The Value of Water


The Lord rules over the floodwaters. The Lord reigns as king forever. (Psalm 29:10 NLT) When you leave home, you should always expect to find yourself outside your comfort zone. Otherwise, you really aren't gaining much from the experience; we leave home to see more of the world, experience new things, meet people. While on …

Being an Introverted Traveler


I was not made for noise. I know I haven't been designed to cope with the sounds of a big city. I'm an introvert; by now I've accepted the "proper care of introverts," and I will tell people when something is too much--if I need quiet time--if I'm overwhelmed. Aside: The more people tell me …

On Mermaid Tales & Short Stories


I may have completed edits for Serenade (which I still expect to release sometime in October,) but that doesn't mean I've stepped away from these characters and their adventures. It has been a fun week of world-building and character profiling. My personal copy of Dissonance is currently full of sticky notes! They were placed to …

Writing Update: On Short Novels


I'm taking another break from editing Serenade, and thought this an appropriate time for an update. I get so caught up in the editing process that I forget to tell people how I'm doing. I've learned many things since editing began, but perhaps the biggest lesson is that my books tend to be short. It's been a …