Welcome back to Austen Promises and the Writer's Journal! ~~~***~~~ If you’re a regular follower of my blog, you know this past Monday, August 12th, was my five-year anniversary as a published author. On that day in 2014, I Promise To … went out into the world, my very first book baby. I wrote a … Continue reading Writers Journal: Anniversaries and Looking Back
Disclaimer: This is one of the posts with links that cost you nothing but that may lead to me receiving a small payment. 🙂 Today, August 12, 2019, marks the fifth anniversary of the publication of my very first book, I Promise To …. I never imagined, when I pushed the “publish” button way back … Continue reading Mondays with Austen: A Five-Year Celebration
Welcome back to Austen Promises and the Writer's Journal! ~~~***~~~ Do you know what a “book hangover” is? I’m guessing you do, since you’re probably either a reader or a writer if you’re reading my journal. For those of you who maybe don’t know, a book hangover is that tired dragginess one gets from staying … Continue reading Writer’s Journal: Book Hangovers
Please note: The giveaway mentioned in this post has ended! It’s that time again … I have completed another novel. 🙂 This one is called Darcy Overhears. It is 43,038 words and 216 printed pages of awesomeness, if I do say so myself. <3 ~~~***~~~ This story began as a tiny “what if.” What if … Continue reading Austen Authors October 15, 2018: Darcy’s eavesdropping, and I’m giving books away!
Welcome back to Austen Promises and the Writer's Journal! This week's post is one where I talk about my faith, so if that offends you, stop reading now. ~~~***~~~ I’ve been told for years by many people that I’m too hard on myself. Maybe I am, I don’t know. I probably am. I have pretty … Continue reading Writers Journal: Are you being too hard on yourself?
I thought for a long time about what I should say in this month’s post. After a few hours of race-watching (it was a postponed race, so I was watching on Monday instead of Sunday) and bouncing several ideas around in my mind, I decided to go with something writing-related. Suddenly, I thought about our … Continue reading Austen Authors September 17, 2017: Jane Austen’s Writing Desk
Welcome back to Austen Promises and the Writer's Journal! This week's post is one with affiliate links, which means when you click I might get a small payment. ~~~***~~~ It’s been a long time since I have really sat down and evaluated my health. I have done so today, and I’m sad to say that … Continue reading Writer’s Journal: Mid-year self-care update
I recently went on a vacation with my sister. We’ve never done anything like this before, and I wish we had. It was great to spend that time with her and do things together. We went to Kentucky, visiting the Ark Encounter on Friday and Kentucky Speedway on Saturday. The last time I was at … Continue reading Austen Authors July 23, 2018: Another year, another race, another reader
Welcome back to Austen Promises! Today's post is a few hundred words from chapter six. Darcy has explained to Elizabeth why he thinks Mrs. Bennet is unhappy with him, which is where this bit picks up. 🙂 Did you know that for a monthly pledge of as little as $1 at Patreon, you can have early … Continue reading Thursday’s 300: Darcy’s Predicament, excerpt 8
Welcome back to Austen Promises and the Writer's Journal! This week's post is one with affiliate links, which means when you click I might get a small payment. ~~~***~~~ Almost everyone who knows me knows how much I love summer. I love the heat, the long days, and the sunshine. I’m not much enamored of … Continue reading Writer’s Journal: Outdoor Writing Spaces