    The unicorns are named Sigel, Monterya, Rune, Elwyn, Dryade, Langaria, and Albion. They're Briallen's babies. They have (as of right now) a rather small part in the story, but I love them. (And I also need…

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