What I post -
1. Writing tips, and news from my writing life.
2. Updates and adventures from my personal life.
3. Challenges and thoughts from my spiritual life.
When I post - I post once a week and (since we all need help saving time,) I highly encourage people to subscribe by e-mail so that time isn't wasted checking my blog when you can get my posts delivered to your inbox. (And I do occasionally have more than one post a week:)
Behind the blog name - When I first started writing, I found out that even when you enjoy something, it can still be REALLY hard. At first I just tried to blunder through it all, but then I realized that I can write as hard as I want, but if I'm doing it alone, it won't amount to much. So yes, I write hard, but I try to pray harder.
Contact or social media - If you want to contact me, you can use the contact form on the sidebar, find me on google+, or Facebook or use the comment section of my blog posts. You can also check out my Amazon author page and my Goodreads page.
Current Projects - I'm currently editing a set of boys fiction books.
There’s nothing like spending the summer with a grandpa that you don’t remember ever
meeting . . . especially when he’s murdered the day you arrive. It's been ten years since Ty Carson's policeman dad was killed and he hasn't been back since, until now. Fourteen-year- old Ty Carson
wants nothing to do with the boys’ home he’s placed in, but with his mom travelling, he has no
choice. Searching for clues to the alleged murder brings him across questions that should be
answered, but no one will answer them. As he tries to unravel the clues, he wants to know why
he’s not allowed to talk about the police hero who had died ten years before. The man that he
had called ‘dad’. Accused and alone, Ty realizes that the answers have to be nearby, but can he
understand them? Can a baseball game, a figure dressed in black, and an old gun collection be
the things that he needs to find friendship and bring him closer to God?
Book one and two in the Ty Carson series should be released in early February.
About me - I graduated from Krahn Homeschool in 2015 and am currently living on our family farm, helping where I can and writing in my free time. I've lived on a farm all my life so if you find me to be a little bit 'backwoods' that's why. Growing up as the youngest of seven, I took advantage of my older siblings' books and reading became a part of me at a young age. With the help and encouragement of my family, I eventually decided to not just read, but to try writing. At first it was just short stories, but my dreams of becoming a published author pushed me forward.
My first book was self-published when I was seventeen, and now, at the age of twenty, I have eight books self-published, and one traditionally published through Ambassador International.
Personality wise, I like to describe myself like my purse, bling on one side, camo on the other side, and the cross in the center. Depending on what settings you know me in, you might think of me as a loud tomboy who likes ice hockey, trapping and fishing, or you might think of me as a shy girl who likes bling, shopping, and coffee drinks.
Of course writing is my main hobby, but I also enjoy playing a little bit of piano, (I'm not really good but I enjoy it,) baking, (brownies and cookies are my favorite,) visiting with friends, (especially one-on-one over a coffee drink:) watching movies, (especially old westerns,) reading, (especially funny mystery books,) and just being me.
When I'm not writing, or doing one of my hobbies, I can be found around our family farm, working at our family corn maze, or helping with some ministry.
My favorite two Jim Elliot quotes sum up how I feel about life. "Live to the hilt every situation that you find yourself in that you believe to be the will of God." and "When it comes time to die, make sure that's all you have left to do."
I hope you've enjoyed this glimpse into my life!