Update and other writing

So, I FINALLY finished typing out The Fairy Princess. Now, I'm checking for typos, grammatical errors, and other such stuff. But, I'm happy to say that I will be getting The Fairy Princess ready for printing within a week.

As for the other writing I've had to do, Wednesday morning, I spent two hours on the computer, taking rough notes and writing them into neat and concise paragraphs. Then I had to send it to my dad at work, wait for his reply, wait for his revision, etc. Overall, I had to take two pages-worth of rough notes and write them out, then condense what I was saying into less than 200 words. And do you know what I was writing about? ME. I had to write my own bio for a concert I'll be performing at in April. It was tough!

Well, that's about all I can post right now.


True love

The greatest true love story ever. We are a downfallen race, we humans. We are doomed to eternal death. But there is One that has always loved us, and will never stop loving us. He showed His great love for us when He sent His one and only Son to be tortured in our place.

He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed Him not. Surely He hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon Him; and with His stripes we are healed.
All we like sheep have gone astray; we have every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on Him the iniquity of us all. He was oppressed, and He was afflicted, yet He opened not His mouth: He is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so He opened not His mouth. He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare His generation? for He was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was He stricken.
~Isaiah 53:3-8

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
~John 3:16

But God commendeth His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
~Romans 5:8

As you all know, Easter and Good Friday are coming up soon. As many do not know, the reason for many seasons is JESUS. This weekend is the remembrance of Jesus' death (Good Friday), burial, and resurrection (Easter Sunday). Amidst the celebrations this weekend, just please try to remember all the things that Jesus went through for you two thousand years ago.


My li'l sis and instant randomness

So, as some of you already know, my younger sister has two blogs of her own, Inspiration Daily and Into It...Deep. I hope you guys can visit them some time, and possibly follow them!

So, today, while my mom, sister, and I were in town today, I realized that I have no green to wear this Sunday. We had to stop at Kohl's for a little bit, so I stopped in the juniors section to see what I could find on the clearance racks. I found this adorable almost-neon green long-sleeved knit sweater that fit me.

Also, when we stopped at the library, I decided to peruse the fiction shelves, since I wasn't sure which author to read. When I was on my way down the aisle to get to the Gilbert Morris books, a two-inch-thick book caught my eye: The Map of Time by Felix J. Palma. As a BIG FAN of Star Trek (the original and Enterprise sagas), I love the episodes that have time travel and changing history. So, hopefully, tonight I will begin reading an unfamiliar author. If any of you have read The Map of Time, please let me know!

Update March 19:
I started reading The Map of Time, and I'm officially NOT going to finish it due to explicit content. I recommend NOT reading it.


My novels so far

So, I've self-published one novel of mine - Hafling Diaries. I've finished hand-writing its prequel, The Fairy Princess, but I still have several thousands of words to type onto my computer. I'm still struggling with coming up with a good outline for Mermaid Tales, Hafling Diaries' sequel, however. I have names and everything picked out, but I'm still trying to decide whether Eowiodith, the mermaid, is cursed by the human witch Creliri before or after Eowiodith and Prince Fletcher meet. I'm leaning more towards before, though. These are just my fantasy novels.
In the past, I've started - and nearly finished - several other stories and novels. One was where I was writing in the first person, as if it were happening to me. Another was based on a strangely realistic dream I had a while back. Another was a just-for-fun kind of story about a girl named Gwenivier.
I also joined NaNoWriMo back in November, so that really motivated me to finish a novel in a month. I'm going to Camp NaNoWriMo next month, so that'll be fun!


Writing contest

Please don't forget to enter my writing contest here! I'm probably going to extend the deadline a few days, so more people might be able to link up. Hope some more of you consider entering!


Secret Story Contest

I'm entering Storyteller's contest. Hope y'all like it!

 Deserae Ginnifer Cesar has been living incognito for five years - ever since a serial killer had kidnapped her once - and she had barely made it out alive - and had vowed that he would have his vengeance on her.
Deserae has established a new life, but her little masquerade begins to tumble when she receives a phone call in the middle of the night - with just a maniacal laugh and two words said on the other end: "Found you." At first, she thinks it's just a prank call, then she thinks - Is it really him? If so, how did he find her? Can she risk telling the truth to anybody?
Dalene Bradshaugh delivers her second spine-tingling novel in the DGC series in this best-yet follow-up of DGC: Catastrophe, the first novel of the series.

Dalene Bradshaugh was born and raised in Mason City, Iowa. At an early age, she discovered her talent for telling plot-twisting stories. Her first work was published when she was only ten. During high school, she was the editor of the school's newspaper. Shortly after graduating from an Ivy League college for English composition, she began her career of writing novels and short stories. She currently lives in Boise, Idaho, with her husband and twin girls.


Proverbs 7

  1. My son, keep my words, and lay up my commandments with thee.
  2. Keep my commandments, and live; and my law as the apple of thine eye.
  3. Bind them upon thy fingers, write them upon the table of thine heart.
  4. Say unto wisdom, Thou art my sister; and call understanding thy kinswoman:
  5. That they may keep thee from the strange woman, from the stranger which flattereth with her words.
  6. For at the window of my house I looked through my casement,
  7. And beheld among the simple ones, I discerned among the youths, a young man void of understanding,
  8. Passing through the street near her corner; and he went the way to her house,
  9. In the twilight, in the evening, in the black and dark night:
  10. And, behold, there met him a woman with the attire of an harlot, and subtil of heart.
  11. (She is loud and stubborn; her feet abide not in her house:
  12. Now is she without, now in the streets, and lieth in wait at every corner.)
  13. So she caught him, and kissed him, and with an impudent face said unto him,
  14. I have peace offerings with me; this day have I payed my vows.
  15. Therefore came I forth to meet thee, diligently to seek thy face, and I have found thee.
  16. I have decked my bed with coverings of tapestry, with carved works, with fine linen of Egypt.
  17. I have perfumed my bed with myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon.
  18. Come, let us take our fill of love until the morning: let us solace ourselves with loves.
  19. For the goodman is not at home, he is gone a long journey:
  20. He hath taken a bag of money with him, and will come home at the day appointed.
  21. With her much fair speech she caused him to yield, with the flattering of her lips she forced him.
  22. He goeth after her straightway, as an ox goeth to the slaughter, or as a fool to the correction of the stocks;
  23. Till a dart strike through his liver; as a bird hasteth to the snare, and knoweth not that it is for his life.
  24. Hearken unto me now therefore, O ye children, and attend to the words of my mouth.
  25. Let not thine heart decline to her ways, go not astray in her paths.
  26. For she hath cast down many wounded: yea, many strong men have been slain by her.
  27. Her house is the way to hell, going down to the chambers of death.

This was the text for a session at a youth conference I went to the Saturday before yesterday. I took notes during the session. Here they are:
  • A Life without Temptation's Sorrow
    • Attentiveness to Hear
    • Affection of our Hearts
    • Admitting we need Help
  • A Look at Temptation's Story
    • A description of the sinful person
      • Dress
      • Demeanor
      • Deception
    • Details of the sinful proposal
    • Dismissal of the sinful purpose
  • A Lesson on Temptation's Strategy
    • Powerful Influence
    • Poignant Illustrations
      • Ox
      • Fool
      • Bird
  • Some of the greatest people in history fell to sexual temptation.
    • David – the most God-loving man
    • Solomon – the wisest man
    • Samson – the strongest man

  1. Value the Bible
  2. Be Vigilant

I am very opinionated on a few subjects, one of which is the Bible. The Bible is the inspired Word of God, and there's nothing anybody can do to dissuade me of that.