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The Sunshine Blogger Award III

Hello! I'm doing the Sunshine Blogger Award for the THIRD time. What is the Sunshine Blogger Award? The Sunshine Blogger Award is given to those who are creative, positive and inspiring while spreading sunshine to the blogging community. How does it work? Thank the blogger(s) who nominated you in a blog post and link back… Continue reading The Sunshine Blogger Award III

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The Awesome Blogger Award

The bloggers I know are kind. Case in point: Meghan @ Meghan's Whimsical Explorations & Reviews tagged me in this Awesome Blogger Award tag. Meghan does deep dives into TV shows, music, and your favorite YA books. I very much look forward to her reviews and you will, too. The award was created by Maggie @Dreaming… Continue reading The Awesome Blogger Award

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2019 Recap: Farewell to an Exhausting Year

Where do I even start? A fair number of big things happened in 2019. I am, to put it mildly, pretty tired. Here's why. I Went Vegan One of the main tenets of Methodism is "Do no harm." In 2019, I tried to minimize the harm I cause, starting with what I eat. I'm pretty… Continue reading 2019 Recap: Farewell to an Exhausting Year

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November Happenings

I lived all 30 days of November but I barely remember any of them. Somehow, I condensed a year's worth of activities into a single month. When I started the month, I thought I'd be fitting writing sessions between social engagements, horror movies, and book rereads. HA. Here's what happened instead: I moved and spent… Continue reading November Happenings

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NaNoWriMo 2019: The Great Train Write-in and Powell’s Book Haul

I haven't gotten up before 5:00 AM since I worked opening shift at a cafe. Today, I urged my aging body out of bed at 4:30 AM to board a train full of strangers. We commiserated over coffee, talked about books, got really deep into pagan mysticism, and wrote a ton of words. It was… Continue reading NaNoWriMo 2019: The Great Train Write-in and Powell’s Book Haul

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The Blogger Recognition Award

A thousand thanks to my Star Wars buddy Emer for nominating me! Emer posts concise-yet-lyrical book reviews on A Little Haze Book Blog daily (sometimes even twice a day!) GO THERE NOW. ON TO THE AWARD!   The Rules Thank the blogger/s who nominated you and provide a link to their blog. Write a post to show… Continue reading The Blogger Recognition Award

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Top Ten Tuesday: Auto-buy authors

IT'S THAT TIME AGAIN. Today's Top Ten Tuesday features my top ten auto-buy authors. Is this a rehash of my Lady Writer Supergroup? POSSIBLY. Maggie Stiefvater   OB-VI-OUS-LY. Stiefvater gave me murder horses in The Scorpio Races. She gave me Ronan Lynch in The Raven Cycle. She gave me miracles in All the Crooked Saints. I will go… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Auto-buy authors

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Spyro Book Tag

Yes, I'm back. I haven't exactly figured out how to work daily on my WIP. I'm stuck in that first-draft paralysis of, "Are these characters problematic? Is my representation on point? Should I give up and start over?" It's not a fun place to be, but I think it will pass. I'm trying not to… Continue reading Spyro Book Tag

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Blog Update: Hiatus?

I haven't felt all that interested in writing fiction for...a while. I've felt jealous of other bloggers with WIPs and daily word counts, but I never felt  compelled to join them. That was until I found an idea that excited me. Like all my favorite ideas, this one started as a joke. Then I started… Continue reading Blog Update: Hiatus?

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Lauren’s 2018 Retrospective

Won't lie, didn't love 2018. Maybe the year wasn't a total lost cause, because of new friends and growth experiences and improved health, but I sure hated living through it. Different things influenced my year in big ways and I want to sum them up:   I quit my job I finally got out of… Continue reading Lauren’s 2018 Retrospective