Sunday, April 1, 2018

New Release, Good Books, & Snow || March Recap

I would be cliche and say that March flew by. (Which would be true.) But instead I'll just say that I have no idea where it went.

|| Life. || 

>> It snowed like three Wednesday mornings in a row this month. It'd be warmer over the weekend, and then snow midweek. Kinda cool. ;P

>> I had some crazy conversations with my family. Not that that's unusual...

Tucker: Why does food get cold but drinks get warm?
Me: Because we like our food hot and our drinks cold.
Tucker: Not necessarily. What about coffee? Or ice cream?
Me:....Ice cream doesn't 'get cold'. Unless you like, put it in the freezer.
Tucker: No, no, you don't get it.
Me: Mhm. Okay. There is no logic here.

*at play practice*
Someone: *gives the cue for the guy who's playing Jesus*
Tucker: *walks out, flipping through his copy* Where are we?
Me: Go back, Thomas. We need Jesus.
Other narrator: We all need Jesus, Faith. It's not just you.
Me: *dies*

Mom: Why isn't all our grass the same?
Mom: Seriously! In some places we have real grass, and then we have this weird other grass, and then we have spots of just weeds!
Me: *dies*

>> Our church youth group put on an Easter skit! No pictures, but I would say it was a definite success. :D

>> I read my critique partner's new book. (Translation: I flailed over her new cast of characters and left 9274 comments in the document that were 78.3% inside jokes and 21.7% helpful stuff.) (But hey, at least I can do basic math.)

>> My desk was a disaster most of the month. Like, seriously.

>> I saw I Can Only Imagine at the theater and it was amazing. Give it a watch, y'all. You won't regret it. ;)

>> Amy and I did a 'one-arm day' in the name of research. We attempted to spend the entire day doing most tasks with only one arm/hand. I believe I can speak for both of us in saying that it was more difficult than we expected. ;)

|| Books. || 

I read some really good books this month, y'all. Likkeee... *heart eyes*

// Reads 

Kindred Souls by Patrica MacLachlan -- 5 stars
Passion & Purity by Elisabeth Elliot -- 5 stars
Revelation: In Christ You are an Overcomer by Warren W. Wiersbe -- 4 stars
I Don't Dance by Jesseca Wheaton -- 5 stars
Wedding a Warrior by Hannah R. Conway -- 5 stars
100 Days with Jesus by Diann Cotton -- 3 stars -- Review HERE.
When Calls the Heart by Janette Oke -- 4.5 stars

I also read the books of Judges and Ruth....and my own, Love Needs No Words. xD

// Books

You're the Cream in My Coffee, Go Teen Writers, & When Tides Turn -- B&N
Judah's Wife & Cinderella -- giveaway wins

|| Writing. || 

Things in the writing world went pretty well this month! I'm specifying writing world here, because most of it wasn't actual writing. But that's okay, because I'm still around the stories and all. <3

(Come to think of it, the only writing I can recall was a short story that I wrote off of a song I heard. Speaking of which, would y'all like to read something like that on here?)

On the publishing side, some things that happened were...

       ~ Love Needs No Words was published in paperback and ebook formats.

       ~ I finally published an ebook version of Dandelion Dust on Lulu! 

In other news... *deep breath* I've had some inspiration in the area of War Tears. (Yes, my 127k word baby that's sitting alone on the shelf right now... *cries*) It's not enough to dash into edits yet, but I do have several handwritten pages of notes. So hopefully I'll have more soon. I've been praying about it, and I think I'll be able to dive back into it come June. *fingers crossed*

I'd originally planned to get into the editing of A Soldier's Freedom this month, but I ended up setting that aside and considering it my Camp NaNoWriMo project.

I also had some inspiration for another aforementioned story! Goodness, I have a lot of them, don't I? Some of y'all may remember when I mentioned a prequel to Dandelion Dust last summer? I didn't put much time or effort into it then, but a week or so ago, I had some ideas and made an outline. I don't think it'll be more than 15-20k words, but I'm looking forward to digging deeper into that one sometime soon! (Translation: I'm having Ry+Char withdrawals. It's bad.)

|| Blogging. || 

// Favorite Posts

Ladies, Stay on God's Path for You ~ Lady Grace

God is Always There & Hello! ~ Apples of Gold

What If ~ The Ramblings of a Book Worm

Friendship ~ Whimsical Writings for His Glory

Being Single ~ Colorful, Creative Cards

// My Posts

|| Goals. || 

~ March Goals 

>> Read 8 books.        YUSS!

>> Stay caught up on emails.        Ahh...haha. Pretty much. xD

>> Publish Love Needs No Words.        Yeppers!!

>> Edit 9 chapters of A Soldier's Freedom.        No...but for a good reason. ;)

>> Finish my Grammar, Bible, and History courses.        YES!!! I barely got history squeezed in there, but YES. xD

~ April Goals 

>> Read 8 books.

>> Edit A Soldier's Freedom.

>> Win Camp NaNoWriMo.

>> Finish my Math and Economics courses.

>> Finish trip planning.

How was your month, my friends? Are you doing Camp NaNo?? Happy Resurrection Day!! <33



  1. Fun post!!! I wa working on a wrap up day by day style butttt let’s just say I got *distracted while researching* heh.
    Lots of great reads! I read my first Sundin and I loved it!!!
    I had my book buying under control until *gulp* Amazon had some books on sale and some that didn’t.......*dies because I spent so much*

    1. Thanks, Victoria! Haha, relatable. ;D
      Awesome!! She's an amazing writer!!
      Again, sooo relatable. I've spent a ton on books in that past...trying to cut back some now... *wink*

  2. Sounds like a great month! Yes, that pepper shaker was the hardest thing of that whole day we spent!

    1. It was! :) I'm not sure I ever tried a pepper shaker/grinder, but it definitely wasn't easy!

  3. That’s so weird that it snowed on several Wednesdays throughout the month! Both of us have definitely been having some crazy weather lately! ;) Maybe spring will actually come this month. ;)
    Yes, I Can Only Imagine! Only my mom and I went to see it so now I need to watch it sometime with my sister because she’d like to see it too. ;)
    Oh cool. You got “When Tides Turn”. I still haven’t read that one. I’ve been meaning too for quite some time, but just haven’t gotten around to it I guess. ;)
    Congratulations once again on “Love Needs No Words! <3 Have fun doing Camp NaNo!

    1. Yes, we have!! ;) For the past few days though, it seems like spring may actually be here to stay. It's been warm and sunny for the most part. :D Hopefully spring will find you soon too!!
      Oh, definitely! I'm sure we'll be buying it on DVD as soon as it's out. ;)
      Hehe, I've been meaning to read the whole series for quite awhile. (So many books!) Soon though...I have no excuse now. :P
      Thanks, girlie!! <3

  4. AH. tell your mom I've always wondered the same thing about the grass LOL XD

    this was a great post. and girrll, you desk is so cute. I need to clean mine it's sooo bad like where did it go O.o

    1. Hahaha, will do. xD

      Thanks!! My bro actually made it. *laughs* I totally, one-hundred-percent-amen get that. XDD

  5. Haha, the play conversation. ;D I love acting. Who did you play?
    Ohh, that is quite the book research! Way to go for taking it that far!
    Prequel to Dandelion Dust? I accept! I have never written a prequel before, but have always been interested in doing it. Are you having fun plotting it?
    High five on your goals! I hope April is even better!

    1. ikr! ;) I actually didn't have an acting role this time around; I was one of the two narrators. :)
      It was rather fun!!
      Hehe! :D Prequels can be really fun! I enjoy backstories anyway, and what better way to figure them out than to actually write them. Yes, plotting has been great!
      Thanks, Mikayla! Hope you have a fabulous month! <3

  6. Love the post Faith! No I am not doing camp. It was a pretty good month for me but not much has happened other then the Talent Show/Art Show. I know what you mean when your family ask you werid questions. My Sister ask me dose milk come from a cow I said yes, Half the time I don't even remember what they are lol😂

    1. Thank you, Naomi! That sounds like it was a lot of fun. :D Hahaha! Yes, crazy conversations can be so much fun too. ;)