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Just Finished Reading:
Very Good Jeeves - P.G. Wodehouse
God's Will - Meghan M. Gorecki

Review I posted on Amazon:

Meghan Gorecki weaved a truly lovely story of having faith during the hard times. The main characters, Kathy and Elliot have strengths and weaknesses, just like all of us. You'll find yourself learning alongside them and jotting down little gems of truth from Meghan's writing. She used her gift of writing given by God, and gave it back to Him in this beautiful story. I look forward to Meghan's future work!

Currently Reading:
The Mrs. Meade Mysteries Volume 1 - Elisabeth Grace Foley
Between the Savior and the Sea - Bob Rice
City of Orphans - Avi 


Newsies strike of 1899 story. No title yet.
Playing around with a Beauty and the Beast re-telling for the Five Enchanted Roses contest.
A short story.
A story with Emily Chapman.

About the cover for It Took a War. Rachel Rossano's doing a beautiful job!

Working On:
Writing a back cover blurb for It Took a War. Why are those so hard to write?!

Writing Quotes:

"Question not your arrival for here await many 
who long for your tales and explanations of life and the universe.

"Write every day, line by line, page by page, hour by hour. Do this despite fear. For above all else, beyond imagination and skill, what the world asks of you is courage, courage to risk rejection, ridicule and failure. As you follow the quest for stories told with meaning and beauty, study thoughtfully but write boldly. Then, like the hero of the fable, your dance will dazzle the world." ~Robert McKee

"So long as you write for any other purpose than to glorify God,
you will not be writing for the right reasons.
And therefore you will not be fulfilled...
God is your audience. He is your target reader.
He holds you on His lap while He delights to hear
you read the story you wrote for Him."
~Jeff Gerke

"A book should be a garden that fits in the hands.
Word-petals of color. Stems of strength. Roots of truth.
Turn a page and turn the seasons.
Read the sentence and enjoy the roses."
~Max Lucado

Writing Pins:

Thanks for sending me this one, Michaela!

What are you reading, writing and researching?



  1. My goodness we have a ton in common! =D I hate blurbs too. ;) And Rachel Rossano is THE best--she designed God's Will's cover and speaking of, thank you SO much for your sweet review, Em! <3
    Also--I'd love to hear more about your Five Enchanted Roses story idea! Will email you back soon!

    1. Blurbs are the hardest things ever!! Oh, and I LOVE the cover of God's Will!! So pretty! Rachel is amazing!!

  2. Lovely post, Emily! <3 I can see you're really busy with writing ^_^ - for which I am very curious about, especially about the one you're working on with Emily Chapman ;). Very much looking forward to your novel's release as well!!

    Isn't that pin about writing simple plots so gorgeously cute? And, *ahem. . . * quite accurate too.
    Joy <3

    1. Thank you, Joy!! Yes, Emily Chapman and I started a story once before but we both were too busy to keep up on it. So, we decided to try our hand at it again. We'll see how it goes!

      YES! That pin is so cute and VERY accurate!

      Thanks for commenting!